Program Description

Radio Production curriculum prepares students to work in various areas of broadcasting and electronic media. Course work covers basic aspects of radio production, audio production, post-production sound, and announcing and writing for broadcast, cable and digital medias. Practical internships are offered in professional facilities, including commercial and public broadcast companies, cable television, production and post-production companies. Students selecting the “Radio” track of this program will produce a weekly show for the college radio station. Radio Production students are prepared for such positions as radio hosts/announcers, news reporters, production assistants, program producers, and audio editors for radio.

Some occupations within the industry of radio production and operations are inherently competitive.  Students are encouraged to utilize college audio/radio facilities above and beyond coursework to better insure their marketability.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Create effective communication using written, oral and/or audio-visual methods in a media context.
  2. Integrate critical thinking in a media context.
  3. Integrate professional standards of conduct in a media context. 
  4. Develop technological proficiency in a media context.

This program is designed to be completed in months.

This program will cost if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with of debt.

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This program has not passed standards established by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department based these standards on the amounts students borrow for enrollment in this program and their reported earnings. If in the future the program does not pass the standards, students who are then enrolled may not be able to use federal student grants or loans to pay for the program, and may have to find other ways, such as private loans, to pay for the program.

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Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Required units: 30-32

Recommended sequence:

Semester I

  • TVR 002A – Beginning Audio Production (3)
  • TVR 012 – Beginning Announcing and Performing In Electronic Media (3)
  • TVR 014A – Beginning Radio Production (3)

Semester II

  • TVR 002B – Radio Broadcast Master Control Operations (3)
  • TVR 014B – Advanced Radio Production (3)
  • TVR 015 – Introduction to Media Writing (3)

Semester III

  • TVR 001 – Introduction to Electronic Media (3)
  • TVR 004 – Beginning Single Camera Production (3)  
    or TVR 007 – Beginning TV Studio Production (3)
  • COMM 101 – Communication Field Practice (1)

Summer or Winter 

  • TVR 120 – Radio Production Workshop (2)
    or TVR 119 – Sports Radio Broadcasting Workshop (3)


  • TVR 128B – Radio Operations Internship (1)  
    or TVR 129B – Radio Operations Internship (2)   
    or  TVR 128F – Radio Production Internship (1) 
    or TVR 129F – Radio Production Internship (2)

Required Electives

(3 Units - any one of the following electives)

  • TVR 104 - Live Sound Reinforcement (3)
  • TVR 143 – Digital Audio Workstation Skills (3)
  • MUSC 129A – Music in Multimedia (3)

Recommended Electives

  • ELTN 130 – Introduction to Electronics (3)

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Earn an Associate of Science Degree With Your Certificate of Achievement

An AS Degree prepares you with the unique skills needed to enter a specialized career field. Earned in conjunction with a Certificate of Achievement, it will open up further opportunities for career advancement.

To earn your AS degree, you will need to complete the general education requirements for an AS degree in addition to the above listed Certificate of Achievement Requirements.

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