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Captioning CPC.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 23 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Education
Effective as of Fall 2023

What is the program about?

The Captioning Certificate is designed to prepare students for a position as a captionist in the workforce. The skills obtained will train students to provide accessible communication services to individuals with hearing loss or communication barriers. A field experience is required.

Program Outcomes

  • Understand Deaf Culture and the varying views of Deafness.
  • Exhibit ethical conduct and characteristics of a captionist.
  • Demonstrate entry-level captioning skills in order to obtain desired employment.
  • Critically assess own captioning work, identify own strengths and weaknesses, articulate observations in written format, and produce revised versions of their work.

Career Opportunities

Positions available to graduates include independent contractor and/or staff positions.


Students will receive a certificate of completion from the Rochester Institute of Technology Captioning training office.


Course Title Credits
ASL 1101 Orientation to Deafness 3
ASL 1102 Interpreting Theory & Best Practices 3
ASL 1111 Beginning American Sign Language I 3
ASL 1112 Beginning American Sign Language II 3
ASL 2401 Captioning 3
ASL 2402 Field Placement 2
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1201 English Composition II 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.