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 such as production, promotions, copywriting and management. Students gain practical hands-on-experience through work at the college radio stations as well as thru an off-campus internship.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
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 96ABeginning Campus Radio Station Lab: Studio Procedures and Equipment Operations1
R-TV 96BIntermediate Campus Radio Station Lab: On-Air and Behind-the-Scenes Skills1
R-TV 96CAdvanced Campus Radio Station Lab: Program Hosting and Management Skills1
R-TV 97ARadio and Entertainment Industry Seminar1
R-TV 97BRadio/Entertainment Industry Work Experience1
R-TV 38Radio Broadcasting Rules and Regulations1.5
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
Social Media and Online Ethics
Total Units24.5

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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