Radio Broadcasting: On the Air (AS Degree S0605)

Arts Division
Degree S0605

The Radio Broadcasting On-The-Air degree is designed to prepare students for an entry-level job in performance areas of the broadcasting industry, including disc jockey, news anchor, sportscaster, and commercial voice-overs. Students also receive instruction in the business side of the industry and can further customize their program by selecting from a variety of courses.

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 02On-Air Personality Development3
R-TV 05Radio-TV Newswriting3
R-TV 11ABeginning Radio Production3
R-TV 15Broadcast Law and Business Practices3
R-TV 17Introduction to Podcasting3
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
Required Electives
Choose six units from the following:6
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
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 Units33.5

Radio Broadcasting Website 

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.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

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
 Units10
Winter Term 1
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
 Units4
Spring Term 1
R-TV 02 On-Air Personality Development 3 3
R-TV 36 Beginning Commercial Voice-Overs 3 3
R-TV 15 Broadcast Law and Business Practices 3 3
R-TV 96A Beginning Campus Radio Station Lab: Studio Procedures and Equipment Operations 1 1-2
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3 3
 Units13-14
Summer Term 1
AA/S ARTS Area C-1 Arts Course 3 3
 Units3
Fall Term 2
R-TV 05 Radio-TV Newswriting 3 3
R-TV 17 Introduction to Podcasting 3 3
R-TV 96B Intermediate Campus Radio Station Lab: On-Air and Behind-the-Scenes Skills 1 1-2
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5 5
 Units12-13
Winter Term 2
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3 3-4
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3 3
 Units6-7
Spring Term 2
R-TV 96C Advanced Campus Radio Station Lab: Program Hosting and Management Skills 1 1-2
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 5 3-5
Radio Broadcasting: On Air, AS S0605 5  
Certificate: Radio Broad. On Air N0637 7  
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 Units4-7
 Total Units52-58
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