Explore Academic Programs - Radio and Television Broadcasting


Media impacts everyone every day. It encompasses a wide variety of electronic media including radio and television broadcasting, cable and satellite, the Internet and wired and mobile telephones. Our curriculum is designed to prepare students for leadership positions within the electronic media industries.

Recognizing the best learning environments are not limited to classrooms, Central Texas College uses a proven approach to help prepare students for success. An emphasis on classroom instruction, campus media opportunities and career preparation represents the core of our educational philosophy. Most importantly, CTC provides the opportunities and resources of a large university with the personalized feel and support of a small school.

The department trains students for careers in the telecommunications industries and our overarching goal is to prepare informed, responsible professionals for leadership roles in telecommunications and to conduct research and outreach that improves the functioning of telecommunications in modern society.

Students in this field explore fundamental theories and current industry practices with an emphasis on developing the skills necessary to become in


Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Projected Growth Rate: Faster than average

Audio/video Equipment Technician

Median Wages: $42,000 annually

 

Projected Growth Rate: Much faster than average

Film and Video Editor

Median Wages: $57,210 annually

Projected Growth Rate: Faster than average

Producer and Director

Median Wages: $69,100 annually

 


Degrees and Certificates

Delivery Mode

Associate of Arts

Radio/Television Broadcasting.

60 credit hours, two years full time. Designed to be transferred to a four-year college or university

Associate of Arts

Radio/Television Broadcasting-Audio

60 credit hours, two years full time. Designed to be transferred to a four-year college or university

Certificate of Completion

Television/Radio/Broadcasting

39 credit hours, three semesters full time

Certificate of Completion

TV News Videographer

15 credit hours, one semester part time (weekends)