Isothermal Community College

Applied Sciences and Engineering Technology

Broadcasting and Production Technology

Available Programs

Associate of Applied Science in Broadcasting and Production Technology

Diplomas are also offered in the following:

  • Broadcasting and Production Technology/Audio Production
  • Broadcasting and Production Technology/Video Production

Certificates are also offered in the following:

  • Basic Audio Production Technology
  • Basic Video Production Technology

Program Description

At Isothermal, students have access to more than $1 million worth of audio and video equipment … the same equipment professionals use. It’s the real-world experience, which propels students to success in the highly competitive world of broadcasting.

Instructors at Isothermal have more than 50 years of combined broadcasting experience. So, students don’t just learn from a book – they participate in a variety of productions. This hands-on degree teaches scripting, shooting, editing, mixing, producing, and directing. If you are someone who is creative, loves story telling or is passionate about music, then a career in broadcasting could be the perfect fit.

Program Outlines

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in operating a video camera in both field and studio modes evaluated by the camera rubric
  • Use basic three point lighting, both in studio and field, according to industry standards
  • Identify legal issues and regulations of broadcast stations as measured by specific assignments and testing questions
  • Write both a one-column radio script and a two-column video script according to industry formatting standards
  • Successfully edit video and audio with a professional non-linear editing software program as evaluated by a specific rubric
  • Identify organization and strategies used by broadcast stations as measured by specific testing questions
  • Operate audio boards and audio production equipment according to industry standards
  • Demonstrate professional speaking and presentation skills for audio and video productions, according to industry standards

What fields or jobs are available for Broadcasting and Production majors?

  • Audio Recording Engineer
  • Documentary Producer/Director
  • Freelance Video Producer/Director
  • Multimedia Producer
  • Radio/TV News or Sports Reporter
  • Radio/TV On-air Personality
  • TV/Motion Picture Production Assistant
  • Videographer
  • Television editor or other crew position

Who employs Broadcasting and Production majors?

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Churches and Recording Studios
  • Commercial and Public Radio Stations
  • Commercial and Public TV Stations
  • Motion Picture Studios
  • Radio and TV Networks
  • Video Production Facilities

What software do students gain experience with?

  • Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Audition
  • AudioVAULT
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Final Cut Studio

Where do I find more information?

  • Learning Support and Retention Counselor – 828-395-1436
    • Assess your interest and abilities
  • Applied Sciences Department - 828-395-1441
  • Isothermal TeeVee on YouTube
  • WNCW 88.7 FM
  • Also, check out related books in the Isothermal library