Broadcasting/Video Production

Start a career in broadcasting and video production

If you want to work behind the scenes in the broadcast industry, the Broadcasting/Video Production program may be right for you. Students in the program focus on broadcast operations, engineering or video production. The curriculum at Bates Technical College has been examined by and meets the requirements of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) and students can test for certification upon completion of the program.

General Information

Admissions Officer / Recruiter: Patricia Chase
253.680.7302 | pchase@batestech.edu

Location: Central/Mohler Campus
Hours: Mon - Fri, 7:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Program Length: Six Quarters

  • National Median Salary$53,550
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings2,600

This information is base on data from August 2018. For updated information, visit careeronestop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

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BROADCASTING/VIDEO PRODUCTION-ADV.ENG - Associate of Applied Science: 105 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
MATH174 - Math for Allied Health
Mathematical concepts for allied health fields including systems of measurement, use of formulas, ratios and proportions in health applications; and basic statistics
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
BROAD103 BROAD103 - BVP Safety Principles
This course is an introduction to the safety practices common to the broadcast and video production environment.
2
BROAD110 BROAD110 - Characteristics of Sound
This course is an introduction to the physical nature of sound and how the ear translates it from a physical phenomenon to a sensory one. Topics include waveform characteristics, reflection, diffraction, frequency response, phase, loudness levels, sound-pressure levels, thresholds, and perceptions.
5
BROAD111 BROAD111 - Master Control Operations I
This course is an introduction to the operation of all signal delivery system components used to feed audio and video signals to the program feed. This is one of three classes (Broad 111, Broad 138, and Broad 139) that prepare students for the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Certified Television Operator exam.
5
BROAD120 BROAD120 - Intro to Digital Audio Recording
This course provides training in the operation of digital audio workstations and the application of the editing concepts in audio production projects.
5
BROAD121 BROAD121 - Production Process Theory
This course introduces students to the production process: theory, planning, and the application of sound project planning, identification of the responsibilities of various jobs within the production unit is also included.
3
BROAD124 BROAD124 - Basic Audio Equipment
This course introduces and explores basic audio tools including pickup, monitoring, distribution, routing, and manipulation devices.
5
BROAD131 BROAD131 - Intro to Studio and Field Production
This course introduces basic equipment and basic skills used for video production in the studio and in the field. Students learn about cameras, lighting instruments, and audio equipment and the skills needed to complete production projects.
4
BROAD135 BROAD135 - Employment Preparation
This course is designed for students to use publications, interviews and internet research, and other sources to gather facts about wages, hours, and working conditions to develop career goals. Students also write cover letters, resumes, and portfolios.
3
BROAD136 BROAD136 - Principles of Lighting
This course introduces students to lighting theory and techniques with emphasis on the most commonly used lighting instruments and accessories, light grids, dimmer boards, and control systems. Practical applications include light set up for productions.
4
BROAD137 BROAD137 - Basic Digital Video Editing
This course introduces students to digital video editing concepts and techniques.
4
BROAD138 BROAD138 - Control Room Equipment I
This course examines the equipment used in studio and master control environments and allows students to investigate the equipment interconnections. Students practice the operational skills necessary to set up, adjust and operate various record and playback hardware under broadcast operational conditions. Instruction and training will help prepare students to pass the SBE CTO exam.
5
BROAD139 BROAD139 - Broadcast Station Operations
This course instructs students about broadcast station structure and organization, and investigates the role and function of various station departments and FCC requirements for broadcast stations. Information and concepts are applied in operations activities.
5
BROAD151 BROAD151 - DC Electronics Theory
This course introduces students to the study of direct-current electronic theory through a series of lectures and class discussions that are designed to be enjoyable, understandable, and practical. Topics covered include electrical terms, circuit components electricity and magnetism, series and parallel circuits, Ohms law, energy and power, and DC circuits.
5
BROAD152 BROAD152 - AC Electronics Theory
This course introduces students to the study of alternating current electronic theory through a series of lectures and class discussions designed to be engaging, understandable, and practical. Topics covered include characteristics of AC waveforms, capacitive and inductive reactance, transformers, impedance, resonant circuits, and active devices.
5
BROAD153 BROAD153 - Basic Electronics Lab
This course consists of lab activities designed to prepare students for lectures and enhance understanding of the principles learned in Broad 151 and 152. Activities include reading assignments, guided experimentation with DC and AC circuits, the use of test equipment and tools, and a series of simple projects to develop soldering skills and understanding of circuits and circuit diagrams.
5
BROAD205 BROAD205 - Receivers and Transmitters
This course builds on basic electronic concepts from core engineering courses to cover the principles and applications of various types of modulation, transmitters, receivers, power distribution systems, and grounding.
5
BROAD208 BROAD208 - Content Delivery Systems
This course investigates and applies various methods of content delivery, including ATSC, live streaming, video on demand, and video over IP systems.
5
BROAD211 BROAD211 - Networking for Video and Audio
This course covers basic concepts of computer networking and applies them to audio and video systems.
5
BROAD217 BROAD217 - Audio Engineering
This course explores audio measurements and standards by testing audio equipment under broadcast conditions. Headroom and distortion parameters are discussed. Practical applications include system design and installation of fixed and portable audio systems. Audio engineer duties are also discussed.
5
BROAD224 BROAD224 - Production Capstone III
This course challenges students to demonstrate their skill, knowlege and mastery by fully producing, directing, and posting a digital video of their choice using knowledge and skills gained in previous core and advanced classes. Students, working under the guidance of the instructor, will be encouraged to produce a least one video (mini documentary, ENG story, music video, or scripted short feature) worthy of entry into NATAS and other award-recognition companies. The content must be approved by the instructor prior to the pre production process.
5
BROAD226 BROAD226 - Video Engineering
This course explores the design, installation, maintainance, and operation of video equipment systems in support of master control operations, studio operations, and field production.
5
BROAD285 BROAD285 - Practicum I
In this course the faculty assists students in selecting an approved practicum related to television engineering. Student responsibilities include the submission of a formal report of no less than 500 words or, with instructor approval, a formal class presentation of no less than 15 minutes.
5

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
BROAD142 BROAD142 - Program Editing
This course introduces students to audio and video editing methods. Practical applications include correcting recorded flaws and timing errors while editing pre-recorded material. Students perform to edit quality test standards.
5
BROAD143 BROAD143 - Basic Maintenance & Troubleshooting
This course explores preventative maintenance methods and strategies, and students receive training in the use of electronic measuring devices, meters, and scopes. Soldering, splicing, and making cable connections are included.
5
BROAD170 BROAD170 - Remote/Robotic Camera Systems
This course introduces students to remote androbotic camera operations. Students will be prepared to take the Federal exam for sUAS certification.
5
BROAD207 BROAD207 - Advanced Editing Projects
This course requires students to conduct and complete an advanced digital editing project that meets content quality and delivery standards.
5
BROAD243 BROAD243 - Master Control Operations II
This course provides instruction on the operation of all signal delivery system components used to send audio and video signals to the program feed. Students will also monitor and meet all television signal standards and perform as the master control operator.
5
BROAD266 BROAD266 - Field Production
This course is designed to develop advanced field production skills necessary to complete remote projects. Included are site surveying, planning, set up and lighting of different venues while using single or multiple cameras.
5
BROAD273 BROAD273 - Video Graphics Applications
This course is an introduction to graphics devices and their applications in live studio and field production. Emphasis is on standard character generator functions and on motion graphics generators.
5
BROAD278 BROAD278 - Technical Directing
This course introduces students to video switchers, video routing systems, and video manipulation devices commonly used in production. Other areas of emphasis include the technical director duties and responsiblities, the use of keys, chroma keys, and other special effects.
5
BROAD280 BROAD280 - Emerging Technologies
This course examines advances in audio and visual imaging. Emerging technologies are presented and explored.
5
BROAD288 BROAD288 - Practicum IV
In this course the faculty assists students in selecting an approved practicum related to video production. Student responsibilities include the submission of a formal report of no less than 500 words or, with instructor approval, a formal class presentation of no less than 15 minutes.
5
BROAD289 BROAD289 - Practicum V
In this course the faculty assists students in selecting an approved practicum related to television operations. Student responsibilities include the submission of a formal report of no less than 500 words or, with instructor approval, a formal class presentation of no less than 15 minutes.
5
BROAD290 BROAD290 - Practicum VI
In this course the faculty assists students in selecting an approved practicum related to audio production. Student responsibilities include the submission of a formal report of no less than 500 words or, with instructor approval, a formal class presentation of no less than 15 minutes.
5

BROADCASTING/VIDEO PRODUCTION-ADV.PRO - Associate of Applied Science: 105 Credits

For more information, please view program details on a larger device screen.

General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
MATH174 - Math for Allied Health
Mathematical concepts for allied health fields including systems of measurement, use of formulas, ratios and proportions in health applications; and basic statistics
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
BROAD103 BROAD103 - BVP Safety Principles
This course is an introduction to the safety practices common to the broadcast and video production environment.
2
BROAD110 BROAD110 - Characteristics of Sound
This course is an introduction to the physical nature of sound and how the ear translates it from a physical phenomenon to a sensory one. Topics include waveform characteristics, reflection, diffraction, frequency response, phase, loudness levels, sound-pressure levels, thresholds, and perceptions.
5
BROAD111 BROAD111 - Master Control Operations I
This course is an introduction to the operation of all signal delivery system components used to feed audio and video signals to the program feed. This is one of three classes (Broad 111, Broad 138, and Broad 139) that prepare students for the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Certified Television Operator exam.
5
BROAD120 BROAD120 - Intro to Digital Audio Recording
This course provides training in the operation of digital audio workstations and the application of the editing concepts in audio production projects.
5
BROAD121 BROAD121 - Production Process Theory
This course introduces students to the production process: theory, planning, and the application of sound project planning, identification of the responsibilities of various jobs within the production unit is also included.
3
BROAD124 BROAD124 - Basic Audio Equipment
This course introduces and explores basic audio tools including pickup, monitoring, distribution, routing, and manipulation devices.
5
BROAD131 BROAD131 - Intro to Studio and Field Production
This course introduces basic equipment and basic skills used for video production in the studio and in the field. Students learn about cameras, lighting instruments, and audio equipment and the skills needed to complete production projects.
4
BROAD135 BROAD135 - Employment Preparation
This course is designed for students to use publications, interviews and internet research, and other sources to gather facts about wages, hours, and working conditions to develop career goals. Students also write cover letters, resumes, and portfolios.
3
BROAD136 BROAD136 - Principles of Lighting
This course introduces students to lighting theory and techniques with emphasis on the most commonly used lighting instruments and accessories, light grids, dimmer boards, and control systems. Practical applications include light set up for productions.
4
BROAD137 BROAD137 - Basic Digital Video Editing
This course introduces students to digital video editing concepts and techniques.
4
BROAD138 BROAD138 - Control Room Equipment I
This course examines the equipment used in studio and master control environments and allows students to investigate the equipment interconnections. Students practice the operational skills necessary to set up, adjust and operate various record and playback hardware under broadcast operational conditions. Instruction and training will help prepare students to pass the SBE CTO exam.
5
BROAD139 BROAD139 - Broadcast Station Operations
This course instructs students about broadcast station structure and organization, and investigates the role and function of various station departments and FCC requirements for broadcast stations. Information and concepts are applied in operations activities.
5
BROAD151 BROAD151 - DC Electronics Theory
This course introduces students to the study of direct-current electronic theory through a series of lectures and class discussions that are designed to be enjoyable, understandable, and practical. Topics covered include electrical terms, circuit components electricity and magnetism, series and parallel circuits, Ohms law, energy and power, and DC circuits.
5
BROAD152 BROAD152 - AC Electronics Theory
This course introduces students to the study of alternating current electronic theory through a series of lectures and class discussions designed to be engaging, understandable, and practical. Topics covered include characteristics of AC waveforms, capacitive and inductive reactance, transformers, impedance, resonant circuits, and active devices.
5
BROAD153 BROAD153 - Basic Electronics Lab
This course consists of lab activities designed to prepare students for lectures and enhance understanding of the principles learned in Broad 151 and 152. Activities include reading assignments, guided experimentation with DC and AC circuits, the use of test equipment and tools, and a series of simple projects to develop soldering skills and understanding of circuits and circuit diagrams.
5
BROAD212 BROAD212 - Audio/Video Pre-Production Applications
This course challenges students to put elements of pre-production planning into practice. Including: Program proposals, scripting, show formats, roles of crew, data gathering, mark-sheets, show guest invitations and release forms, and basic script writing for VOs and teleprompter presentation, by helping plan and produce studio and field programs. Students will also be introduced to pre production meetings with clients (when available) to create a finished product based on the clients needs.
5
BROAD214 BROAD214 - Audio/Video Studio and Field Production
This course challenges students to take alead roll in producing programs for viewing. These productions include high school football, basketball (in season), studio panel shows or other designated topics. Students willalso learn terminology for directing aforementioned programs, and will begin to direct shows.
5
BROAD216 BROAD216 - Audio/Video Post-Production Applications
This course is a continuation of the Pre-Production and Studio and Field Production classes. Students will produce, shoot, and edit digital video projects as assigned. Provided opportunities to create their own personal digital video project. Students will meet with clients (when applicable) to evaluate the progress towards the process message desired by the client.
5
BROAD220 BROAD220 - Production Capstone I
This course challenges students to show their skill, knowlege and mastery by fully producing, directing, and posting (when applicable)2 panel shows using knowledge and skills gained in previous core and advanced classes. Project proposals must be approved by the instructor. The instructor provides guidance throughout the production process.
5
BROAD222 BROAD222 - Production Capstone II
This course challenges students to show their skill, knowlege and mastery by fully producing, directing, and posting (when applicable) 2 non-fiction ENG stories. ENG stories must be approved by the instructor before producing, and may be story ideas that the student has been assigned by industry outlets, and has the potential of being used on industry news and panel shows.
5
BROAD224 BROAD224 - Production Capstone III
This course challenges students to demonstrate their skill, knowlege and mastery by fully producing, directing, and posting a digital video of their choice using knowledge and skills gained in previous core and advanced classes. Students, working under the guidance of the instructor, will be encouraged to produce a least one video (mini documentary, ENG story, music video, or scripted short feature) worthy of entry into NATAS and other award-recognition companies. The content must be approved by the instructor prior to the pre production process.
5

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
BROAD142 BROAD142 - Program Editing
This course introduces students to audio and video editing methods. Practical applications include correcting recorded flaws and timing errors while editing pre-recorded material. Students perform to edit quality test standards.
5
BROAD143 BROAD143 - Basic Maintenance & Troubleshooting
This course explores preventative maintenance methods and strategies, and students receive training in the use of electronic measuring devices, meters, and scopes. Soldering, splicing, and making cable connections are included.
5
BROAD170 BROAD170 - Remote/Robotic Camera Systems
This course introduces students to remote androbotic camera operations. Students will be prepared to take the Federal exam for sUAS certification.
5
BROAD207 BROAD207 - Advanced Editing Projects
This course requires students to conduct and complete an advanced digital editing project that meets content quality and delivery standards.
5
BROAD243 BROAD243 - Master Control Operations II
This course provides instruction on the operation of all signal delivery system components used to send audio and video signals to the program feed. Students will also monitor and meet all television signal standards and perform as the master control operator.
5
BROAD266 BROAD266 - Field Production
This course is designed to develop advanced field production skills necessary to complete remote projects. Included are site surveying, planning, set up and lighting of different venues while using single or multiple cameras.
5
BROAD273 BROAD273 - Video Graphics Applications
This course is an introduction to graphics devices and their applications in live studio and field production. Emphasis is on standard character generator functions and on motion graphics generators.
5
BROAD278 BROAD278 - Technical Directing
This course introduces students to video switchers, video routing systems, and video manipulation devices commonly used in production. Other areas of emphasis include the technical director duties and responsiblities, the use of keys, chroma keys, and other special effects.
5
BROAD280 BROAD280 - Emerging Technologies
This course examines advances in audio and visual imaging. Emerging technologies are presented and explored.
5
BROAD288 BROAD288 - Practicum IV
In this course the faculty assists students in selecting an approved practicum related to video production. Student responsibilities include the submission of a formal report of no less than 500 words or, with instructor approval, a formal class presentation of no less than 15 minutes.
5
BROAD289 BROAD289 - Practicum V
In this course the faculty assists students in selecting an approved practicum related to television operations. Student responsibilities include the submission of a formal report of no less than 500 words or, with instructor approval, a formal class presentation of no less than 15 minutes.
5
BROAD290 BROAD290 - Practicum VI
In this course the faculty assists students in selecting an approved practicum related to audio production. Student responsibilities include the submission of a formal report of no less than 500 words or, with instructor approval, a formal class presentation of no less than 15 minutes.
5

BROADCASTING/VIDEO PRODUCTION-ADV. ENG - Associate of Applied Science-Transfer: 115 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communications 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 15.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
Course content includes the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite and indefinite integrals, methods of integration, applications of integration, and improper integrals. The course also includes an introduction to first order differential equations, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
BROAD103 BROAD103 - BVP Safety Principles
This course is an introduction to the safety practices common to the broadcast and video production environment.
2
BROAD110 BROAD110 - Characteristics of Sound
This course is an introduction to the physical nature of sound and how the ear translates it from a physical phenomenon to a sensory one. Topics include waveform characteristics, reflection, diffraction, frequency response, phase, loudness levels, sound-pressure levels, thresholds, and perceptions.
5
BROAD111 BROAD111 - Master Control Operations I
This course is an introduction to the operation of all signal delivery system components used to feed audio and video signals to the program feed. This is one of three classes (Broad 111, Broad 138, and Broad 139) that prepare students for the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Certified Television Operator exam.
5
BROAD120 BROAD120 - Intro to Digital Audio Recording
This course provides training in the operation of digital audio workstations and the application of the editing concepts in audio production projects.
5
BROAD121 BROAD121 - Production Process Theory
This course introduces students to the production process: theory, planning, and the application of sound project planning, identification of the responsibilities of various jobs within the production unit is also included.
3
BROAD124 BROAD124 - Basic Audio Equipment
This course introduces and explores basic audio tools including pickup, monitoring, distribution, routing, and manipulation devices.
5
BROAD131 BROAD131 - Intro to Studio and Field Production
This course introduces basic equipment and basic skills used for video production in the studio and in the field. Students learn about cameras, lighting instruments, and audio equipment and the skills needed to complete production projects.
4
BROAD135 BROAD135 - Employment Preparation
This course is designed for students to use publications, interviews and internet research, and other sources to gather facts about wages, hours, and working conditions to develop career goals. Students also write cover letters, resumes, and portfolios.
3
BROAD136 BROAD136 - Principles of Lighting
This course introduces students to lighting theory and techniques with emphasis on the most commonly used lighting instruments and accessories, light grids, dimmer boards, and control systems. Practical applications include light set up for productions.
4
BROAD137 BROAD137 - Basic Digital Video Editing
This course introduces students to digital video editing concepts and techniques.
4
BROAD138 BROAD138 - Control Room Equipment I
This course examines the equipment used in studio and master control environments and allows students to investigate the equipment interconnections. Students practice the operational skills necessary to set up, adjust and operate various record and playback hardware under broadcast operational conditions. Instruction and training will help prepare students to pass the SBE CTO exam.
5
BROAD139 BROAD139 - Broadcast Station Operations
This course instructs students about broadcast station structure and organization, and investigates the role and function of various station departments and FCC requirements for broadcast stations. Information and concepts are applied in operations activities.
5
BROAD151 BROAD151 - DC Electronics Theory
This course introduces students to the study of direct-current electronic theory through a series of lectures and class discussions that are designed to be enjoyable, understandable, and practical. Topics covered include electrical terms, circuit components electricity and magnetism, series and parallel circuits, Ohms law, energy and power, and DC circuits.
5
BROAD152 BROAD152 - AC Electronics Theory
This course introduces students to the study of alternating current electronic theory through a series of lectures and class discussions designed to be engaging, understandable, and practical. Topics covered include characteristics of AC waveforms, capacitive and inductive reactance, transformers, impedance, resonant circuits, and active devices.
5
BROAD153 BROAD153 - Basic Electronics Lab
This course consists of lab activities designed to prepare students for lectures and enhance understanding of the principles learned in Broad 151 and 152. Activities include reading assignments, guided experimentation with DC and AC circuits, the use of test equipment and tools, and a series of simple projects to develop soldering skills and understanding of circuits and circuit diagrams.
5
BROAD205 BROAD205 - Receivers and Transmitters
This course builds on basic electronic concepts from core engineering courses to cover the principles and applications of various types of modulation, transmitters, receivers, power distribution systems, and grounding.
5
BROAD208 BROAD208 - Content Delivery Systems
This course investigates and applies various methods of content delivery, including ATSC, live streaming, video on demand, and video over IP systems.
5
BROAD211 BROAD211 - Networking for Video and Audio
This course covers basic concepts of computer networking and applies them to audio and video systems.
5
BROAD217 BROAD217 - Audio Engineering
This course explores audio measurements and standards by testing audio equipment under broadcast conditions. Headroom and distortion parameters are discussed. Practical applications include system design and installation of fixed and portable audio systems. Audio engineer duties are also discussed.
5
BROAD224 BROAD224 - Production Capstone III
This course challenges students to demonstrate their skill, knowlege and mastery by fully producing, directing, and posting a digital video of their choice using knowledge and skills gained in previous core and advanced classes. Students, working under the guidance of the instructor, will be encouraged to produce a least one video (mini documentary, ENG story, music video, or scripted short feature) worthy of entry into NATAS and other award-recognition companies. The content must be approved by the instructor prior to the pre production process.
5
BROAD226 BROAD226 - Video Engineering
This course explores the design, installation, maintainance, and operation of video equipment systems in support of master control operations, studio operations, and field production.
5
BROAD285 BROAD285 - Practicum I
In this course the faculty assists students in selecting an approved practicum related to television engineering. Student responsibilities include the submission of a formal report of no less than 500 words or, with instructor approval, a formal class presentation of no less than 15 minutes.
5

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
BROAD142 BROAD142 - Program Editing
This course introduces students to audio and video editing methods. Practical applications include correcting recorded flaws and timing errors while editing pre-recorded material. Students perform to edit quality test standards.
5
BROAD143 BROAD143 - Basic Maintenance & Troubleshooting
This course explores preventative maintenance methods and strategies, and students receive training in the use of electronic measuring devices, meters, and scopes. Soldering, splicing, and making cable connections are included.
5
BROAD170 BROAD170 - Remote/Robotic Camera Systems
This course introduces students to remote androbotic camera operations. Students will be prepared to take the Federal exam for sUAS certification.
5
BROAD207 BROAD207 - Advanced Editing Projects
This course requires students to conduct and complete an advanced digital editing project that meets content quality and delivery standards.
5
BROAD243 BROAD243 - Master Control Operations II
This course provides instruction on the operation of all signal delivery system components used to send audio and video signals to the program feed. Students will also monitor and meet all television signal standards and perform as the master control operator.
5
BROAD266 BROAD266 - Field Production
This course is designed to develop advanced field production skills necessary to complete remote projects. Included are site surveying, planning, set up and lighting of different venues while using single or multiple cameras.
5
BROAD273 BROAD273 - Video Graphics Applications
This course is an introduction to graphics devices and their applications in live studio and field production. Emphasis is on standard character generator functions and on motion graphics generators.
5
BROAD278 BROAD278 - Technical Directing
This course introduces students to video switchers, video routing systems, and video manipulation devices commonly used in production. Other areas of emphasis include the technical director duties and responsiblities, the use of keys, chroma keys, and other special effects.
5
BROAD280 BROAD280 - Emerging Technologies
This course examines advances in audio and visual imaging. Emerging technologies are presented and explored.
5
BROAD288 BROAD288 - Practicum IV
In this course the faculty assists students in selecting an approved practicum related to video production. Student responsibilities include the submission of a formal report of no less than 500 words or, with instructor approval, a formal class presentation of no less than 15 minutes.
5
BROAD289 BROAD289 - Practicum V
In this course the faculty assists students in selecting an approved practicum related to television operations. Student responsibilities include the submission of a formal report of no less than 500 words or, with instructor approval, a formal class presentation of no less than 15 minutes.
5
BROAD290 BROAD290 - Practicum VI
In this course the faculty assists students in selecting an approved practicum related to audio production. Student responsibilities include the submission of a formal report of no less than 500 words or, with instructor approval, a formal class presentation of no less than 15 minutes.
5

BROADCASTING/VIDEO PRODUCTION-ADV. PRO - Associate of Applied Science-Transfer: 115 Credits

For more information, please view program details on a larger device screen.

General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communications 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 15.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
Course content includes the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite and indefinite integrals, methods of integration, applications of integration, and improper integrals. The course also includes an introduction to first order differential equations, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
BROAD103 BROAD103 - BVP Safety Principles
This course is an introduction to the safety practices common to the broadcast and video production environment.
2
BROAD110 BROAD110 - Characteristics of Sound
This course is an introduction to the physical nature of sound and how the ear translates it from a physical phenomenon to a sensory one. Topics include waveform characteristics, reflection, diffraction, frequency response, phase, loudness levels, sound-pressure levels, thresholds, and perceptions.
5
BROAD111 BROAD111 - Master Control Operations I
This course is an introduction to the operation of all signal delivery system components used to feed audio and video signals to the program feed. This is one of three classes (Broad 111, Broad 138, and Broad 139) that prepare students for the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Certified Television Operator exam.
5
BROAD120 BROAD120 - Intro to Digital Audio Recording
This course provides training in the operation of digital audio workstations and the application of the editing concepts in audio production projects.
5
BROAD121 BROAD121 - Production Process Theory
This course introduces students to the production process: theory, planning, and the application of sound project planning, identification of the responsibilities of various jobs within the production unit is also included.
3
BROAD124 BROAD124 - Basic Audio Equipment
This course introduces and explores basic audio tools including pickup, monitoring, distribution, routing, and manipulation devices.
5
BROAD131 BROAD131 - Intro to Studio and Field Production
This course introduces basic equipment and basic skills used for video production in the studio and in the field. Students learn about cameras, lighting instruments, and audio equipment and the skills needed to complete production projects.
4
BROAD135 BROAD135 - Employment Preparation
This course is designed for students to use publications, interviews and internet research, and other sources to gather facts about wages, hours, and working conditions to develop career goals. Students also write cover letters, resumes, and portfolios.
3
BROAD136 BROAD136 - Principles of Lighting
This course introduces students to lighting theory and techniques with emphasis on the most commonly used lighting instruments and accessories, light grids, dimmer boards, and control systems. Practical applications include light set up for productions.
4
BROAD137 BROAD137 - Basic Digital Video Editing
This course introduces students to digital video editing concepts and techniques.
4
BROAD138 BROAD138 - Control Room Equipment I
This course examines the equipment used in studio and master control environments and allows students to investigate the equipment interconnections. Students practice the operational skills necessary to set up, adjust and operate various record and playback hardware under broadcast operational conditions. Instruction and training will help prepare students to pass the SBE CTO exam.
5
BROAD139 BROAD139 - Broadcast Station Operations
This course instructs students about broadcast station structure and organization, and investigates the role and function of various station departments and FCC requirements for broadcast stations. Information and concepts are applied in operations activities.
5
BROAD151 BROAD151 - DC Electronics Theory
This course introduces students to the study of direct-current electronic theory through a series of lectures and class discussions that are designed to be enjoyable, understandable, and practical. Topics covered include electrical terms, circuit components electricity and magnetism, series and parallel circuits, Ohms law, energy and power, and DC circuits.
5
BROAD152 BROAD152 - AC Electronics Theory
This course introduces students to the study of alternating current electronic theory through a series of lectures and class discussions designed to be engaging, understandable, and practical. Topics covered include characteristics of AC waveforms, capacitive and inductive reactance, transformers, impedance, resonant circuits, and active devices.
5
BROAD153 BROAD153 - Basic Electronics Lab
This course consists of lab activities designed to prepare students for lectures and enhance understanding of the principles learned in Broad 151 and 152. Activities include reading assignments, guided experimentation with DC and AC circuits, the use of test equipment and tools, and a series of simple projects to develop soldering skills and understanding of circuits and circuit diagrams.
5
BROAD212 BROAD212 - Audio/Video Pre-Production Applications
This course challenges students to put elements of pre-production planning into practice. Including: Program proposals, scripting, show formats, roles of crew, data gathering, mark-sheets, show guest invitations and release forms, and basic script writing for VOs and teleprompter presentation, by helping plan and produce studio and field programs. Students will also be introduced to pre production meetings with clients (when available) to create a finished product based on the clients needs.
5
BROAD214 BROAD214 - Audio/Video Studio and Field Production
This course challenges students to take alead roll in producing programs for viewing. These productions include high school football, basketball (in season), studio panel shows or other designated topics. Students willalso learn terminology for directing aforementioned programs, and will begin to direct shows.
5
BROAD216 BROAD216 - Audio/Video Post-Production Applications
This course is a continuation of the Pre-Production and Studio and Field Production classes. Students will produce, shoot, and edit digital video projects as assigned. Provided opportunities to create their own personal digital video project. Students will meet with clients (when applicable) to evaluate the progress towards the process message desired by the client.
5
BROAD220 BROAD220 - Production Capstone I
This course challenges students to show their skill, knowlege and mastery by fully producing, directing, and posting (when applicable)2 panel shows using knowledge and skills gained in previous core and advanced classes. Project proposals must be approved by the instructor. The instructor provides guidance throughout the production process.
5
BROAD222 BROAD222 - Production Capstone II
This course challenges students to show their skill, knowlege and mastery by fully producing, directing, and posting (when applicable) 2 non-fiction ENG stories. ENG stories must be approved by the instructor before producing, and may be story ideas that the student has been assigned by industry outlets, and has the potential of being used on industry news and panel shows.
5
BROAD224 BROAD224 - Production Capstone III
This course challenges students to demonstrate their skill, knowlege and mastery by fully producing, directing, and posting a digital video of their choice using knowledge and skills gained in previous core and advanced classes. Students, working under the guidance of the instructor, will be encouraged to produce a least one video (mini documentary, ENG story, music video, or scripted short feature) worthy of entry into NATAS and other award-recognition companies. The content must be approved by the instructor prior to the pre production process.
5

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
BROAD142 BROAD142 - Program Editing
This course introduces students to audio and video editing methods. Practical applications include correcting recorded flaws and timing errors while editing pre-recorded material. Students perform to edit quality test standards.
5
BROAD143 BROAD143 - Basic Maintenance & Troubleshooting
This course explores preventative maintenance methods and strategies, and students receive training in the use of electronic measuring devices, meters, and scopes. Soldering, splicing, and making cable connections are included.
5
BROAD170 BROAD170 - Remote/Robotic Camera Systems
This course introduces students to remote androbotic camera operations. Students will be prepared to take the Federal exam for sUAS certification.
5
BROAD207 BROAD207 - Advanced Editing Projects
This course requires students to conduct and complete an advanced digital editing project that meets content quality and delivery standards.
5
BROAD243 BROAD243 - Master Control Operations II
This course provides instruction on the operation of all signal delivery system components used to send audio and video signals to the program feed. Students will also monitor and meet all television signal standards and perform as the master control operator.
5
BROAD266 BROAD266 - Field Production
This course is designed to develop advanced field production skills necessary to complete remote projects. Included are site surveying, planning, set up and lighting of different venues while using single or multiple cameras.
5
BROAD273 BROAD273 - Video Graphics Applications
This course is an introduction to graphics devices and their applications in live studio and field production. Emphasis is on standard character generator functions and on motion graphics generators.
5
BROAD278 BROAD278 - Technical Directing
This course introduces students to video switchers, video routing systems, and video manipulation devices commonly used in production. Other areas of emphasis include the technical director duties and responsiblities, the use of keys, chroma keys, and other special effects.
5
BROAD280 BROAD280 - Emerging Technologies
This course examines advances in audio and visual imaging. Emerging technologies are presented and explored.
5
BROAD288 BROAD288 - Practicum IV
In this course the faculty assists students in selecting an approved practicum related to video production. Student responsibilities include the submission of a formal report of no less than 500 words or, with instructor approval, a formal class presentation of no less than 15 minutes.
5
BROAD289 BROAD289 - Practicum V
In this course the faculty assists students in selecting an approved practicum related to television operations. Student responsibilities include the submission of a formal report of no less than 500 words or, with instructor approval, a formal class presentation of no less than 15 minutes.
5
BROAD290 BROAD290 - Practicum VI
In this course the faculty assists students in selecting an approved practicum related to audio production. Student responsibilities include the submission of a formal report of no less than 500 words or, with instructor approval, a formal class presentation of no less than 15 minutes.
5

BROADCAST AND VIDEO ELEMENTS - Certificate of Competency: 75 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
Course content includes the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite and indefinite integrals, methods of integration, applications of integration, and improper integrals. The course also includes an introduction to first order differential equations, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
Math173 - Mathematic Concepts for Child Care/Early Education
Mathematics for Early Childhood Educators focuses on the conceptual understanding, connections between and the application of math concepts. Concepts include number systems and computation, geometry, measurement, data analysis, probability and statistics, and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate mathematical concepts in ways appropriate for young children.
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
BROAD103 BROAD103 - BVP Safety Principles
This course is an introduction to the safety practices common to the broadcast and video production environment.
2
BROAD110 BROAD110 - Characteristics of Sound
This course is an introduction to the physical nature of sound and how the ear translates it from a physical phenomenon to a sensory one. Topics include waveform characteristics, reflection, diffraction, frequency response, phase, loudness levels, sound-pressure levels, thresholds, and perceptions.
5
BROAD111 BROAD111 - Master Control Operations I
This course is an introduction to the operation of all signal delivery system components used to feed audio and video signals to the program feed. This is one of three classes (Broad 111, Broad 138, and Broad 139) that prepare students for the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Certified Television Operator exam.
5
BROAD120 BROAD120 - Intro to Digital Audio Recording
This course provides training in the operation of digital audio workstations and the application of the editing concepts in audio production projects.
5
BROAD121 BROAD121 - Production Process Theory
This course introduces students to the production process: theory, planning, and the application of sound project planning, identification of the responsibilities of various jobs within the production unit is also included.
3
BROAD124 BROAD124 - Basic Audio Equipment
This course introduces and explores basic audio tools including pickup, monitoring, distribution, routing, and manipulation devices.
5
BROAD131 BROAD131 - Intro to Studio and Field Production
This course introduces basic equipment and basic skills used for video production in the studio and in the field. Students learn about cameras, lighting instruments, and audio equipment and the skills needed to complete production projects.
4
BROAD135 BROAD135 - Employment Preparation
This course is designed for students to use publications, interviews and internet research, and other sources to gather facts about wages, hours, and working conditions to develop career goals. Students also write cover letters, resumes, and portfolios.
3
BROAD136 BROAD136 - Principles of Lighting
This course introduces students to lighting theory and techniques with emphasis on the most commonly used lighting instruments and accessories, light grids, dimmer boards, and control systems. Practical applications include light set up for productions.
4
BROAD137 BROAD137 - Basic Digital Video Editing
This course introduces students to digital video editing concepts and techniques.
4
BROAD138 BROAD138 - Control Room Equipment I
This course examines the equipment used in studio and master control environments and allows students to investigate the equipment interconnections. Students practice the operational skills necessary to set up, adjust and operate various record and playback hardware under broadcast operational conditions. Instruction and training will help prepare students to pass the SBE CTO exam.
5
BROAD139 BROAD139 - Broadcast Station Operations
This course instructs students about broadcast station structure and organization, and investigates the role and function of various station departments and FCC requirements for broadcast stations. Information and concepts are applied in operations activities.
5
BROAD151 BROAD151 - DC Electronics Theory
This course introduces students to the study of direct-current electronic theory through a series of lectures and class discussions that are designed to be enjoyable, understandable, and practical. Topics covered include electrical terms, circuit components electricity and magnetism, series and parallel circuits, Ohms law, energy and power, and DC circuits.
5
BROAD152 BROAD152 - AC Electronics Theory
This course introduces students to the study of alternating current electronic theory through a series of lectures and class discussions designed to be engaging, understandable, and practical. Topics covered include characteristics of AC waveforms, capacitive and inductive reactance, transformers, impedance, resonant circuits, and active devices.
5
BROAD153 BROAD153 - Basic Electronics Lab
This course consists of lab activities designed to prepare students for lectures and enhance understanding of the principles learned in Broad 151 and 152. Activities include reading assignments, guided experimentation with DC and AC circuits, the use of test equipment and tools, and a series of simple projects to develop soldering skills and understanding of circuits and circuit diagrams.
5

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
BROAD142 BROAD142 - Program Editing
This course introduces students to audio and video editing methods. Practical applications include correcting recorded flaws and timing errors while editing pre-recorded material. Students perform to edit quality test standards.
5
BROAD143 BROAD143 - Basic Maintenance & Troubleshooting
This course explores preventative maintenance methods and strategies, and students receive training in the use of electronic measuring devices, meters, and scopes. Soldering, splicing, and making cable connections are included.
5
BROAD170 BROAD170 - Remote/Robotic Camera Systems
This course introduces students to remote androbotic camera operations. Students will be prepared to take the Federal exam for sUAS certification.
5
BROAD207 BROAD207 - Advanced Editing Projects
This course requires students to conduct and complete an advanced digital editing project that meets content quality and delivery standards.
5
BROAD243 BROAD243 - Master Control Operations II
This course provides instruction on the operation of all signal delivery system components used to send audio and video signals to the program feed. Students will also monitor and meet all television signal standards and perform as the master control operator.
5
BROAD266 BROAD266 - Field Production
This course is designed to develop advanced field production skills necessary to complete remote projects. Included are site surveying, planning, set up and lighting of different venues while using single or multiple cameras.
5
BROAD273 BROAD273 - Video Graphics Applications
This course is an introduction to graphics devices and their applications in live studio and field production. Emphasis is on standard character generator functions and on motion graphics generators.
5
BROAD278 BROAD278 - Technical Directing
This course introduces students to video switchers, video routing systems, and video manipulation devices commonly used in production. Other areas of emphasis include the technical director duties and responsiblities, the use of keys, chroma keys, and other special effects.
5
BROAD280 BROAD280 - Emerging Technologies
This course examines advances in audio and visual imaging. Emerging technologies are presented and explored.
5
BROAD288 BROAD288 - Practicum IV
In this course the faculty assists students in selecting an approved practicum related to video production. Student responsibilities include the submission of a formal report of no less than 500 words or, with instructor approval, a formal class presentation of no less than 15 minutes.
5
BROAD289 BROAD289 - Practicum V
In this course the faculty assists students in selecting an approved practicum related to television operations. Student responsibilities include the submission of a formal report of no less than 500 words or, with instructor approval, a formal class presentation of no less than 15 minutes.
5
BROAD290 BROAD290 - Practicum VI
In this course the faculty assists students in selecting an approved practicum related to audio production. Student responsibilities include the submission of a formal report of no less than 500 words or, with instructor approval, a formal class presentation of no less than 15 minutes.
5

BVP CORE Audio - Certificate of Training: 15 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
BROAD110 BROAD110 - Characteristics of Sound
This course is an introduction to the physical nature of sound and how the ear translates it from a physical phenomenon to a sensory one. Topics include waveform characteristics, reflection, diffraction, frequency response, phase, loudness levels, sound-pressure levels, thresholds, and perceptions.
5
BROAD120 BROAD120 - Intro to Digital Audio Recording
This course provides training in the operation of digital audio workstations and the application of the editing concepts in audio production projects.
5
BROAD124 BROAD124 - Basic Audio Equipment
This course introduces and explores basic audio tools including pickup, monitoring, distribution, routing, and manipulation devices.
5

BVP CORE Engineering - Certificate of Training: 15 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
BROAD151 BROAD151 - DC Electronics Theory
This course introduces students to the study of direct-current electronic theory through a series of lectures and class discussions that are designed to be enjoyable, understandable, and practical. Topics covered include electrical terms, circuit components electricity and magnetism, series and parallel circuits, Ohms law, energy and power, and DC circuits.
5
BROAD152 BROAD152 - AC Electronics Theory
This course introduces students to the study of alternating current electronic theory through a series of lectures and class discussions designed to be engaging, understandable, and practical. Topics covered include characteristics of AC waveforms, capacitive and inductive reactance, transformers, impedance, resonant circuits, and active devices.
5
BROAD153 BROAD153 - Basic Electronics Lab
This course consists of lab activities designed to prepare students for lectures and enhance understanding of the principles learned in Broad 151 and 152. Activities include reading assignments, guided experimentation with DC and AC circuits, the use of test equipment and tools, and a series of simple projects to develop soldering skills and understanding of circuits and circuit diagrams.
5

BVP CORE Operations - Certificate of Training: 15 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
BROAD111 BROAD111 - Master Control Operations I
This course is an introduction to the operation of all signal delivery system components used to feed audio and video signals to the program feed. This is one of three classes (Broad 111, Broad 138, and Broad 139) that prepare students for the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Certified Television Operator exam.
5
BROAD138 BROAD138 - Control Room Equipment I
This course examines the equipment used in studio and master control environments and allows students to investigate the equipment interconnections. Students practice the operational skills necessary to set up, adjust and operate various record and playback hardware under broadcast operational conditions. Instruction and training will help prepare students to pass the SBE CTO exam.
5
BROAD139 BROAD139 - Broadcast Station Operations
This course instructs students about broadcast station structure and organization, and investigates the role and function of various station departments and FCC requirements for broadcast stations. Information and concepts are applied in operations activities.
5

BVP CORE Production - Certificate of Training: 15 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
BROAD121 BROAD121 - Production Process Theory
This course introduces students to the production process: theory, planning, and the application of sound project planning, identification of the responsibilities of various jobs within the production unit is also included.
3
BROAD131 BROAD131 - Intro to Studio and Field Production
This course introduces basic equipment and basic skills used for video production in the studio and in the field. Students learn about cameras, lighting instruments, and audio equipment and the skills needed to complete production projects.
4
BROAD136 BROAD136 - Principles of Lighting
This course introduces students to lighting theory and techniques with emphasis on the most commonly used lighting instruments and accessories, light grids, dimmer boards, and control systems. Practical applications include light set up for productions.
4
BROAD137 BROAD137 - Basic Digital Video Editing
This course introduces students to digital video editing concepts and techniques.
4

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.

At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Select and effectively use video and audio technology and field production equipment to produce deliverables that meet industry standards.
  2. Operate and care for broadcast equipment both analog and digital
  3. Follow the established production process and formats for radio, television, internet/new media for news, entertainment, and advertising messages.
  4. Apply legal and ethical values that guide media practices and professional standards.
  5. Combine production elements such as planning, scripting, story boarding, budgeting, and production
  6. Differentiate between technological formats both still and motion including audio formats.

In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College.

  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking

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Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.

Instructors

  • Roland Robinson

    253.680.7754 | Email

  • Ken Witkoe

    253.680.7761 | Email