Certificate in Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART)

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Program Description

Certificate in Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART)

WHAT IS CART AND CAPTIONING?

Realtime is used in many applications today including judicial reporting, captioning, and CART providing. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) providers work with the deaf and hard-of-hearing in many different settings including corporate, educational, legal, and medical; they often work in education settings such as a university or high school, assisting a person who is hard-of- hearing to progress through school. With new technology, providers of CART may even work from home and send their captions via Internet to the individual in class. Broadcast captioners use the same technology as court reporters to create the text which viewers see on the bottom of the television screen. They may caption live sports events, news, or other television programming.

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PROGRAM OUTLINE

This Continuing Education Program was specifically designed for working reporters who are interested in boosting their earning potential, bolstering their credentials and impacting their career. The entire program contains three modules, each held on Saturdays to accommodate a full-time working schedule. The modules are as follows: MODULE 1 (40 clock hours)

  • Realtime Writing 1

MODULE 2 (40 clock hours)

  • Realtime Writing II
  • CART Procedures & Technology

MODULE 3 (40 clock hours)

  • Realtime Writing III
  • Captioning & Captioning Technology

Test Preparation (10 clock hours)

  • Certified Realtime Reporter
  • Certified Realtime Captioner

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP

For more information or questions please contact Peg Sokalski-Dorchack

CART AND CAPTIONING AT A GLANCE

WHAT IS CART AND CAPTIONING?

CART is an acronym that stands for Communication Access Realtime Translation.

WHAT DO CART PROVIDERS AND CAPTIONERS DO?

CART providers use court reporting technology to convert speech to text to assist deaf and hard-of- hearing consumers in many different settings including corporate, educational, legal, religious, and medical. They often work in education settings such as a university or high school assisting a person who is deaf or hard-of- hearing to progress through school. Broadcast captioners use similar technology as court reporters to create the text which viewers see on the bottom of the television screen. They may caption live sports events, news, or other television programming.

WHY TAKE THE IMPROVING REALTIME WRITING PROGRAM AT MACCORMAC?

This Continuing Education Program was specifically designed for working reporters who are interested in boosting their earning potential, bolstering their credentials, and impacting their careers. Realtime is used in many applications today including judicial reporting, captioning, and CART providing.

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK

According to Ducker Worldwide, “The rate of growth for captioners, specifically CART captioners, will outpace the percentage-rate growth of court reporters through 2018. As such, this represents a growth area generally for court reporters and captioners.” (2013-2014 Court Reporting Industry Outlook Report Executive Summary, ducker.com)

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH THIS SKILL?

Provide captioning services for:

  • Education
  • Business
  • Television programming
  • Religious services
  • Conventions
  • Meetings
Last updated Dec 2017

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MacCormac College in downtown Chicago has a distinguished history and an exciting future. Founded in 1904, MacCormac has been committed to providing its diverse student population with an exceptional education, while building students’ self-confidence and encouraging lifelong learning. We are conveniently located on the second floor of the historic Heyworth building, just steps away from Millennium Park, and excellent transport links. Read less