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Broadcast Communication (AAS.RTV)

Broadcast Communication 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 Broadcast Communication 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 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 Broadcast Communication 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.

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FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CORE
COM-150
Introduction to Broadcasting

COM-150
Introduction to Broadcasting

Emphasis is placed on all aspects of the broadcasting industry including history, digital radio, high definition television, programming, the FCC, advertising, and responsibility to society. A brief explanation of the technical operations of a station is presented.


Course Outline

3.0
CORE
COM-155
Radio-TV Announcing

COM-155
Radio-TV Announcing

The principles of broadcast announcing are discussed and are applied to reading commercials, news, voice tracking, sports, and on-air music announcing. Interviewing techniques and the relationship between the announcer and the public are included.


Course Outline

3.0
GEN
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


Course Outline

OR
GEN
ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

3.0
GEN
POS-160
American National Government

POS-160
American National Government

The fundamental principles of the American Government are summarized. Such topics as federalism, civil liberties, citizenship, parties and elections, the Presidency, Congress, Judiciary, and national policies and politics are discussed within the framework of the American Constitutional system.

Course Outline

OR
GEN
PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing Concepts, research methods and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.

Course Outline

3.0
GEN
SFS-101
Strategies for Success

SFS-101
Strategies for Success

Designed to improve student performance in college and beyond. Topics include: college resources; identification of college and career goals; implementation of study, note-taking, and test-taking strategies; and development of life management skills including time management, stress management, and relationship skills.

Course Outline

OR
GEN
SOC-280
Introduction to Sociology

SOC-280
Introduction to Sociology

Study of human interaction focusing on social influences shaping personality, structure and dynamics of human society. Topics include: sociological perspective, culture, society, social interaction; social change in global perspective; socialization; families; social class; and social stratification; race and ethnicity; and deviance.

Course Outline

OR
ELE
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Career Elective

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Career Elective

No Description Available
2.0

Semester Totals

14.0
Second Semester
CORE
COM-160
Radio Station Operation

COM-160
Radio Station Operation

A practical demonstration course to begin "on air" work. In addition to air time, other duties such as news gathering, production, programming, etc. are assigned. Reading meters, filling out operating logs and editing audio are also incorporated.


Course Outline

5.0
CORE
COM-165
Broadcast Writing

COM-165
Broadcast Writing

The principles of broadcast journalism, copy writing, oral style, editing, writing effective commercial copy, and libel laws are discussed for visual and audio productions.


Course Outline

4.0
GEN
COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.


Course Outline

3.0
GEN
ESC-102
Weather and Climate

ESC-102
Weather and Climate

This course emphasizes the dynamics of the atmosphere with focuses on atmospheric evolution, seasonal controls of climate, human impacts, atmospheric humidity, air pressure, severe weather, and climate classification. Extensive use of Internet resources and software will be required.

Course Outline

4.0

Semester Totals

16.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CORE
COM-180
Basic TV Production

COM-180
Basic TV Production

The course is designed to acquaint students with various aspects of professional TV studio and field production. Technical proficiency in basic camera operation direction and non-linear editing are stressed. Actual production of interviews, commercials, and news are included.


Course Outline

3.0
CORE
COM-070
Radio Production Lab

COM-070
Radio Production Lab

The further application of the techniques of good broadcasting is covered including announcing, writing, managing, and working for a station image. Operation of various radio automation systems, along with air work on the college radio station is emphasized.


Course Outline

5.0
CORE
COM-220
Persuasive Speaking

COM-220
Persuasive Speaking

Studies audience attitudes, logical lines of reasoning, and emotional appeals used in causing an audience to accept different views or to adopt recommended courses of actions.


Course Outline

3.0
ELE
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Career Elective

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Career Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

14.0
Second Semester
CORE
COM-175
Broadcast Sales

COM-175
Broadcast Sales

Broadcast selling principles from the Radio Advertising Bureau are presented. Conducting a client needs analysis and servicing an account are stressed. Analysis of surveys is included. The Radio Marketing Professional national exam is given as part of the course.


Course Outline

3.0
GEN
HIS-156
History of the U.S. II

HIS-156
History of the U.S. II

Views U.S. History since the end of Reconstruction with emphasis on how the domestic and international conflicts helped shape our modern society.

Course Outline

3.0
CORE
COM-185
Advanced Radio Production

COM-185
Advanced Radio Production

In this course students polish the skills and techniques of boardwork, announcing, voice tracking, news and sports writing, and production. The importance of promotion, management of station personnel, and programming a station for profit are stressed.


Course Outline

4.0
ELE
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Career Elective

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Career Elective

No Description Available
3.0
ELE
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Career Elective

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Career Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

16.0

Total Program Hours

60.0
Suggested Electives
COM-072
Fall Sportscasting

COM-072
Fall Sportscasting

This course is designed to give a background in announcing various sporting events. Experience includes broadcasting fall sports at local high schools and Lake Land College on WLKL, LLC's radio station. Training of broadcast equipment is also included.


Course Outline

1.0
COM-073
Spring Sportscasting

COM-073
Spring Sportscasting

This course is designed to improve basketball, baseball and softball announcing skills. Training and practice of sportscasting continues with coverage of Lake Land College and high school sporting events on WLKL, LLC's radio station.


Course Outline

2.0
COM-082
Fall Athletic Announcing

COM-082
Fall Athletic Announcing

This course is designed to refine sports announcing skills. Experience includes broadcasting fall sports at local high schools and Lake Land College on WLKL, LLC's radio station. Training of broadcast equipment is also included.


Course Outline

1.0
COM-083
Spring Athletic Announcing

COM-083
Spring Athletic Announcing

This course is designed to enhance basketball, baseball and softball announcing skills. Experience includes broadcasting high school and Lake Land College sports on WLKL, LLC's radio station. The fundamentals of play-by-play, color commentary, analysis, and interviewing are included.


Course Outline

2.0
COM-200
Interpersonal Communication

COM-200
Interpersonal Communication

Principles and practices of oral communication emphasizing message formation and delivery, listening, perception, awareness of verbal and non-verbal codes, and managing conflict.


Course Outline

3.0
COM-213
Intro to Group Discussion

COM-213
Intro to Group Discussion

Focuses on the principles and application of public and closed group discussions with emphases on purposes and common forms, critical analyses and participation.


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-066
Digital Video Production

CIS-066
Digital Video Production

An overview course discussing the development of digital video including planning and shooting, editing, titling, effects and animation, soundtrack creation and audio editing and output in DVD, video and the Web. Streaming output will also be discussed. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
 
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Suggested Electives
COM-072
Fall Sportscasting

COM-072
Fall Sportscasting

This course is designed to give a background in announcing various sporting events. Experience includes broadcasting fall sports at local high schools and Lake Land College on WLKL, LLC's radio station. Training of broadcast equipment is also included.


Course Outline

1.0
COM-073
Spring Sportscasting

COM-073
Spring Sportscasting

This course is designed to improve basketball, baseball and softball announcing skills. Training and practice of sportscasting continues with coverage of Lake Land College and high school sporting events on WLKL, LLC's radio station.


Course Outline

2.0
COM-082
Fall Athletic Announcing

COM-082
Fall Athletic Announcing

This course is designed to refine sports announcing skills. Experience includes broadcasting fall sports at local high schools and Lake Land College on WLKL, LLC's radio station. Training of broadcast equipment is also included.


Course Outline

1.0
COM-083
Spring Athletic Announcing

COM-083
Spring Athletic Announcing

This course is designed to enhance basketball, baseball and softball announcing skills. Experience includes broadcasting high school and Lake Land College sports on WLKL, LLC's radio station. The fundamentals of play-by-play, color commentary, analysis, and interviewing are included.


Course Outline

2.0
COM-200
Interpersonal Communication

COM-200
Interpersonal Communication

Principles and practices of oral communication emphasizing message formation and delivery, listening, perception, awareness of verbal and non-verbal codes, and managing conflict.


Course Outline

3.0
COM-213
Intro to Group Discussion

COM-213
Intro to Group Discussion

Focuses on the principles and application of public and closed group discussions with emphases on purposes and common forms, critical analyses and participation.


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-066
Digital Video Production

CIS-066
Digital Video Production

An overview course discussing the development of digital video including planning and shooting, editing, titling, effects and animation, soundtrack creation and audio editing and output in DVD, video and the Web. Streaming output will also be discussed. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
×
Suggested Electives
COM-072
Fall Sportscasting

COM-072
Fall Sportscasting

This course is designed to give a background in announcing various sporting events. Experience includes broadcasting fall sports at local high schools and Lake Land College on WLKL, LLC's radio station. Training of broadcast equipment is also included.


Course Outline

1.0
COM-073
Spring Sportscasting

COM-073
Spring Sportscasting

This course is designed to improve basketball, baseball and softball announcing skills. Training and practice of sportscasting continues with coverage of Lake Land College and high school sporting events on WLKL, LLC's radio station.


Course Outline

2.0
COM-082
Fall Athletic Announcing

COM-082
Fall Athletic Announcing

This course is designed to refine sports announcing skills. Experience includes broadcasting fall sports at local high schools and Lake Land College on WLKL, LLC's radio station. Training of broadcast equipment is also included.


Course Outline

1.0
COM-083
Spring Athletic Announcing

COM-083
Spring Athletic Announcing

This course is designed to enhance basketball, baseball and softball announcing skills. Experience includes broadcasting high school and Lake Land College sports on WLKL, LLC's radio station. The fundamentals of play-by-play, color commentary, analysis, and interviewing are included.


Course Outline

2.0
COM-200
Interpersonal Communication

COM-200
Interpersonal Communication

Principles and practices of oral communication emphasizing message formation and delivery, listening, perception, awareness of verbal and non-verbal codes, and managing conflict.


Course Outline

3.0
COM-213
Intro to Group Discussion

COM-213
Intro to Group Discussion

Focuses on the principles and application of public and closed group discussions with emphases on purposes and common forms, critical analyses and participation.


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-066
Digital Video Production

CIS-066
Digital Video Production

An overview course discussing the development of digital video including planning and shooting, editing, titling, effects and animation, soundtrack creation and audio editing and output in DVD, video and the Web. Streaming output will also be discussed. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
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