Catalog 2019-20

Radio Production

Radio Production Courses

Please refer to Radio, Television and Film Production for courses.

Associate Degree

A.A. in Radio Production

This Program concentrates on the audio portion of broadcasting, with emphasis on performing, editing, production and knowledge of radio programming. Students will learn to prepare both professional live and pre-recorded radio programs for the campus internet radio station. This option can lead to an entry-level position with a commercial radio station.

Highlights include:

  • Internship opportunities at local radio stations
  • Practical experience at the campus radio station, internet broadcasting and podcasting on the campus radio station.

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the Bachelor’s degree.

Degree Requirements

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

Write in clear, concise English in the production of radio copy. (PSLO-1)

Demonstrate knowledge of the history, processes and current structure of the electronic media. (PSLO-2)

Use radio, communication information and entertainment to serve diverse audiences in culturally responsive ways (PSLO-3)

Demonstrate sensitivity to variations and processes of media and the attitudes held by races, religions, political and social groups. (PSLO-4)

Understand how to plan, produce, write and direct radio projects using analog and digital technology. (PSLO-5)

Demonstrate an achievement of professional-level skills in radio production.(PSLO-6)

Career Information

Disc Jockey; Announcer; Sportscaster; Studio Technician; Newscaster; Audio Technician; Radio Producer; Promotions Coordinator

Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.

Certificate of Achievement

Radio Production Certificate

This program is designed to provide skills in radio production through the preparation of programming for the campus radio station and through podcasting. This option can lead to entry level jobs in radio stations, audio production companies and Cable TV business or serve as preparation for transfer to a four-year institution.

Certificate Requirements

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the fundamentals of radio production. (PSLO #1)

Articulate, critique, recognize and demonstrate commercial radio station operations.

Demonstrate proper microphone placement for public address or recording.

Perform basic studio and non-studio audio recording tasks. (PSLO #2)

Demonstrate analog and digital techniques used in audio production.

Career Information

Disc Jockey; Announcer; Sportscaster; Studio Technician; Newscaster; Audio Technician; Radio Producer; Promotions Coordinator.

This Program concentrates on the audio portion of broadcasting, with emphasis on performing, editing, production and knowledge of radio programming. Students will learn to prepare both professional live and pre-recorded radio programs for the campus internet radio station. This option can lead to an entry-level position with a commercial radio station.