Broadcast Captioning Major
Associate Degree Course Sequence
SSC101 Student Success Seminar
ENG124 College Composition
ITD122 Computer Applications for Professionals
AOT130 Communication & Transcription Skills
IRT121 Realtime Theory I
ENG230 Business Communication
ACC130 Business Law & Ethics
IRT Technical Elective
IRT122 Realtime Theory II
IRT229 Realtime Software Applications
IRT129 Speed Building I
IRT240 Short Writing Techniques
BIO101 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
BUS121 Business Administration
IRT230 Basic Broadcast Captioning
IRT130 Speed Building II
MTH108 Explorations in Modern Mathematics
IRT123 Speed Building III
IRT235 Advanced Broadcast Captioning
IRT232 JRC Internship
PSY121 General Psychology or SOC121 Sociology
TOTAL CREDITS 69-70
The broadcast captioning major in the judicial reporting and captioning (JRC) program is the 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. VITAC Corporation, a leading captioning company nationwide, partners with Stark State to provide the software and educational and technical support. Stark State is a training site for VITAC Corporation for transitional reporters seeking a career change to captioning.
The JRC program offers distance learning opportunities through Web-based education. Virtually anyone who has access to a computer will be able to take the program online, but the student will be required to have a computerized steno machine and specific reporting software before taking distance learning courses.
Stark State also offers a career enhancement certificates in broadcast captioning for working reporters interested in transitioning into broadcast captioning.
The goal is that graduates will demonstrate the use of good grammar, punctuation and editing skills for transcription preparation and production; conduct research and realtime writing dictionary maintenance for broadcast reporting; communicate clearly and concisely; utilize all information reporting technology; exemplify a high standard of ethics as an information reporting professional; and demonstrate employability skills and characteristics as an information reporting professional.
Graduation requirements for broadcast captioning option: