Radio Broadcasting

Program Information

Degree Type: Certificate
Program Code: CERB
Hegis Code: 5008.00
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Digital technology and changes in governmental regulation of commercial radio have launched a revolution in the U.S. broadcasting industry. Today's broadcast professionals rely on computer skills to create programming, record and edit audio, and gather and report news. Students work on-air at WGFR, the College's FM radio station. Through course work, internships, and co-curricular activities, students develop broadcast writing and production skills, as well as a theoretical understanding of the mass media and broadcast programming philosophies. Graduates seek entry-level employment at radio stations. Students may transfer credits into a comparable two-year degree program. Recommended high school preparation: Speech, computer and English writing-related courses.

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-4 Freshman Experience Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Writing I Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
3 SUNY Gen Ed Basic Communication course Eng102 - 110
3 Introduction to Telecommunications Com172
3 Digital Audio Production Com175
1-3 Broadcast Internship or Radio Station Operations (Prereq Required) Com178 or Com191
3 Digital Video Editing Com181
3 Mass Communications (Fall Only) Com183
3 Applied Radio Production (Prereq Required) Com188
3 Intro to Broadcast Writing (Prereq Required) (Spring Only) Com201
3 Computers & Applications or Office Productivity Software Cis111 or Cis125
3 Electives*  
32 Minimum credits required for graduation  

Additional Information:

*Suggested electives: BUS 103, COM 202 or SPH 114.

Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-4 Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
3 Com172
3 Com175
3 Com181
3 Com183
Second Semester
3 Eng102 - 110
1-3 Com178 or Com191
3 Com188
3 Com201
3 Cis111 or Cis125
3 Electives


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