Professional Studies AS – Broadcasting Option

Code: AS.PS.BRCAST

The Broadcasting option prepares students to transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate program in Broadcasting or a related area such as media, advertising, marketing, and public relations.  It provides students with an understanding of the historical, regulatory, technical, and business components that combine to create the media world of today.   

Broadcasting career options include work in management or administration, sales, engineering or technical support, production and programming.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to compare and contrast mass media to other forms of communication.
  • Analyze the economic foundation of mass media as well as its function.
  • Understand which mass media are government regulated, self- regulated, and protected by the first amendment.
  • Identify the political framework of media in other cultures.
  • Understand how current trends of conglomeration and technological advances are affecting the mass media.
  • Recognize the different formats used to prepare information for print, broadcast and the Internet.
  • Describe the various laws and ethics that govern the media.
  • Demonstrate writing and critical thinking skills.

Career Pathways

Communication Teachers, postsecondary  Reporter, Correspondent  Radio or Television Announcer 
News Analyst  Editor  Public Relations 
Content Specialist  Writer, Author   

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

  Mathematics / Tech Elective 4
  Humanities Elective* 3
COM  Communication Elective: Choose COM-100 or COM-102  3
COM-101Mass Media Communication

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

  Humanities Elective* 3
  Social Science Elective* 3
  Free Elective** 3
COM-111Video Post-Production

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

  Natural Science Elective* 4
  Humanities Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 3
COM-105Radio Production

3

COM-106TV Production I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

  Natural Science Elective* 4
  Free Elective 3
-Plus two of the following courses:

COM-207TV Production II

3

COM-214Digital Filmmaking

3

COM-215Podcasting

3

Total Credit Hours:13

General Education Requirements

Communication

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Humanities Electives

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science Elective

One general education course selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics, Natural Sciences, & Technology

 

[one 3-cr. general education course in Mathematics (MAT) AND a 1-cr. general education course in Information Technology (INF-102)], OR Select one 4-cr. general education course in Mathematics (MAT).

4
  Two general education courses to be selected from the following
Natural Science fields:
Biology (BIO)
Chemistry (CHM)
Physics (PHY)
8
Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 30

Program Requirements

Humanities:  (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema, Studies [CIN], History (HIS), Literature (LIT), Philosophy and Religion (PHR), World Languages and Cultures (LAN)

Recommended: HIS-114PHR-111
3
Social Sciences: Economics (ECO), Geography (GEO), Political Science (POL), Psychology (PSY), Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT)
3

 

COM-101Mass Media Communication

3

COM-105Radio Production

3

COM-106TV Production I

3

COM-111Video Post-Production

3

-Plus two of the following courses:

COM-207TV Production II

3

COM-214Digital Filmmaking

3

COM-215Podcasting

3

Total Credit Hours:24

Free Electives**

Recommended: ART-101, MUS-101 

Total Credit Hours:6


Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*General Education Elective(s).

**IST-123 will fulfill 3 credits of Free Electives for students who place into the course