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Career Area: Business, Management and Administration
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-170-1
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
Credit Program
Average Annual Tuition: $4230
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Broadcast Captioning Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Broadcast Captioner
CART Captioner (Communication Access RealTime Translation)
Webcast Captioner

Broadcast Captioning Programs

Broadcast captioners use court reporter real-time skills and technology to instantly convert stenographic notes of audio dialog to English text for television display for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers. Broadcast captioning pays very well but demands rigorous training. Potential captioners must have exceptional English and keyboarding skills, a wide ranging knowledge of current events and specialized terminology, computer technology proficiency, the ability to meet deadlines and the ability to concentrate for long periods of time. Industry experts predict the need for media captioners to escalate. Due to the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, television broadcasters are required to close caption all live programming. As many as 2,000 to 3,000 captioners will be needed to meet the broadcast requirements.

Shared programs expand access to programs that are in high demand both by students and employers. Two or more colleges entering into a formal agreement that identifies which courses/labs will be offered at the individual colleges. In some cases students may be asked to attend a college outside of their current district. Check with the colleges listed for more details.

Broadcast Captioning Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Fox Valley Broadcast Captioning at Fox Valley
Lakeshore Broadcast Captioning at Lakeshore
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