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Communication and Broadcasting Technology


View Broadcast Journalism Certificate (R): 207
View Digital Multimedia Production Certificate (R): 214
View Radio (R): 309
View Radio Production Certificate (R): 208
View Television (R): 310
View Television Production Certificate (R): 209


The communication and broadcasting technology curricula provide training for careers in radio production, television production, and related fields in digital media, such as "e-radio" production and digital video editing. Courses are designed to benefit those seeking new careers and the upgrading of current skills, as well as recent high school graduates exploring career opportunities in the electronic media.

There are two programs leading to the A.A.S. in communication and broadcasting technology. Students in either the radio or the television A.A.S. track study broad industry-wide topics, including an introduction to broadcasting, audio production techniques, broadcast journalism, broadcast management, and basic television production. Having acquired this core knowledge, degree-seeking students move on to advanced hands-on, experience-based classes in either radio or television production. This advanced study helps students develop technical skill, aesthetic values, and professional attitudes that will be of value in commercial, industrial, and educational media production and distribution. A transferable General Education component rounds out the two A.A.S. programs.

Students interested in concentrated career preparation without the General Education component may choose certificate curricula in broadcast journalism, digital multimedia production (which provides technical skills training in digital videography and video editing and digital audio production), radio production, or television production.

For more information on communication and broadcasting technology curricula, please contact the Communication Arts Technologies Department.


Broadcast Journalism Certificate (R): 207

Gainful Employment Information for the Broadcast Journalism Certificate

This certificate curriculum provides an intensive course of study focused on providing proficiency in broadcast journalism skills, techniques, and procedures. This concentrated approach can assist those persons seeking first-time employment with a television news organization, those planning to change careers to a news-based field, or those currently working in television production other than news who wish to upgrade or expand their skills.

EN 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
TR 101 Digital Video Editing 4
TR 129 Introduction to Broadcasting 3
TR 130 Television Production 4
TR 131 Audio Production Techniques 4
TR 139 Writing for Television and Radio 3
TR 237 Broadcast Journalism 3
TR 240 Advanced Television Production 4
TR 255 Advanced Broadcast Journalism 3
TR 258 Electronic Field Production 3
Total credit hours  34
Program Outcomes for the Broadcast Journalism Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate problem solving skills that incorporate both the technical and creative aspects of the process of creating compelling and accurate video/audio content for use in a TV news environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability, verbally and in writing, to think critically and to demonstrate an understanding of broadcast style writing and radio and TV news production processes.
  • Understand and employ the technical procedures involved in creating digital video and audio media in a server-based, collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency with professional quality computer software used in digital editing.
  • Understand and employ contemporary design elements to create visually stimulating and aesthetically balanced graphics and video.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with audio procedures to create audio and video segments and final projects with balanced sound that falls within acceptable levels.
  • Demonstrate planning and preparation skills for efficient execution of technical procedures in a deadline oriented environment.
  • Develop constructive, organized work habits, including paperwork and computer file management.
  • Demonstrate safe practices in the use of technical video and audio equipment and computer hardware and software.
  • Develop writing portfolio and a video/audio portfolio demonstrating journalism skills and technical proficiency for prospective employment.

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Digital Multimedia Production Certificate (R): 214

Revised:  Effective Semester - Spring 2008

This certificate curriculum focuses on creating original digital video, animation and audio source materials and editing these original files and existing resource materials into digital media presentations suitable for educational, commercial or corporate use.  This certificate is intended to assist those seeking first-time employment or planning to change careers, and those currently working, who wish to upgrade or expand their skills .  The curriculum is intended for individuals who plan to work as employees or as self -employed entrepreneurs.

Gainful Employment information for the Digital Multimedia Production Certificate

TR 101 Digital Video Editing 4
TR 130 Television Production 4
TR 131 Audio Production Techniques
4
TR 258 Electronic Field Production  

OR

   
GD 140 Introduction Animation 4
TR 295 Advanced Digital Media Production 4
Total credit hours  20
Program Outcomes for the Digital Multimedia Production Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate problem solving skills that incorporate both the technical and creative aspects of the process of DVD creation for a mass market, based on client specifications and the target audience.
  • Understand and employ the technical procedures involved in creating digital video and audio media in a server-based, collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability, verbally and in writing, to think critically and to demonstrate an understanding of target audience and production processes.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency with computer software used in digital editing, DVD creation, and incorporating links to internet sources to complete projects.
  • Understand and employ contemporary design elements to create visually stimulating and aesthetically balanced graphics and video.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with audio procedures to create video segments and final DVD projects with balanced sound that falls within acceptable levels.
  • Demonstrate planning and preparation skills for efficient execution of technical procedures, adhering to client specified deadlines.
  • Develop constructive, organized work habits, including paperwork and computer file management.
  • Demonstrate safe practices in the use of technical video and audio equipment and computer hardware and software.
  • Develop portfolio of multimedia projects representing creativity and technical proficiency for professional use.

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Radio (R): 309 Communication and Broadcasting Technology A.A.S.

This A.A.S. track is designed primarily to educate the student interested in seeking a career in radio broadcasting. Emphasis is placed on the study of skills associated with performance, production, technical operation, and management in the field of radio communications.

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows; part-time students should consult an adviser.

 

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
  English foundation 3
  Health foundation 1-3
  Mathematics foundation 3
  Speech foundation 3
Distribution Courses    
MU 110 Listening to Music  (ARTD) 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3
  Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
Program Requirements
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing* 3
MU 133 History of Jazz 3
SP 109 Voice and Diction 3
TR 104 Media Appreciation 3
TR 129 Introduction to Broadcasting 3
TR 131 Audio Production Techniques 4
TR 139 Writing for Television and Radio 3
TR 215 Computers in Radio 3
TR 233 Radio Production 4
TR 237 Broadcast Journalism 3
TR 249 Broadcast Management and Engineering 3
TR 255 Advanced Broadcast Journalism 3
TR 256 Radio Station Operation 3
Total credit hours   61-63

*  EN 101 if needed for EN 102/109 or general elective.

Program Outcomes for the Communication and Broadcasting Technology A.A.S. Degree - Radio

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate problem solving skills that incorporate both the technical and creative aspects of the process of creating audio content for use in broadcast radio or audio production.
  • Demonstrate the ability, verbally and in writing, to think critically and to incorporate general education course material into understanding of radio formats for specific target audiences and of audio production processes.
  • Understand and employ the technical procedures involved in creating digital audio media in a server-based, collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency with professional quality computer software used in audio editing and digital audio content creation.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with audio procedures to create final projects with balanced sound that falls within acceptable levels.
  • Demonstrate planning and preparation skills for efficient execution of technical procedures in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Develop constructive, organized work habits, including paperwork and computer file management.
  • Demonstrate safe practices in the use of technical audio production equipment and computer hardware and software.
  • Develop a portfolio of audio projects demonstrating creativity and technical proficiency for prospective employment.

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Radio Production Certificate (R): 208

This certificate curriculum provides an intensive course of study focused on providing proficiency in radio production skills. This concentrated approach can assist those persons seeking first-time employment in the radio production industry, those planning to change careers into radio, or those currently working in radio who wish to upgrade or expand their skills.

Gainful Employment Information for the Radio Production Certificate

EN 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
TR 129 Introduction to Broadcasting 3
TR 131 Audio Production Techniques 4
TR 215 Computers in Radio 3
TR 233 Radio Production 4
TR 249 Broadcasting Management and Engineering 3
TR 256 Radio Station Operation 3
Total credit hours  23
Program Outcomes for the Radio Production Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate problem solving skills that incorporate both the technical and creative aspects of the process of creating audio content for use in broadcast radio or audio production.
  • Demonstrate the ability, verbally and in writing, to think critically and to demonstrate an understanding of radio formats for specific target audiences and of audio production processes.
  • Understand and employ the technical procedures involved in creating digital audio media in a server-based, collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency with professional quality computer software used in audio editing and digital audio content creation.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with audio procedures to create final projects with balanced sound that falls within acceptable levels.
  • Demonstrate planning and preparation skills for efficient execution of technical procedures.
  • Develop constructive, organized work habits, including paperwork and computer file management.
  • Demonstrate safe practices in the use of technical audio production equipment and computer hardware and software.
  • Develop a portfolio of audio projects demonstrating creativity and technical proficiency for prospective employment.

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Television (R): 310 Communication and Broadcasting Technology A.A.S.

This A.A.S. track is designed primarily to prepare the student interested in gaining knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in television, specifically television production, engineering, and management. Through an unusually extensive amount of practical experience, the track will prepare the student to enter the job market with the appropriate education for industrial, commercial, governmental, and educational television.

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows; part-time students should consult an adviser.

 

 

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
  English foundation 3
  Health foundation 1-3
  Mathematics foundation 3
  Speech foundation 3
Distribution Courses    
TR 104 Media Appreciation (ARTD) 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3
  Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
Program Requirements
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing* 3
TR 101 Digital Video Editing 4
TR 129 Introduction to Broadcasting 3
TR 130 Television Production 4
TR 131 Audio Production Techniques 4
TR 139 Writing for Television and Radio 3
TR 237 Broadcast Journalism 3
TR 238 Television Directing 3
TR 240 Advanced Television Production 4
TR 249 Broadcast management and Engineering 3
TR 255 Advanced Broadcast Journalism 3
TR 258 Electronic field Production 3
Total credit hours   60-62

*  EN 101 if needed for EN 102/109 or general elective

Program Outcomes for the Communication & Broadcasting Technology A.A.S. Degree - Television

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate problem solving skills that incorporate both the technical and creative aspects of the process of creating video/audio content for use in broadcast television, instructional delivery, or corporate marketing.
  • Demonstrate the ability, verbally and in writing, to think critically and to incorporate general education course material into understanding of target audience and production processes.
  • Understand and employ the technical procedures involved in creating digital video and audio media in a server-based, collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency with professional quality computer software used in non-linear, digital video editing.
  • Understand and employ contemporary design elements to create visually stimulating and aesthetically balanced graphics and video.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with audio procedures to create video segments and final projects with balanced sound that falls within acceptable levels.
  • Demonstrate planning and preparation skills for efficient execution of technical procedures in a deadline oriented environment.
  • Develop constructive, organized work habits, including paperwork and computer file management.
  • Demonstrate safe practices in the use of technical video and audio equipment and computer hardware and software.
  • Develop a portfolio of video/audio projects demonstrating creativity and technical proficiency for prospective employment.

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Television Production Certificate (R): 209

This certificate curriculum provides an intensive course of study focused on providing proficiency in television production skills, techniques, and procedures. This concentrated approach can assist those persons seeking first-time employment in television production, those planning to change careers into television production, and those currently working in television who wish to upgrade or expand their skills.

Gainful Employment Information for the Television Production Certificate

EN 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
TR 101 Digital Video Editing 4
TR 129 Introduction to Broadcasting 3
TR 130 Television Production 4
TR 131 Audio Production Techniques 4
TR 238 Television Directing 3
TR 240 Advanced Television Production 4
TR 258 Electronic Field Production 3
Total credit hours  28
Program Outcomes for the Television Production Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate problem solving skills that incorporate both the technical and creative aspects of the process of creating video/audio content for use in broadcast television, instructional delivery, or corporate marketing.
  • Demonstrate the ability, verbally and in writing, to think critically and to demonstrate an understanding of target audience and production processes.
  • Understand and employ the technical procedures involved in creating digital video and audio media in a server-based, collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency with professional quality computer software used in non-linear, digital video editing.
  • Understand and employ contemporary design elements to create visually stimulating and aesthetically-balanced graphics and video.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with audio procedures to create video segments and final projects with balanced sound that falls within acceptable levels.
  • Demonstrate planning and preparation skills for efficient execution of technical procedures.
  • Develop constructive, organized work habits, including paperwork and computer file management.
  • Demonstrate safe practices in the use of technical video and audio equipment and computer hardware and software.
  • Develop a portfolio of video/audio projects demonstrating creativity and technical proficiency for prospective employment.

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