The Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) has announced a new model for transcript production where court transcripts will be produced and certified by independent, authorized court transcriptionists. A list of authorized court transcriptionists will be available to the public, and all persons ordering transcripts of court proceedings must select a transcriptionist exclusively from this registry.

This exciting new career offers many opportunities including self-employment, the choice to earn income from home, the flexibility of choosing the amount of work you wish to accept and options to partner or work with other authorized persons.

Advanced Court Transcription – 14-week (in-class)
CRN Number – 48081

Admission Information:

  • All students require their own laptop in order to participate in this class
  • Transcribing experience and/or Court experience required i.e. a clerk registrar or court monitor or some familiarity with the court system
  • Students must have a strong knowledge base in MS Word, typing skills, templates, formatting pagination, macros, headers and footers;
  • A typing speed of 50 wpm at minimum is recommended to begin but must increase with practice in order to succeed
  • Listening skills and comfortable with the English language

Hardware and Software Requirements:

  • A Windows-based word processor application installed on the laptop (MS-DOS word processors such as Word Perfect 5.1 will NOT work)
  • A CD-ROM or DVD player
  • A sound card
  • Headset and foot pedal (approximately $181 purchased in our bookstore)

Please note, no one is promised a seat as this course is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Location: Pickering Learning Site, room PK205

Date & Time: every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

October 16, 23, 30

November 6, 13, 20, 27

December 4, 11, 18

January 8, 15, 22, 29

These hours with the exam add up to 42 hours.

Cost: $495 plus HST
Space is limited.

To register, call 905.721.3000 and have the course code (CRN) and your credit card ready.

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have met the transcript qualification standards as set out by the Ministry of the Attorney General and will be eligible to become an authorized court transcriptionist in accordance with and pursuant to the Attorney General’s Approval and Authorization made under Ontario Regulation 158/03.

Students will learn transcription procedures required to produce certified transcripts from all court jurisdictions according to ministry standards set by legislation, regulation, policy and practice directions. Students will learn transcription procedures required to produce certified transcripts from all court jurisdictions according to ministry standards set by legislation, regulation, policy and practice directions.

 

Court Transcription – 20-week course for novice students (In-CLass)
CRN Number – 48080

Important Information:

  • All students require their own laptop in order to participate in this class
  • Students must have a strong knowledge base in MS Word, typing skills, templates, formatting pagination, macros, headers and footers;
  • A typing speed of 50 wpm at minimum is recommended but must increase with practice in order to succeed
  • Exceptional listening skills and comfortable with the English language

Hardware and Software Requirements:

  • A Windows–based word processor application installed on the laptop (MS-DOS word processors such as Word Perfect will NOT work)
  • A CD-ROM or DVD player
  • A sound card
  • Headset and Foot Pedal (approximately $181 found in our Bookstore)

Please note, no one is promised a seat as this course is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Location: Oshawa campus, room C249

Date: every Tuesday 

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

September 4, 11, 18, 25,

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

November 6, 13, 20, 27

December 4, 11, 18,

January 8, 15, 22, 29

Cost: $695 plus HST
Space is limited.

To register, call 905.721.3000 and have the course code (CRN) and your credit card ready.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will have met the transcript qualification standards as set out by the Ministry of the Attorney General and will be eligible to become an authorized court transcriptionist in accordance with and pursuant to the Attorney General’s Approval and Authorization made under Ontario Regulation 158/03.

If you have more questions about these courses, please refer to the frequently asked questions.
Authorized Court Transcriptionists For Ontario (ACTO) Information Guide