Radio Broadcasting: Behind the Scenes (AS Degree S0606)

Arts Division

The Radio Broadcasting Behind-the-Scenes degree is designed for students who are interested in the non-performance side of the broadcasting industry. Instruction prepares students for entry-level jobs including production, promotion, copywriting, and management. Students also receive instruction in the business side of the industry and can further customize their program by selecting from a variety of courses. Practical hands-on experience is available at the campus radio stations.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
R-TV 01Introduction to Electronic Media3
R-TV 09Broadcast Sales and Promotion3
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 six units from the following:6
Radio-TV Newswriting
Broadcast Traffic Reporting
Introduction to 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 Units30.5

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.

Guided Pathways of Study

When students can identify a career goal early on in their educational journey, they are more likely to complete on time and succeed. Consistent guidance and a clear outline of the required courses help support students decisions in choosing the right program for them. Explore below to find the programs that most interest you.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
R-TV 11A Beginning Radio Production 3 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course .5 3
Winter Term 1
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3 3
Spring Term 1
R-TV 11B Advanced Radio Production 3 3
R-TV 15 Broadcast Law and Business Practices 3 3
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5 5
Summer Term 1
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
Fall Term 2
R-TV 10 Radio Programming and Producer Techniques 3 3
AA/S ARTS Area C-1 Arts Course 3 3
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3 3
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3 1-3
Winter Term 2
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3 3-4
Spring Term 2
R-TV 09 Broadcast Sales and Promotion 3 3
R-TV 96C Advanced Campus Radio Station Lab: Program Hosting and Management Skills 2 1-2
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3 3-5
Radio Broad.: Behind the Scenes, AS S0606 6  
Certificate: Radio Broad. Behind Scenes N0636 6  
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 Total Units48-54
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