About our Program
Court Reporting and Captioning are exciting and versatile careers. Court reporters write the verbatim proceedings of a courtroom, deposition, hearing or meeting and provide an accurate transcript of the proceedings. Realtime captioning provides captions of live television programs and other forms of media for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers through realtime technology that instantly produces readable English text.
Court Reporting and Captioning Program helps you prepare for immediate employment in a career as a court reporter, captioner, transcriptionist, or scopist.
All of these professions continue to experience growth, and salaries range from approximately $63,000 to $105,000 annually, depending on the employer and level of experience.
Green River offers an Associate of Applied Arts degree in Realtime Transcription and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Realtime Reporting: Court Reporting and Captioning. A certificate in Scoping is also available. Training is offered both on campus and online.
Green River's Court Reporting Program is accredited by the National Court Reporters Association.
Career options include:
- Courtroom/Freelance Court Reporting
- Broadcast/Sports Captioning
- Educational Captioning (CART)
- Realtime Webcasting
- Realtime Transcription
Court reporting is a challenging and versatile career. Court reporters write the verbatim proceedings of a courtroom, deposition, hearing, arbitration or meeting and provide an accurate transcript of the proceedings.
Working as a Court Reporter can take you to:
- Law firms
- Freelance firms
- Government offices
- Insurance companies
- Union meetings
Realtime captioning provides captions of live television programs and other forms of media for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers through realtime technology that instantly produces readable English text.
Another facet of the captioning process is called Communication Access Realtime Translation, or CART. CART reporters write for deaf or hard-of-hearing clients in a variety of settings to provide instant conversion of speech to text using a steno machine and laptop, tablet, smartphone, or other mobile device.
Working as a Captioner/CART provider can take you to:
- National/local television stations
- Academic institutions
- Sporting events
- State/city legislative proceedings
- Financial meetings
- Internet webcasts