Court Transcription

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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.

Upcoming Intakes

Select your preferred intake to see relevant program information. Program details, including tuition and course information, may vary by intake.

Selection Start Date Delivery Mode Time Campus Length Domestic Status International Status
Sep. 03, 2024 (Fall) In-person Weekdays - Daytime Main 1 Year ((Full-time)) Waitlisting Limited
  Jan. 08, 2025 (Winter) Online Weekdays - Evening Online 1 Year ((Full-time)) Waitlisting N/A
 
             
 

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Delivery Mode

  • In-person - All your class activity will be delivered in person, on campus.
  • Online - All your class activity will be delivered online.
  • Hybrid - Your classes will be a mixture of in person and online learning. You must be able to come to campus and participate remotely online.
  • Your choice - Your program offers a variety of class delivery options (in person, online, or a mixture of both) and you can select which type of classes to take. If you wish, you can complete your entire program either in-person or online.
  • HyFlex - All your classes are delivered for simultaneous participation in person and online. You can choose daily to attend your classes in person or join remotely online.

Time

  • Your choice - You can select class times and days that fit your schedule. There are a variety of class options for you to choose from including daytime, evening, weekdays or weekends.
  • No set time - No set class days or times, content is access on-demand. You can complete your studies on your own schedule within the scheduled class dates; may have set due dates and deadlines.
  • Evenings & Weekends - Classes are scheduled after 5 p.m. on weekdays or anytime on weekends.
  • Weekdays - Daytime - Classes are scheduled on weekdays, before 5 p.m.
  • Weekdays - Evening - Classes are scheduled on weekdays, after 5 p.m.
  • Weekends - Classes are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays.

Campus

Any in-person components of your courses will be delivered at this campus location.

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Length

  • Full-Time - This is the standard length to complete the program, with a full course load per term.
  • Part-Time - Students follow a structured schedule of classes so they can progress in their studies part-time while balancing everyday life.

Domestic Status

The program availability status for domestic applications is updated as applications are reviewed and assessed. Program availability is subject to change without notice.

  • Open - Program intake is accepting applications.
  • Waitlisting - Program intake is accepting applications, but qualified applicants will be placed on a waitlist.
  • Closed - Program intake is not accepting applications.
  • Upcoming - Applications will open soon for this intake. View the upcoming terms for open dates.
  • N/A - Not available for this intake.

International Status

The program availability status for international applications is updated as applications are reviewed and assessed. Program availability is subject to change without notice.

  • Open - Program intake is accepting applications.
  • Limited - For international applicants, the program intake is now only available if you already have a valid study permit.
  • Waitlisting - Program intake is accepting applications, but qualified applicants will be placed on a waitlist.
  • Closed - Program intake is not accepting applications.
  • Upcoming - Applications will open soon for this intake. View the upcoming terms for open dates.
  • N/A - Not available for this intake.

Credit programs that accept international applicants also meet the eligibility for the Post-Graduation Work Permit program, including programs with a Hybrid delivery mode. Each student is responsible for maintaining their eligibility throughout their studies.

Build court transcription skills that translate

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:

  • Write and transcribe verbatim using a steno machine, a specialized keyboard to write in shorthand. 
  • Record and transcribe examinations, testimony, judicial orders and instructions, legal opinions and other formal proceedings via print or electronic methods
  • Use computer-aided transcription software to produce accurate transcripts from recorded proceedings
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of legal terminology, regulations, professional standards, and ethics
  • Apply rules of grammar, punctuation and mechanics to the spoken word

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Events

Feb. 03 – Mar. 10 Event

Discover Steno Workshops - February to March 2025

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.

  • All-Day
  • Via Web Conferencing
Oct. 07 – Nov. 12 Event

Discover Steno Workshops - October to November 2024

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.

  • All-Day
  • Via Web Conferencing
May. 12 – Jun. 16 Event

Discover Steno Workshops - May to June 2025

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.

  • All-Day
  • Via Web Conferencing
May. 13 – Jun. 17 Event

Discover Steno Workshops - May to June 2024

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.

  • All-Day
  • Via Web Conferencing

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The personal information on this form is being collected under the authority of the Post-secondary Learning Act and section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). The information will be protected by the provisions of FOIP, and will be used for the purpose of registration and administration of the event. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use, security or disclosure of the personal information, please contact General Council at 780.471.7664 or legal@nait.ca.

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Len Sperling, Chair

Email: lens@nait.ca

Phone: 780.471.7645

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Toll-free: 1.877.333.6248

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Career Outcomes

This program allows graduates who excel in transcription services to enter the workforce within a year.

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