Broadcasting/Video Production

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Mohler Campus

Roland Robinson
Instructor
253.680.7754
rrobinson@bates.ctc.edu

Ken Witkoe
Instructor
253.680.7761
kwitkoe@bates.ctc.edu

Bob Traufler 
Career Advisor 
253.680.7605
btraufler@bates.ctc.edu
 

 

Location Central/Mohler Campus

Hours Mon - Fri, 7:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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The 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. Three 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.

Program Length: Six Quarters (approximate)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
Engineering, Operations, and Productions: 104-108 Credits

GENERAL EDUCTION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
100+ Level Human Relations 5
100+ Level Communications 5
100+ Level Mathematics 5
PROGRAM CORE COURSES (3 of 4 sets and electives are required)  
SET 1 CORE ENGINEERING
   BROAD 103 Safety and First Aid 2
  BROAD 105 Broadcast Electronics  Theory 3
  BROAD 106 Applied Electronics 3
  BROAD 107 Electronic Concepts 3
  BROAD 108 Electronic Principles 3
         
SET 2 CORE OPERATIONS
   BROAD 111 Master Control Operations 1  5
  BROAD 118 Control Room Equipment I 3
  BROAD 119 Basic Maintenance and Troubleshooting 3
  BROAD 123 Introduction  to Broadcast Systems 3
         
SET 3 CORE PRODUCTION
BROAD 114 Intro to Studio and Field Production 3
BROAD 116 Principles of Lighting  3
   BROAD 121 Production Process Theory 3
  BROAD 127 Production Editing I 3
SET 4 CORE AUDIO
   BROAD 109 Characteristics of Sound 3
BROAD 112 Basic Audio Equipment 3
BROAD 113 Studio Acoustics 3
  BROAD 120 Introduction to Digital Recording 5
ELECTIVES Choose from approved electives list. 15
PROGRAM ADVANCED COURSES (one advanced option is required):  
ADVANCED 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
     
ADVANCED 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
     
ADVANCED PRODUCTION   
BROAD 239 Production Audio Preparation 5
BROAD 251 Introduction to the TV Process 3
BROAD 252 TV Production Applications 5
BROAD 255 Lighting Techniques 5
BROAD 260 Studio Camera Equipment 3
BROAD 262 Set Design  3
BROAD 267 Production Editing II 2
BROAD 287 Practicum III * 5
ELECTIVES Choose from approved electives list 3-5

Certificate of Competency: 70-72 Credits

Broadcast and Video Elements

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
90+ Level Human Relations 5
90+ Level Communications 5
90+ Level Mathematics 5
PROGRAM COURSEWORK (3 of 4 sets and electives are required)   
SET 1 CORE ENGINEERING
   BROAD 103 Safety and First Aid 2
  BROAD 105 Broadcast Electronics  Theory 3
  BROAD 106 Applied Electronics 3
  BROAD 107 Electronic Concepts 3
  BROAD 108 Electronic Principles 3
         
SET 2 CORE OPERATIONS
   BROAD 111 Master Control Operations 1  5
  BROAD 118 Control Room Equipment I 3
  BROAD 119 Basic Maintenance and Troubleshooting 3
  BROAD 123 Introduction  to Broadcast Systems 3
         
SET 3 CORE PRODUCTION
   BROAD 121 Production Process Theory 3
  BROAD 127 Production Editing I 3
  BROAD 114 Introduction to Studio and Field Production 3
  BROAD 116 Principles of Lighting  (formerly Broad 254) 3
         
SET 4 CORE AUDIO
   BROAD 109 Characteristics of Sound 3
  BROAD 120 Introduction to Digital Recording 5
  BROAD 113 Studio Acoustics 3
  BROAD 112 Basic Audio Equipment 3
         
  ELECTIVES Choose from approved electives list 15

Certificates of  Completion

BVP Engineering Core: 14 Credits

BROAD 103 Safety and First Aid 2
BROAD 105 Broadcast Electronics  Theory 3
BROAD 106 Applied Electronics 3
BROAD 107 Electronic Concepts 3
BROAD 108 Electronic Principles 3

BVP Operations Core: 14 Credits

BROAD 111 Master Control Operations 1 5
BROAD 118 Control Room Equipment I 3
BROAD 119 Basic Maintenance and Troubleshooting 3
BROAD 123 Introduction  to Broadcast Systems 3

BVP Production Core: 12 Credits

BROAD 121 Production Process Theory 3
BROAD 127 Production Editing I 3
BROAD 114 Introduction to Studio and Field Production 3
BROAD 116 Principles of Lighting 3

BVP Audio Core: 14 Credits

BROAD 109 Characteristics of Sound 3
BROAD 120 Introduction to Digital Recording 5
BROAD 113 Studio Acoustics 3
BROAD 112 Basic Audio Equipment 3

Electives List

BROAD 117 Program Editing I 3
BROAD 125 Record & Playback Devices 3
BROAD 126 Elements of Audio I 3
BROAD 129 Audio Techniques 4
BROAD 204 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
BROAD 205 Receivers/Transmitters 5
BROAD 206 Power and Communication Systems 3
BROAD 207 Advanced Editing Projects  5
BROAD 215 ATSC Formats and Transcoding 2
BROAD 227 DTV Trans-Systems /8VSB 4
BROAD 229 Compression MPEG-II & AC-3 2
BROAD 247 Program Editing II   5
BROAD 254 Principles of Lighting 5
BROAD 265 Field Production 7
BROAD 273 Video Graphics Applications 5
BROAD 276 Technical Directing I 6
BROAD 283 Emerging Technologies 3
BROAD 288 Practicum IV * 5
BROAD 289 Practicum V * 5
BROAD 290 Practicum VI * 5

Students may receive elective credits for Digital Media classes. See the Digital Media instructor for classes offered.