2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Broadcasting and Production Technology (AAS) A30120

Students enrolled in the Broadcasting and Production Technology curriculum will develop professional skills in radio, television, audio, video, and applications.

Training will emphasize speech, script writing, production planning, editing, and post production. Students will also study the development of the broadcasting industry, sales, ethics, law, marketing, and management. Hands-on training and teamwork approaches are essential to the instructional process.

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to enter broadcasting, production, and related industries in a variety of occupations.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BPT 110Intro to Broadcasting
3
0

3

BPT 111Broadcast Law & Ethics
3
0

3

BPT 112Broadcast Writing
3
2

4

BPT 113Broadcast Sales
3
0

3

BPT 115Public Relations
3
0

3

BPT 121Broadcast Speech I
2
3

3

BPT 131Audio/Radio Production I
2
6

4

BPT 135Radio Performance I
0
6

2

BPT 220Broadcast Marketing
3
0

3

BPT 231Video/TV Production I
2
6

4

BPT 232Video/TV Production II
2
6

4

BPT 235TV Performance I
0
6

2

BPT 250Institutional Video
2
3

3

DME 110Intro to Digital Media
2
2

3

DME 130Digital Animation I
2
2

3

WBL 111Work-Based Learning I
0
10

1

WEB 120Intro to Internet Multimedia
2
2

3

Total Major Hours: 51

General Education Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 110Introduction to Communication
3
0

3

or

COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

 

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Select one course from the following:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines
3
0

3

ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ART 111Art Appreciation
3
0

3

HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

HUM 160Introduction to Film
2
2

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation
3
0

3

PHI 240Introduction to Ethics
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy
2
2

3

or

MAT 171Precalculus Algebra
3
2

4

Total General Education Hours: 19-20

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 70-71

Suggested Sequence of Courses

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

BPT 110Intro to Broadcasting
3
0

3

BPT 121Broadcast Speech I
2
3

3

BPT 131Audio/Radio Production I
2
6

4

BPT 231Video/TV Production I
2
6

4

Communications Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
12
17
18

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BPT 112Broadcast Writing
3
2

4

BPT 113Broadcast Sales
3
0

3

BPT 135Radio Performance I
0
6

2

BPT 232Video/TV Production II
2
6

4

DME 110Intro to Digital Media
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
10
16
16

Summer Term

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
WBL 111Work-Based Learning I
0
10

1

Total Credit Hours:
1
10
1

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BPT 111Broadcast Law & Ethics
3
0

3

BPT 235TV Performance I
0
6

2

DME 130Digital Animation I
2
2

3

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

WEB 120Intro to Internet Multimedia
2
2

3

Humanities/Fine Arts Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
13
10
17

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BPT 115Public Relations
3
0

3

BPT 220Broadcast Marketing
3
0

3

BPT 250Institutional Video
2
3

3

 

ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines
3
0

3

or

ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting
3
0

3

 

PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics Course*
2-3
2

3-4

Total Credit Hours:
16-17
5
18-19

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 70-71