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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 AAS. in communication and broadcasting technology. Students in either the radio or the television AAS 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.

Program Requirements    
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
TVRA 101 Video Editing for Broadcast
4
TVRA 105 Introduction to Broadcasting 3
TVRA 120 Television Production 4
TVRA 125 Audio Production Techniques 4
TVRA 129 Writing for Television and Radio 3
TVRA  227 Broadcast Journalism 3
TVRA 230 Advanced Television Production 4
TVRA 255 Advanced Broadcast Journalism 3
TVRA 224 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

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

 Program Requirements   
TVRA 101 Video Editing for Broadcast
4
TVRA 120 Television Production 4
TVRA 125 Audio Production Techniques
4
TVRA 224 Electronic Field Production  

OR

   
GDES 140 Introduction  to Animation 3-4
TVRA 250 Advanced Digital Media Production 4
Total credit hours 19- 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 AAS

This AAS track is designed primarily to educate the student interested in seeking a career in radio broadcasting. Through hands on projects, 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.

 

First Semester
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing * 3
MUSC 110 Listening to Music 3
TVRA 105 Introduction to Broadcasting 3
TVRA 125 Audio Production techniques
4
Speech foundation 3
Second Semester
TVRA 129 Writing for Television and Radio 3
TVRA 215 Computers in Radio 3
TVRA 220 Radio Production 4
English foundation 3
Mathematics foundation 3
Third Semester
TVRA 134 Media Appreciation 3
TVRA 227 Broadcast Journalism 3
TVRA 260 Radio Station Operation 3
Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3
Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
Fourth Semester
COMM 109
Voice and Diction 3
MUSC 125 History of Jazz 3
TVRA 239
Broadcast Management and Engineering  3
TVRA 255 Advanced Broadcast Journalism 3
Health foundation
1-3
Total Credit Hours for Radio Track  61-63


*  ENGL 101 if needed for ENGL  102/103 or general elective.

Program Outcomes for the Communication and Broadcasting Technology AAS Degree - Radio Track

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.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency with professional quality computer software used in audio editing and digital audio content creation.
  • Demonstrate planning and preparation skills for efficient execution of technical procedures in a deadline-oriented environment.


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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

Program Requirements    
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
TVRA 105 Introduction to Broadcasting 3
TVRA 125 Audio Production Techniques 4
TVRA 215 Computers in Radio 3
TVRA 220 Radio Production 4
TVRA 239 Broadcasting Management and Engineering 3
TVRA 260 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 AAS

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.

 

 

First Semester
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing * 3
TVRA 101
Video Editing for Broadcast
TVRA 120 Television Production
4
TVRA 125 Audio Production techniques
4
Second Semester
TVRA105 Introduction to Broadcasting
3
TVRA 129 Writing for Television and Radio
3
TVRA 230 Advanced Television Production
4
English foundation 3
Mathematics foundation 3
Third Semester
TVRA 227 Broadcast Journalism
3
TVRA 224 Electronic Field Production
3
TVRA 234 Television Directing 3
Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
 Speech foundation
3
Fourth Semester
TVRA 134
Media Appreciation (ARTD)  3
TVRA 239
Broadcast Management and Engineering 3
TVRA 255 Advanced Broadcast Journalism 3
 Behavioral and social sciences distribution
3
Health foundation
1-3
Total Credit Hours for the Television Track  60-62

 

*  ENGL 101 if needed for ENGL 102/103 or general elective

Program Outcomes for the Communication & Broadcasting Technology AAS Degree - Television Track

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 projects in a production environment that includes studios and a server-based, collaborative workflow utilizing professional quality computer hardware and software.
  • Demonstrate planning and preparation skills for efficient execution of the technical process including respect for copyright distribution rights and safe practices, in a deadline-oriented environment.

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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

Program Requirements    
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
TVRA 101 Video Editing for Broadcast
4
TVRA 105 Introduction to Broadcasting 3
TVRA 120 Television Production 4
TVRA 125 Audio Production Techniques 4
TVRA 224 Electronic Field Production
3
TVRA 230 Advanced Television Production 4
TVRA 234 Television Directing
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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