Radio Broadcasting: Behind-the-Scenes

Arts Division
Certificate L0391

The Radio Broadcasting Behind-the-Scenes Certificate of Achievement provides expertise in a variety of behind-the-scenes specialties. Students gain practical hands-on-experience in the broadcasting industry through an off-campus internship at a radio station, production studio or other broadcasting facility.

Required Courses

Course PrefixCourse NameUnits
Core Courses
R-TV 01Introduction to Electronic Media3
R-TV 10Radio Programming and Producer Techniques3
R-TV 11ABeginning Radio Production3
R-TV 11BAdvanced Radio Production3
R-TV 15Broadcast Law and Business Practices3
R-TV 96ACampus Radio Station Lab: Studio Procedures and Equipment Operations1
R-TV 96BCampus Radio Station Lab: Disc Jockey & News Anchor/Reporter Skills1
R-TV 96CCampus Radio Station Lab: Hosting and Management Skills1
R-TV 97ARadio/Entertainment Industry Seminar1
R-TV 97BRadio/Entertainment Industry Work Experience1
Required Electives
Choose three units from the following:3
Radio-TV Newswriting
Broadcast Sales and Promotion
Internet Radio and Podcasting
History of Radio DJs
Social Media in Broadcasting
Pop Culture in the Media
Special Projects in Broadcasting and Entertainment Industry
Work Experience in Broadcast Entertainment
Total Units23

Radio Broadcasting Website 

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Work in production, programming or a variety of other behind-the-scenes positions at a commercial radio station
  • Use studio equipment to record and edit a pre-recorded piece
  • Operate the studio equipment required to produce a live broadcast
  • Use social media during a live radio show to engage with the audience
  • Develop and implement ideas for a radio show
  • Develop a format for a radio station

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

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