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New Certificate in Court Reporting and Captioning

New Certificate in Court Reporting and Captioning

Students
wishing to acquire a certificate in court reporting and captioning need
look no
further than Alfred State College.  The State University of New York
(SUNY) and the State Education Department have approved a certificate
in court reporting and captioning (CERT) to begin admitting students in
fall 2009.

The
certificate in court reporting and captioning will provide graduates with the
skills necessary for careers as court, freelance, and realtime reporters. 
In the first year, students learn machine shorthand theory.  Development
of skills in recording and transcribing specialized court reporting material
starts in the summer term and continues through the second year. 
Computer-aided transcription and realtime reporting are an integral part of the
training.  During the last semester, students are introduced not only to the
skill of courtroom reporting, but to the art of reporting.

The
purpose of the certificate is to allow individuals who have a degree already or
are interested in solely meeting the speed requirements to gain the skills
necessary for employment in this lucrative career.  Students admitted to
Alfred State College can now choose between this certificate or an AAS degree
program, depending on their individual educational needs.

In
order to fulfill degree requirements for the certificate in court reporting and captioning, students must complete 42 credit hours of study.  Students may
complete these courses on campus or online.  These hours include all the
major courses required by the National Court Reporters Association
(NCRA).  

For
additional information about this exciting new certificate program, contact the
Alfred State College Admissions Office at 1-800-4-ALFRED or (607) 587-4215.