Broadcast Captioning

Broadcast Captioning/Judicial Reporting

Broadcast captioners use court reporter real-time skills and technology to instantly convert stenographic notes of audio dialog to English text for television display for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers. Broadcast captioning pays very well but demands rigorous training. Potential captioners must have exceptional English and keyboarding skills, a wide ranging knowledge of current events and specialized terminology, computer technology proficiency, the ability to meet deadlines and the ability to concentrate for long periods of time. Industry experts predict the need for media captioners to escalate. Due to the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, television broadcasters are required to close caption all live programming. As many as 2,000 to 3,000 captioners will be needed to meet the broadcast requirements.

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Program Name: 
Broadcast Captioning
Program Number: 
Type of Degree/Diploma: 
Associate Degree
Offered at These Colleges: 
Offered as a Shared Program at These Colleges: 
(shared with Lakeshore Technical College)
(shared with Lakeshore Technical College)

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  • Program transfers from this college to other institutions.* Click icon for college transfer info.
  • Program can be completed entirely online at this college.
*It is strongly recommended you secure the agreement with the institution you intend to transfer to.

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