Captioning and Court Reporting Marks 50th Anniversary
This academic year, Tri-C’s Captioning and Court Reporting program celebrates its 50th anniversary — a rare accomplishment for any academic program at any institution.
Founded in 1971, the program has expanded over the years to address the evolving needs of learners and employers alike. Today, as one of the most recognized and sought-after two-year degree and certificate programs in the country, Tri-C’s program allows students to choose between steno writing, voice writing, digital reporting and/or transcription tracks.
Captioning and Court Reporting was the first Tri-C program to offer online classes, as well as the first to offer a fully online certificate and degree program. Two decades later, almost anyone with an internet connection can enroll in and complete the program.
Voice writing was incorporated into the curriculum about 15 years ago. Today, students who complete voice-writing tracks have a high success rate on the National Verbatim Reporters Association (NVRA) certification exams and in the field itself.
Launched in fall 2020, the digital reporting and transcription track is based on the American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers (AAERT) Best Practices Guide. Students who complete course requirements are fully prepared to become certified electronic reporters and/or transcribers.
Graduates of Tri-C’s program are employed in courtrooms, boardrooms, conference rooms, classrooms, sports complexes and other sites throughout the United States.
Captioning and court reporting is an in-demand profession, and Tri-C is here to meet the moment with a program that covers every aspect of the work, provides easy and flexible access, and offers industry-leading professional instruction.