Radio-Television Broadcasting

Program Information

Degree Type: AAS
Program Code: RTVB
Hegis Code: 5008.00
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As a social influence, the effects of radio and television are far-reaching. As an industry, the broadcast media provide a multitude of career choices. Graduates of the program have found employment as television production assistants, TV producer/directors, on-air radio talent, public relations assistants, and sales consultants. This program is designed to develop students as generalists in the broadcast field. Completing the degree requirements should prepare students to seek entry-level employment at broadcast and production facilities. A balance of theoretical knowledge and practical production skills are developed through course work, internship and co-curricular activities. Recommended high school preparation: Speech, computer and English Writing - related courses.

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-4 College Learning or Freshman Seminar Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Writing I Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
3 SUNY Gen Ed Basic Communication course Eng102 - 110
3 Math Course  
3-4 Lab Science  
2 Health and Wellness PED activity credits, Avs101, Avs102, Bio114, Bio115, Hed103, Hed104, Hed108, Sci161
6 Social Science Courses  
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 Com183
3 TV Studio Production (Spring Only) Com185
3 Television Field Production (Prereq Required) Com186
3 Applied Radio Production (Prereq Required) Com188
3 Introduction to Broadcast Writing (Prereq Required) (Spring Only) Com201
3 Broadcast Sales & Management (Prereq Required) (Fall Only) Com202
3 Advanced Video Production (Prereq Required) (Spring Only) Com215
3 Computers & Applications or Office Productivity Software Cis111 or Cis125
3 Voice and Diction (Fall Only) Sph114
3 Introduction to Digital Art or Graphic Arts I Art122 or Art222
3 Electives*  
64 Minimum credits required for graduation  

Additional Information:

*Suggested electives: ENG 252, BUS 103, BUS 118, BUS 165, MUS 203.

Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-4 Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
3 Cis111 or Cis125
3 Com172
3 Com175
3 Com181
Second Semester
3 Eng102 - 110
1 Health and Wellness
3 Art122 or Art222
3 Com201
3 Com186
3 Math
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
3 Social Science
3 Sph114
3-4 Lab Science
3 Com202
3 Com183
1 Health and Wellness
Fourth Semester
3 Com215
3 Com185
3 Electives
3 Social Science
3 Com188
1-3 Com178 or Com191


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