Broadcasting/Audio/Video Production

Contact Us

Mohler Campus

Roland Robinson
Instructor
253.680.7754
rrobinson@bates.ctc.edu

Mike Scott
Instructor
253.680.7756
mscott@bates.ctc.edu

Roger Curry 
Career Advisor 
253.680.7007 
rcurry@bates.ctc.edu

Location Central/Mohler Campus

Hours Mon - Fri, 7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Broadcasting/Audio/Video Production StudentsThe broadcasting curriculum has been examined by and meets the requirements of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE). Students are encouraged to test for the SBE certification upon completion of the program.

 


Four options are offered:

  • Broadcast Operations includes on-air master control, content storage, playback operations, and editing; satellite downlink operations; operations/systems technician; automation technician; and VIS (visual information specialist).
  • Broadcast Engineering includes transmitter/microwave operations; video server/non-linear editing; technical training to support electronic news, sports, and field productions; transcoding and compression systems; broadcast equipment installation, maintenance, operation; and the technical training to support electronic news, sports and field productions.
  • Video Production includes planning and script development; lighting; set design and construction; camera operation; sound mixing; technical directing; content editing; graphics generation; and equipment training to support studio and remote production.
  • Audio/Sound includes careers in the audio, video, film, television, and multimedia industries, specializing in the technical and creative aspects of audio and sound.

Program Length: Six Quarters (approximate)

Associate of Technology Degree
Engineering, Operations, and Productions: 118-120 Credits

Associate of Technology Degree
Audio/Sound: 118 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
100+ Level Human Relations 5
100+ Level Communications 5
100+ Level Mathematics

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REQUIRED CORE FOR ALL OPTIONS: CREDITS
BROAD 101 Safety Principles 1
BROAD 102 Introduction to Broadcast and Media Careers 3
BROAD 105 Broadcast Electronics Theory 5
BROAD 106 Applied Electronics 3
BROAD 107 Electronic Principles I 5
BROAD 108 Electronic Principles II 5
BROAD 111 Master Control Operations I 5
BROAD 117 Program Editing I 3
BROAD 118 Control Room Equipment I 3
BROAD 119 Basic Maintenance Techniques 3
BROAD 121 Production Process Theory 3
BROAD 123 Introduction to Broadcast Systems 3
BROAD 125 Video Tape 3
BROAD 126 Elements of Audio I 3
BROAD 127 Production Editing I 3
BROAD 128 Employment Preparation 3
BROAD 129 Audio Techniques 4
BROAD 133 Communications Management 3
Electives: Choose from approved electives list. 8
Students must choose one option.
Option A: Engineering
BROAD 201 Analog Systems I 3
BROAD 202 Advanced Broadcast Formats 3
BROAD 203 Introduction to Digital Systems 2
BROAD 209 AC/DC Circuits 5
BROAD 210 AC/DC Applications 4
BROAD 217 Audio Engineering 5
BROAD 219 Video Engineering 4
BROAD 285 Practicum I * 5
Electives: Choose from approved electives list. 3-5
Option B: Operations
BROAD 221 Satellite Communications 2
BROAD 223 Systems Maintenance 5
BROAD 231 Broadcast Station Operations 5
BROAD 237 Control Room Equipment II 5
BROAD 243 Master Control Operations II 5
BROAD 248 Network Storage and Control 4
BROAD 286 Practicum II * 5
Electives: Choose from approved electives list. 3-5
Option C: Production
BROAD 251 Introduction to the TV Process 3
BROAD 252 TV Production Applications 5
BROAD 254 Principles of Lighting 5
BROAD 255 Lighting Techniques 5
BROAD 260 Studio Camera Equipment 5
BROAD 262 Set Design 3
BROAD 267 Production Editing II 2
BROAD 287 Practicum III * 5
Electives: Choose from approved electives list. 3-5
Option D: Audio/Sound
AUDIO 109 Characteristics of Sound 2
AUDIO 110 Introduction to Digital Systems 2
AUDIO 113 Studio Acoustics 2
AUDIO 114 Microphones 3
AUDIO 201 Introduction to Digital Audio Recording 2
AUDIO 202 Digital Audio Recording Techniques 5
AUDIO 208 Introduction to Audio Production Console 1
AUDIO 206 Audio Processing 5
AUDIO 211 Production Audio Preparation 5
AUDIO 217 Monitoring 2
AUDIO 218 Musical Instrumental Digital Interface (MIDI) 1
AUDIO 219 Audio Production Console Techniques 4

 

Certificate of Competency: 84 Credits

BROADCAST AND VIDEO ELEMENTS

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
90+ Level Human Relations 5
90+ Level Communications 5
90+ Level Mathematics

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REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS
BROAD 101 Safety Principles 1
BROAD 102 Introduction to Broadcast and Media Careers 3
BROAD 105 Broadcast Electronics Theory 5
BROAD 106 Applied Electronics 3
BROAD 107 Electronic Principles I 5
BROAD 108 Electronic Principles II 5
BROAD 111 Master Control Operations I 5
BROAD 117 Program Editing I 3
BROAD 118 Control Room Equipment I 3
BROAD 119 Basic Maintenance Techniques 3
BROAD 121 Production Process Theory 3
BROAD 123 Introduction to Broadcast Systems 3
BROAD 125 Video Tape 3
BROAD 127 Production Editing I 3
BROAD 128 Employment Preparation 3
BROAD 129 Audio Techniques 4
BROAD 133 Communications Management 3
Electives: Choose from approved electives list. 8

Certificate of Competency: 49 Credits

AUDIO/SOUND TECHNOLOGY

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
90+ Level Human Relations 5
90+ Level Communications 5
90+ Level Mathematics

5

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS
AUDIO 109 Characteristics of Sound 2
AUDIO 110 Introduction to Digital Systems 2
AUDIO 113 Studio Acoustics 2
AUDIO 114 Microphones 3
AUDIO 201 Introduction to Digital Audio Recording 2
AUDIO 202 Digital Audio Recording Techniques 5
AUDIO 208 Introduction to Audio Production Console 1
AUDIO 206 Audio Processing 5
AUDIO 211 Production Audio Preparation 5
AUDIO 217 Monitoring 2
AUDIO 218 Musical Instrumental Digital Interface (MIDI) 1
AUDIO 219 Audio Production Console Techniques 4

ELECTIVES LIST CREDITS
AUDIO 109 Characteristics of Sound
AUDIO 111 Basic Maintenance and Troubleshooting
AUDIO 113 Studio Acoustics
AUDIO 114 Microphones
AUDIO 201 Introduction to Digital Audio Recording
AUDIO 202 Digital Audio Recording Techniques
AUDIO 204 Studio Operations
AUDIO 205 Synchronization
AUDIO 210 Amplifi cation
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BROAD 111 Master Control Operations I
BROAD 118 Control Room Equipment I
BROAD 126 Elements of Audio I
BROAD 129 Audio Techniques
BROAD 133 Communications Management
BROAD 204 Introduction to Operating Systems
BROAD 205 Receivers/Transmitters
BROAD 206 Power and Communication Systems
BROAD 207 Advanced Editing Projects
BROAD 213 Digital Television Standards
BROAD 215 ATSC Formats and Transcoding
BROAD 221 Satellite Communications
BROAD 223 Systems Maintenance
BROAD 225 Installation and Maintenance Methods
BROAD 227 DTV Trans-Systems /8VSB
BROAD 229 Compression MPEG-II & AC-3
BROAD 245 Non-Linear Editing / Format and Systems
BROAD 247 Program Editing II
BROAD 261 Studio Camera Operations
BROAD 265 Field Production
BROAD 267 Production Editing II
BROAD 272 Introduction to Video Graphics
BROAD 273 Video Graphics Applications
BROAD 276 Technical Directing I
BROAD 277 Technical Systems Methods
BROAD 281 Introduction to Digital TV
BROAD 282 Introduction to Video Formats
BROAD 283 Emerging Technologies
BROAD 288 Practicum IV *
BROAD 289 Practicum V *
BROAD 290 Practicum VI *


DIGIT 101 Digital Imaging
DIGIT 102 Image Editing
DIGIT 103 Graphic Generation I
DIGIT 104 Introduction to Computers
DIGIT 120 Introduction to Digital Media Concepts
DIGIT 121 Pre-production Process
DIGIT 122 Production Process
DIGIT 123 Post-production Process
DIGIT 130 Non-linear Editing
DIGIT 131 Editing Process
DIGIT 132 Digital Media - Video
DIGIT 133 Advanced Editing Project
DIGIT 140 Copyright and Ethics
DIGIT 141 Composition Design
DIGIT 142 Composition Applications
DIGIT 143 Digital Media - Animation
DIGIT 145 Digital Media - Audio
DIGIT 210 Capstone Project: Pre-production Process
DIGIT 211 Capstone Project: Production Process
DIGIT 212 Capstone Project: Post-production Process

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*This course may be substituted with a work-based learning component.