Information Reporting Technology: Captioning
Certificate of Proficiency (M)
Associate in Applied Science in Captioning is a 67 credit-hour program that prepares students for appropriate certification tests upon completion of the program.
Certificate of Proficiency in Captioning is a 50 credit-hour program that prepares students to become Certified Broadcast Captioning (CBC) certified.
Broadcast captioning is an outgrowth of the court reporting field and is a highly developed skill that is used to translate spoken communication into visual communication. A stenotype machine is connected to a state-of-the-art computer with special closed-captioning software that allows the writer to caption the spoken word in various TV/news programs, classrooms, conventions and conferences. A broadcast captioner can assist millions of deaf and hard-of-hearing persons by captioning television and news programs.