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
1-2 College Learning or Freshman Seminar HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110
3 Introduction to College Writing ENG101
3 SUNY GEN ED Basic Communication  ENG102, ENG103, ENG104, ENG105, ENG106, ENG107, ENG108, ENG109 or ENG110
3 Mathematics  
3-4 Lab Science  
2 Health and Wellness Any PED activity courses, AVS101, AVS102, BIO115, HED103, HED104, HED108, NTR101, NTR111, PED105, PED106, PED206, or PED211
6 Social Science   
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 TV Studio Production  COM185 (Spring only)
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 Broadcast Sales and Management  COM202 (Fall only, 2nd Year Recommended)
3 Advanced Video Production  COM215 (Spring only-Prereq Required)
3 Television News Production COM219 (Spring only-Prereq Required)
3 Introduction to Digital Art or Graphic Arts I ART122 or ART222
3 Introduction to Public Speaking SPH111
6 Electives BUS103, CIS125, ENG252 or MUS203  recommended
64 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 Electives (See Note 1)
Second Semester
3 ENG102 - ENG110
1 Health and Wellness
3 ART122 or ART222
3 COM185
3 COM201
3 Mathematics
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
3 Social Science 
3 SPH111
3-4 Lab Science
3 COM186
3 COM202
1 Health and Wellness
Fourth Semester
3 Social Science
3 COM188
3 COM215
3 COM219
1-3 COM178 or COM191
3 Electives (See Note 1)


  1. Recommended electives are BUS103, CIS125, ENG252 or MUS203.
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