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Information Reporting Technology: CART

Associate in Applied Science (M)
Certificate of Proficiency (M)

Associate in Applied Science in CART is a 67 credit-hour program that prepares students for appropriate certification tests upon completion of the program.

Certificate of Proficiency in CART is a 50 credit-hour program that prepares students to become a Certified CART Provider (CCP).

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is the instantaneous translation of the spoken word into English text using a stenotype machine, computer and realtime software, and a means of displaying the text on a computer, TV monitor or large screen. The display is not only the spoken word translated into written text, but also speaker identification, and a description of environmental sounds, when possible, which allows the CART user to have a complete sense of what is transpiring.

The Americans with Disabilities ACT specifically recognizes CART as an assistive technology which affords "effective communication access." Thus communication access more aptly describes a CART provider’s role and distinguishes CART from realtime reporting in a traditional litigation setting.

The CART certificate is an option of the Information Reporting Technology program. More information is available at Information Reporting Technology.