Radio Broadcasting: On-Air (Certificate N0637)

Arts Division
Certificate N0637

The Radio Broadcasting On-Air Certificate of Achievement prepares students for entry level positions in a variety of performance specialties including disc jockey, news anchor, sportscaster, and commercial voice-overs. Students gain practical hands-on experience at the college radio stations as well as through an off-campus internship at a station, studio, or other broadcasting facility.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
R-TV 01Introduction to Electronic Media3
R-TV 02On-Air Personality Development3
R-TV 05Radio-TV Newswriting3
R-TV 11ABeginning Radio Production3
R-TV 15Broadcast Law and Business Practices3
R-TV 36Beginning Commercial Voice-Overs3
R-TV 38Radio Broadcasting Rules and Regulations1.5
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
Choose 3 units from the following:3
Sportscasting and Reporting
Broadcast News Field Reporting
Broadcast Traffic Reporting
Broadcast Sales and Promotion
Radio Programming and Producer Techniques
Advanced Radio Production
Interview, Talk, and Community Affairs Programming
Introduction to Podcasting
History of Radio DJs
Social Media in Broadcasting
Pop Culture in the Media
Advanced Voice-Overs Techniques
Social Media and Online Ethics
Special Projects in Broadcasting and Entertainment Industry
Work Experience in Broadcast Entertainment
Total Units27.5

Radio Broadcasting Website 

Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Work as a DJ or newscaster on a commercial radio station
  • Use the studio equipment to record and edit a pre-recorded piece
  • Plan, set-up, and perform a radio station remote as an on-air personality
  • Use social media during a live radio show to engage with the audience
  • Operate the studio equipment required for a live radio broadcast

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

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