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Broadcast Production & Engineering


Associate of Applied Science in Broadcast Production and Engineering

The Broadcast Production and Engineering program is unique in that it offers both video production and technical skills classes in one program. This program gives you an opportunity to exercise both your creative mind and your analytical mind. Upon completion, you are prepared for careers in the broadcast industry and related fields such as radio, television, video production, engineering and webcaster.

The program offers broadcast production training to operate broadcast equipment and electronic training designed for the technical side. Electronic courses enable you to design and install complete systems as well as to troubleshoot and repair broken equipment. Broadcast and video production courses enable you to record and edit presentations, fill any crew position in a live studio production, perform electronic field production (EFP) and electronic news gathering (ENG). Digital non-linear video editing is taught using Apple's Final Cut Pro editing software.

A well-equipped broadcast production studio, a fully equipped remote broadcast truck, a low power FM campus radio station, a local cable channel and a practicum at actual radio and television stations and production facilities provide valuable hands-on experience.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Broadcast Production and Engineering:

  • Use all common video production equipment (e.g., cameras, recorders, editing equipment, switchers, lights, computers);
  • Use all common audio production equipment (e.g., microphones, mixers, patch bay, computers and compressor/limiter);
  • Use and interpret all common video test equipment (e.g., waveform monitor/vector scope);
  • Use and interpret all common audio test equipment (e.g., decibel meter, real-time analyzer);
  • Use general purpose electronic test equipment (e.g., dual trace oscilloscope, digital multimeter, function generator, power supply, breadboard);
  • Produce a video production from script to final edit;
  • Draw and interpret electronic schematic diagrams;
  • Draw and interpret audio and video signal flow diagrams;
  • Troubleshoot and repair minor electronic and mechanical failures; and,
  • Be reliable, be responsible, and have a professional attitude.



Associate of Applied Science in Broadcast Production and Engineering

Course of Study

For students entering May 2013

COURSE NO.FIRST SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
BC-1101Broadcasting I Television Studio Production6.003.007.00$250.00
BUS-1100Small Business Management2.002.003.00$40.00
SOCI-1101Introduction to Sociology3.000.003.00$15.00
GS-1000HC Cornerstone1.000.001.00$40.00
COURSE NO.SECOND SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
BC-1102Broadcasting II Television Field Production6.003.007.00$250.00
BUS-1101Small Business Management II2.003.003.00$25.00
ENGL-1122English Composition I3.000.003.00$40.00
MATH-1108Intermediate Algebra3.000.003.00$40.00
COURSE NO.SUMMER SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
BC-2296Broadcast Practicum I1.008.002.00$250.00
COURSE NO.THIRD SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
BC-2210Broadcasting III Video Systems6.003.007.00$250.00
SOCI-2220Social Psychology3.000.003.00$15.00
PHYS-1202Physics - Heat, Light, and Sound3.003.004.00$50.00
COURSE NO.FOURTH SEMESTERClass HoursLab HoursCredit HoursCourse Fee
BC-2220Broadcasting IV5.004.007.00$250.00
BC-2297Broadcast Practicum II Capstone1.0024.004.00$25.00
PSYC-1120Organizational Behavior3.000.003.00$15.00
ENGL-1104Job Search Techniques1.000.001.00$15.00
ENGL-2225Technical Writing3.000.003.00$30.00


Hocking College reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

Career Opportunities

An Associate degree in Broadcast Production and Engineering prepares you with a wide range of skills and employment in many different areas including: radio stations, television stations, commercial production facilities, recording studios, colleges, hospitals, law enforcement agencies, cable companies, satellite, cable and broadcasting networks and professional sports organizations. Job titles include broadcast technician, production technician, videographer, broadcast producer, maintenance technician and webcaster.

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