Program Description

This curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in the commercial, corporate, and public television industries. It also prepares students for entry level positions in related media jobs. The need for broadcast TV, cable, and Internet program content continues to grow. Career opportunities in content creation, development, production, and programming will also expand. Well-trained production assistants, camera grips, associate directors, assistants to producers, production coordinators, programming assistants, assistants to cast and talent agents, non-union directors and studio staff will find increased demand.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the appropriate use of computer keyboarding skills and documents processing.
  2. Demonstrate mathematical skills essential to employment in the accounting field and the proper use of the ten-key electronic calculator.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the communication process including: written, oral (including non-verbal) electronic communication, and active listening to communicate effectively in a business and professional setting.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of a business enterprise.

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.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Units: 17

Required Courses

  • TVR 007 – Beginning TV Studio Production (3)
  • TVR 016A – Television Production (4)
  • TVR 016B – Television Production (4)

Required Electives

6 units - Choose any two of the following:

  • TVR 015 – Introduction to Media Writing (3)
  • TVR 017A – Television and Film Script Writing (3)
  • TVR 018 – Radio and Television Newswriting (3)
  • TVR 019 – Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Cinematic Arts (3)
  • TVR 021 – Electronic Media Management (3)
  • TVR 024 – Electronic News Gathering and Editing (3)

Catalog Year
This information reflects the information from the 2020-2021 catalog. If you have questions about a previous version, please review our Catalog Archives and/or speak with a Counselor.