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The Court Transcription certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills to produce accurate transcripts by applying rules of grammar and punctuation to the spoken word of pre-recorded proceedings using machine shorthand and computer-aided transcription software. In addition to court transcript production, graduates may be hired as scopists and proofreaders to aid in court transcript production. Graduates will also have opportunities to produce transcripts and verbatim captions in support of disciplinary proceedings, arbitration hearings, 9-1-1 calls, interviews, investigations, shareholders’ and other meetings, and prerecorded television and Internet videos.
Because Court Transcriptionists work with recordings, their hours and location are often very flexible. Court Transcriptionists are often able to work from a home office and can accept work from across the province and country.
The Court Transcription certificate is a full-time one-year program. Graduates have the opportunity to continue into the Captioning and Court Reporting diploma program.
The only captioning and court reporting program in western Canada to be approved by the National Court Reporters Association.
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Gain the knowledge and skills to transcribe pre-recorded materials and enter the workforce in a year. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be able to:
This program allows graduates who excel in transcription services to enter the workforce within a year or continue their studies through the Captioning and Court Reporting Diploma.
Discover Steno is a series of free workshops that will introduce applicants to the captioning and court reporting career as well as assess foundational competencies for success in the program.
Graduates of the Court Transcription program are in high demand, leading to an impressive placement rate. The majority of work for graduates comes from our current court and legal system, government, meetings and events, audio calls and various forms of digital media. They may also find employment editing and proofreading transcripts for court reporters and court reporting firms using industry software.
As Court Transcriptionists work with recordings, their hours and location are often very flexible, and can accept work remotely from across the province and country.
As a successful graduate, you will be able to apply your knowledge and skills in a variety of roles such as:
Captioning and Court Reporting
Graduates of the Court Transcription program may continue on to the Captioning and Court Reporting diploma for an additional year of study. In order to apply to the diploma program, you must successfully complete the Court Transcription Certificate and demonstrate a minimum typing speed of 140wpm.
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The Court Transcription certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills to produce accurate transcripts of pre-recorded proceedings using machine shorthand and transcription software.
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