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Contact: Jason ShiffTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: jshiff@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Radio Broadcasting: Behind-the-Scenes

Arts Division
Certificate N0636

The Radio Broadcasting Behind-the-Scenes Certificate of Achievement provides expertise in a variety of behind-the-scenes specialties. Students gain practical hands-on-experience in the broadcasting industry through an off-campus internship at a radio station, production studio or other broadcasting facility.

Required Courses

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Producers

      Producers

      SOC Career Code: 27-2012.01

      Plan and coordinate various aspects of radio, television, stage, or motion picture production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $107.11

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $90,557.34
      Annual Job Openings
      4,349

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Stage, Motion Picture, Television, and Radio Directors

      Stage, Motion Picture, Television, and Radio Directors

      SOC Career Code: 27-2012.02

      Interpret script, conduct rehearsals, and direct activities of cast and technical crew for stage, motion pictures, television, or radio programs.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $107.11

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $90,557.34
      Annual Job Openings
      4,349

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Program Directors

      Program Directors

      SOC Career Code: 27-2012.03

      Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in preparation of radio or television station program schedules and programs, such as sports or news.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $107.11

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $90,557.34
      Annual Job Openings
      4,349

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Talent Directors

      Talent Directors

      SOC Career Code: 27-2012.04

      Audition and interview performers to select most appropriate talent for parts in stage, television, radio, or motion picture productions.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $107.11

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $90,557.34
      Annual Job Openings
      4,349

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Technical Directors and Managers

      Technical Directors and Managers

      SOC Career Code: 27-2012.05

      Coordinate activities of technical departments, such as taping, editing, engineering, and maintenance, to produce radio or television programs.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $107.11

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $90,557.34
      Annual Job Openings
      4,349

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Radio and Television Announcers

      Radio and Television Announcers

      SOC Career Code: 27-3011.00

      Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $103.45

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $53,203.76
      Annual Job Openings
      547

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Broadcast News Analysts

      Broadcast News Analysts

      SOC Career Code: 27-3021.00

      Analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $62.43

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $50,203.64
      Annual Job Openings
      819

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Radio Broadcasting: Behind-the-Scenes

    Arts Division
    Certificate N0636

    The Radio Broadcasting Behind-the-Scenes Certificate of Achievement provides expertise in a variety of behind-the-scenes specialties. Students gain practical hands-on-experience in the broadcasting industry through an off-campus internship at a radio station, production studio or other broadcasting facility.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Core Courses
    R-TV 01Introduction to Electronic Media3
    R-TV 10Radio Programming and Producer Techniques3
    R-TV 11ABeginning Radio Production3
    R-TV 11BAdvanced Radio Production3
    R-TV 15Broadcast Law and Business Practices3
    R-TV 96ABeginning Campus Radio Station Lab: Studio Procedures and Equipment Operations1
    R-TV 96BIntermediate Campus Radio Station Lab: On-Air and Behind-the-Scenes Skills1
    R-TV 96CAdvanced Campus Radio Station Lab: Program Hosting and Management Skills1
    R-TV 97ARadio and Entertainment Industry Seminar1
    R-TV 97BRadio/Entertainment Industry Work Experience1
    R-TV 38Radio Broadcasting Rules and Regulations1.5
    Required Electives
    Choose three units from the following:3
    R-TV 05
    Radio-TV Newswriting
    R-TV 09
    Broadcast Sales and Promotion
    R-TV 17
    Introduction to Podcasting
    R-TV 31
    History of Radio DJs
    R-TV 32
    Social Media in Broadcasting
    R-TV 35
    Pop Culture in the Media
    R-TV 99
    Special Projects in Broadcasting and Entertainment Industry
    R-TV 101
    Work Experience in Broadcast Entertainment
    R-TV 39
    Social Media and Online Ethics
    Total Units24.5

    Radio Broadcasting Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Radio Broadcasting: On-Air

    Arts Division
    Certificate N0637

    The Radio Broadcasting On-Air Certificate of Achievement prepares students for entry level positions in a variety of performance specialties including disc jockey, news anchor, sportscaster, and commercial voice-overs. Students gain practical hands-on experience at the college radio stations as well as through an off-campus internship at a station, studio, or other broadcasting facility.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    R-TV 01Introduction to Electronic Media3
    R-TV 02On-Air Personality Development3
    R-TV 15Broadcast Law and Business Practices3
    R-TV 96ABeginning Campus Radio Station Lab: Studio Procedures and Equipment Operations1
    R-TV 11ABeginning Radio Production3
    R-TV 05Radio-TV Newswriting3
    R-TV 96BIntermediate Campus Radio Station Lab: On-Air and Behind-the-Scenes Skills1
    R-TV 96CAdvanced Campus Radio Station Lab: Program Hosting and Management Skills1
    R-TV 97ARadio and Entertainment Industry Seminar1
    R-TV 97BRadio/Entertainment Industry Work Experience1
    R-TV 38Radio Broadcasting Rules and Regulations1.5
    R-TV 36Beginning Commercial Voice-Overs3
    Choose 3 units from the following:3
    R-TV 03
    Sportscasting and Reporting
    R-TV 04
    Broadcast News Field Reporting
    R-TV 06
    Broadcast Traffic Reporting
    R-TV 09
    Broadcast Sales and Promotion
    R-TV 10
    Radio Programming and Producer Techniques
    R-TV 11B
    Advanced Radio Production
    R-TV 17
    Introduction to Podcasting
    R-TV 31
    History of Radio DJs
    R-TV 32
    Social Media in Broadcasting
    R-TV 35
    Pop Culture in the Media
    R-TV 99
    Special Projects in Broadcasting and Entertainment Industry
    R-TV 101
    Work Experience in Broadcast Entertainment
    R-TV 37
    Advanced Voice-Overs Techniques
    R-TV 13
    Interview, Talk, and Community Affairs Programming
    R-TV 39
    Social Media and Online Ethics
    Total Units27.5

    Radio Broadcasting Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Radio Broadcasting: Behind the Scenes, AS

    Arts Division
     

    The Radio Broadcasting Behind-the-Scenes degree is designed for students who are interested in the non-performance side of the broadcasting industry. Instruction prepares students for entry-level jobs including production, promotion, copywriting, and management. Students also receive instruction in the business side of the industry and can further customize their program by selecting from a variety of courses. Practical hands-on experience is available at the campus radio stations.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    R-TV 01Introduction to Electronic Media3
    R-TV 09Broadcast Sales and Promotion3
    R-TV 10Radio Programming and Producer Techniques3
    R-TV 11ABeginning Radio Production3
    R-TV 11BAdvanced Radio Production3
    R-TV 15Broadcast Law and Business Practices3
    R-TV 96ABeginning Campus Radio Station Lab: Studio Procedures and Equipment Operations1
    R-TV 96BIntermediate Campus Radio Station Lab: On-Air and Behind-the-Scenes Skills1
    R-TV 96CAdvanced Campus Radio Station Lab: Program Hosting and Management Skills1
    R-TV 97ARadio and Entertainment Industry Seminar1
    R-TV 97BRadio/Entertainment Industry Work Experience1
    R-TV 38Radio Broadcasting Rules and Regulations1.5
    Required Electives
    Choose six units from the following:6
    R-TV 05
    Radio-TV Newswriting
    R-TV 06
    Broadcast Traffic Reporting
    R-TV 17
    Introduction to Podcasting
    R-TV 31
    History of Radio DJs
    R-TV 32
    Social Media in Broadcasting
    R-TV 35
    Pop Culture in the Media
    R-TV 99
    Special Projects in Broadcasting and Entertainment Industry
    R-TV 101
    Work Experience in Broadcast Entertainment
    R-TV 39
    Social Media and Online Ethics
    Total Units30.5

    Radio Broadcasting Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

Contacts

Department Contact

Contact: Jason ShiffTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: jshiff@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Location: Building 13Phone: (909) 274-5200