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Please note due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these delivery options may shift from term to term. Please consult your program for details on delivery options.
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Open Studies allows you to explore credit courses without applying to a program.
It is an opportunity to get a feel for school and what program you want to be in.
Program availability may be limited for international applicants. Contact your student advisor for more information.
You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).
In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:
Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.
Program delivery varies by program. We encourage you to review how your classes will be delivered for the upcoming terms. If you have questions about program delivery or class enrolment, please contact your program area.
Captioners and court reporters are highly skilled professionals who can capture speech at speeds of 225 words per minute (wpm) and higher. Using an electronic shorthand machine and sophisticated computer technology, reporters translate a conversation virtually simultaneously to the printed word.
Being a captioner or court reporter is a profession like no other. It is exciting to meet the challenges when no 2 days are alike and when you learn new and fascinating information every day.
NAIT offers the only captioning and court reporting program in western Canada to be approved by the National Court Reporters Association - a 35,000 member organization based in the United States. Consequently, the program is well-regarded and graduates obtain employment not only across Canada and the United States, but around the world.
To be accepted into the Captioning and Court Reporting program, you must have graduated from the one-year Court Transcription certificate. The Captioning and Court Reporting program provides access to advanced career opportunities.
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.
Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.
Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.
In the Captioning and Court Reporting program, you will learn how to write machine shorthand at 225 words per minute (or faster). This will allow you to work as a court reporter, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) provider or broadcast captioner.
You can expect to learn and develop:
Graduates are in strong demand and are compensated well. Captioning and court reporting has had an extremely high graduate placement rate since program inception. Thanks to the increased demand for captioning in digital media, these rates are expected to increase.
NAIT graduates are employed locally, across Canada and internationally. It is often possible to work from home.
Most graduates work as independent contractors, with some hired as employees. Graduates can find employment with the following job titles:
Some NAIT programs are unavailable to international students because they do not meet eligibility for a study permit or Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).
This program is delivered in a different format for the Winter term than it is delivered in the Fall term.
Study Permit: The fall intake programming is delivered in a way that meets the criteria for a study permit.
Post-Graduation Work Permit: Graduates of the fall intake program may qualify for a PGWP so long as they maintain their personal eligibility.
Study Permit: The winter intake programming is delivered through distance learning and therefore does not meet the criteria for a study permit.
Post-Graduation Work Permit: The winter intake programming is delivered through distance learning and therefore this intake is not eligible for the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) Program. Completion of this program through distance learning will not make you eligible for a PGWP.
International applicants seeking permissions to take this program in the Winter term can contact a NAIT Academic Advisor – International to discuss options.
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