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Radio/TV Broadcasting (AAS.RTV)

Radio/TV Broadcasting provides students with the skills necessary for positions of employment in local and regional radio and television stations. Students receive hands-on training with much of the same equipment found in today's broadcast industry. Upon completion of a Radio/TV degree, students will be able to write news, sports, commercials and promotional announcements for use on radio and television; to function as radio/television announcers; and to operate state-of-the-art digital audio systems, a non-linear digital video editing system and a radio control console. Students will also be proficient in the effective techniques of radio and television sales and will be able to operate an assortment of video production equipment. For those interested, training in sports play-by-play is also available. Experience is obtained on the college FM stereo radio station, through work in the non-broadcast television studio, by using television field equipment and through the use of audio and video digital editing systems. Internships at local radio and television stations are available. For those interested in transferring to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale or Eastern Illinois University, a specific curriculum can be designed.

For students who want to transfer: A program can be designed for a student who wants to transfer to a university with an emphasis in radio and television. If a student completes the program, the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) General Education Requirements are fulfilled. Classes in the Radio-TV major are accepted as an equivalent, general elective in the major, or general elective. Following completion, a student receives an associate in applied science degree with all general education requirements satisfied.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester   Hours
RTV-150 Introduction to Broadcasting
3.0
RTV-155 Radio TV Announcing
3.0
ENG-120 Composition I
3.0
SPE-111 Intro to Speech Communication  
3.0
PSY-271 Intr/Psychology  
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 15.0
Second Semester
RTV-160 Radio Station Operation +++ 
5.0
RTV-165 Broadcast Writing +++ 
4.0
ESC-102 Weather and Climate  
4.0
Electives  
6.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 19.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester   Hours
RTV-180 Basic TV Production
3.0
RTV-070 Radio Production Lab
5.0
ECO-130 The American Economy   OR
ECO-231 Principles of Econ I (Macro)  
3.0
Electives  
6.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 17.0
Second Semester
RTV-175 Broadcast Sales +++ 
3.0
RTV-185 Advanced Radio Production +++ 
4.0
HIS-156 History of the U.S. II  
3.0
Elective  
3.0
SFS-101 Strategies for Success   OR
HED --- Health Elective   OR
PED --- P.E. Elective  
2.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 15.0
SUGGESTED ELECTIVES
RTV-072 Fall Sportscasting
1.0
RTV-073 Spring Sportscasting +++ 
2.0
RTV-082 Fall Athletic Announcing
1.0
RTV-083 Spring Athletic Announcing +++ 
2.0
POS-160 American National Government  
3.0
SPE-213 Intro/Group Discussion
3.0
CIS-099 Web Page Design
3.0
CIS-066 Digital Video Production
3.0
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 66.00