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
1-2 Freshman Experience HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110

Writing I 


SUNY GEN ED Basic Communication

ENG102, ENG103, ENG104, ENG105, ENG106, ENG107, ENG108, ENG109 or ENG110
3 Digital Audio Production COM175
1-3 New Media Internship or Radio Station Operations COM178 or COM191 (Prereq Required)
3 Digital Video Editing COM181
3 Mass Communications COM183
3 Television Field Production COM186(Prereq Required)
3 Applied Radio Production  COM188 (Prereq Required)
3 Introduction to Broadcast Writing  COM201 (Spring only - Prereq Required)
3 Electives   ART122, ART222, BUS103CIS125 or COM202 recommended
3 Voice and Diction SPH114 (Fall only)
32 Minimum credits required for graduation  


Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-2 HRD100, HRD100A or HRD110
3 ENG101
3 COM175
3 COM181
3 COM183
3 SPH 114
Second Semester
3 ENG102 - ENG110
3 Electives (See Note 1)
3 COM188
3 COM201
3 COM 186
1-3 COM178 or COM191


1. Recommended electives are  ART122, ART222, BUS103, CIS125 or COM 202.

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