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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
Non-Technical Elective
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 goal is that graduates will demonstrate the use of good grammar, punctuation and editing skills for transcription preparation and production; communicate clearly and concisely; utilize all information reporting technology; exemplify a high standard of ethics as an information reporting professional and demonstrate employable skills and characteristics as an information reporting professional.

The JRC program offers distance learning opportunities through Web-based education.

Translate spoken communication into closed captioning using a stenograph machine connected to a state-of-the-art computer to assist millions of deaf and hard-of-hearing persons with access to all types of programming including television/news programs, classrooms, conventions and conferences. VITAC Corporation, a leading captioning company nationwide, partners with Stark State to provide the software and educational and technical support. This program offers Web-based distance learning opportunities.

DEGREE EARNED
Associate of applied business

CERTIFICATE OPTIONS
The Broadcast Captioning Career Enhancement Certificate is stackable to the broadcast captioning major degree. This certificate is great for working reporters interested in transitioning into broadcast captioning.

TRANSFER AGREEMENTS WITH
Franklin University

WORK IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING
• Television/news programs
• classrooms
• conventions/conferences
• remotely, from home

PREPARE FOR A CAREER AS A 
• captioner or CART provider

ADDITIONAL FEES 
Students in this program must purchase a stenograph machine ($1,500 new) and Case Catalyst software (estimated $500).

JOIN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS 
National Court Reporters Association Student Chapter

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT 
Rene Eneix
Department Chair, Administrative Services and Office Applications
330-494-6170, Ext. 4876
reneix@starkstate.edu

Graduation requirements for broadcast captioning option:
Transcribe a minimum of two five-minute, two-voice, non-realtime tests with a minimum of 96 percent accuracy, dictated at a minimum of 225 wpm; transcribe a minimum of three five-minute literary tests with a minimum of 96 percent verbatim accuracy, dictated at a minimum of 180 wpm; and write three 15-minute literary broadcast material takes at 180 wpm (syllabic and/or word count) at 96% verbatim accuracy, following NCRA's "What is an Error?" guidelines. The instructor will grade a random five-minute selection from each 15-minute take.