Court Reporter Program gets Dept. of Education grant
SAN ANTONIO, TX (AUG. 3, 2012) - The San Antonio College Court Reporting
Program is among four colleges in the nation to share more than $1 million in grants from the U.S. Department
of Education. SAC will receive $214,878
to help train and find jobs for realtime writers (closed captioning).
The Department’s Training for Realtime Writers (TRTW)
program provides grants to assist court reporting and captioning programs with
recruiting and training realtime writers.
“This is an excellent opportunity for SAC students to benefit
from the technology and training that serves the needs of the community. This
will also enable people from around the state to realize their potential in
this growing industry,” said Dr. Robert Zeigler, president of San Antonio
San Antonio College will use the grant funds in the three-year program to expand and
improve the current training program for realtime captioners, this includes:
partnering with industry to update/improve
captioning courses to train faculty;
partner with community agencies, school
districts and campus partners to increase student enrollment;
purchase equipment and software for a realtime
implement captioning internship and job
establish a student mentorship program;
and share curricula and effective student recruitment
and retention methods with other court reporting/realtime captioning training
The Court Reporting Program is part of the Administrative Computer
Technology (ACT) department, Pat Woodard is the Program Coordinator. The ACT Department offers 3 Level I
Certificates, 1 Enhanced Skills Certificate, 1 Level II Certificate and an
Associate of Applied Science Degree, A.A.S.
The other grant recipients were:
- College of Court Reporting, Hobart, Ind.
- MacCormac College, Chicago, Ill.
- Green River Community College, Auburn, Wash.
For more information, contact Pat Woodward, 210-486-0544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.