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CART & CAPTIONING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN CHICAGO

Demand is growing across the country for people trained as Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) providers and captioners. MacCormac College offers CART and captioning courses as part of our Continuing Education Program.

MACCORMAC COLLEGE’S CART PROGRAM IN CHICAGO PROVIDES NEEDED TRAINING  

CART providers work with the deaf and hard-of-hearing in many different settings including corporate, educational, legal, and medical; they often work in education settings such as a university or high school, assisting a person who is hard-of-hearing to progress through school. With new technology, providers of CART may even work from home and send their captions via Internet to the individual in class. Broadcast captioners use the same technology as court reporters to create the text which viewers see on the bottom of the television screen. They may caption live sports events, news, or other television programming.  

This is a growing field. In fact, it is speculated that there will be thousands of job openings available in the coming years for people trained as CART providers and captioners. The opportunity can be lucrative for motivated professionals, too. Hourly wages are common for CART providers, with rates often from $50 to $75 per hour. 

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH THIS KNOWLEDGE?

As a trained CART provider or captioner, you can help the deaf and hard of hearing in a variety of situations:

  • Corporate offices
  • Educational setting, such as a high school or college
  • Law firms, courts or other legal settings
  • Medical and health care settings
  • Television or webcast broadcast captioner

CART AND CAPTIONING PROGRAM OBJECTIVES 

After completing community college CART classes, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to effectively manage Realtime captioning engagements — delivering results that are accurate and consistent. CART programs emphasize the following: 

  • Realtime writing accuracy
  • Technology used for CART and captioning projects
  • Practice and performance

CHOOSE THE CART PROGRAM THAT CHICAGO CAPTIONING PROFESSIONALS TRUST 

If you are evaluating CART programs, look no further than MacCormac College. This Communication Access Realtime Translation Continuing Education Program was specifically designed for working reporters who are interested in boosting their earning potential, bolstering their credentials and impacting their career. The entire junior college CART and captioning program contains three modules, each held on Saturdays to accommodate a full-time working schedule. The modules are as follows: 

MODULE 1 (40 clock hours)

  • Realtime Writing 1

MODULE 2 (40 clock hours)

  • Realtime Writing II
  • CART Procedures & Technology

MODULE 3 (40 clock hours)

  • Realtime Writing III
  • Captioning & Captioning Technology

Test Preparation (10 clock hours)

  • Certified Realtime Reporter
  • Certified CART Provider
  • Broadcast Captioner

 

For more information or questions please contact Peg Dorchack at msokalski@maccormac.edu