Professional Digital Reporter Short-Term Technical CertificateThis program is available at the Online location.
This online 16-week certificate program is a “Shared Program” between Clark State and Stark State Colleges, offering a unique opportunity for providing excellence in teaching and learning. In just 16 short weeks, students master the digital reporting equipment and learn the professional skills required to enter the court reporting field as a digital reporter.
This Professional Digital Reporter (PDR) certificate will provide certificate-seeking students the opportunity to train for the vital, exciting, and rewarding IT profession of digital court reporting, with additional options for careers in the CART captioning and/or transcription professions. There are many venues where these services can be used, including, but not limited to: judicial digital court reporting professions of court and freelance reporters, college campuses as well as K-12 campuses to provide services for hearing-impaired and Deaf students; medical/corporate transcription services; and local and national government organizations.
Clark/Stark students learn the skills of a Professional Digital Reporter using cutting-edge digital recording technology and state-of-the-art computer-aided transcription (CAT) software. Students’ skills are perfected through simulations and assessments of skill. Students are required to complete the capstone certificate course, applying professional digital reporting skills to earn their certificate and apply for the professional certification opportunity with the American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers (AAERT) and become employed as a Professional Digital Reporter.Explore Careers