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Information Reporting Technology: CART

Associate in Applied Science (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.

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.

The Certificate of Proficiency for this program has been deactivated. Those students currently enrolled in the certificate program will be permitted to complete their studies but no new students will be admitted. Please see an advisor if you have any questions.