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Technical Program - Radio-TV Broadcasting - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL


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Technical Program

Radio-TV Broadcasting (AAS.RTV)

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Radio-TV Broadcasting provides students with the skills necessary for positions of employment in local and regional radio and television stations. Students receive hands-on training with much of the same equipment found in today's broadcast industry. Upon completion of a Radio-TV degree, students will be able to write news, sports, commercials and promotional announcements for use on radio and television; to function as radio/television announcers; and to operate state-of-the-art digital audio systems, a non-linear digital video editing system and a radio control console. Students will also be proficient in the effective techniques of radio and television sales and will be able to operate an assortment of video production equipment. For those interested, training in sports play-by-play is also available. Experience is obtained on the college FM stereo radio station, through work in the non-broadcast television studio, by using television field equipment and through the use of audio and video digital editing systems. Internships at local radio and television stations are available. For those interested in transferring to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale or Eastern Illinois University, a specific curriculum can be designed.

For students who want to transfer:

A program can be designed for a student who wants to transfer to a four-year university with an emphasis in Radio and Television. If a student completes the program, the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) General Education Requirements are fulfilled. Classes in Radio-TV are accepted as an equivalent, general elective in the major, or general elective. Following completion, a student receives an associate in applied science degree with all general education requirements satisfied.


Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by the student's degree audit.


For more information contact:
Greg Powers
(217) 234-5335
gpowers@lakeland.cc.il.us

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Program Coordinator or Division Chair
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
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First Year
First Semester
RTV 150
Emphasis is placed on all aspects of the broadcasting industry including history, digital radio, high definition television, programming, the FCC, advertising, and responsibility to society. A brief explanation of the technical operations of a station is presented.

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Introduction to Broadcasting
3
RTV 155
The principles of broadcast announcing are discussed and are applied to reading commercials, news, voice tracking, sports, and on-air music announcing. Interviewing techniques and the relationship between the announcer and the public are included.

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Radio-TV Announcing
3
ENG 120
Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


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Composition I *
3
SPE 111
Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

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Introduction to Speech Communication
3
PSY 271
Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing concepts and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.

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Introduction to Psychology
3
  Total Semester Hours:
15
 
Second Semester
RTV 160
A practical demonstration course to begin "on air" work. In addition to air time, other duties such as news gathering, production, programming, etc. are assigned. Reading meters, filling out operating logs and editing audio are also incorporated.

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Radio Operation
5
RTV 165
The principles of broadcast journalism and copy writing are presented along with oral style, editing, rewriting stories, and writing commercials that sell. The legal aspects of libel and slander are discussed.

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Broadcast Writing
4
ESC 102
This course emphasizes the dynamics of the atmosphere with focuses on atmospheric evolution, seasonal controls of climate, human impacts, atmospheric humidity, air pressure, severe weather, and climate classification. Extensive use of Internet resources and software will be required.

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Weather and Climate
4
No description available

Electives
6
  Total Semester Hours:
19
 

Second Year
First Semester
RTV 180
The course is designed to acquaint students with various aspects of professional TV studio production. Technical proficiency in basic camera operation direction and non-linear editing are stressed. Actual production of interviews, commercials, and news are included.

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Basic TV Production
3
RTV 070
The further application of the techniques of good broadcasting is covered including announcing, writing, managing, and working for a station image. Operation of various automation systems, along with air work on the college radio station is emphasized.


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Radio Production Lab *
5
ECO 130
Combines Macroeconomics and Microeconomics and focuses on basic supply and demand analysis, national income accounting, business cycles, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policy, and international economic problems.

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American Economy
3
ECO 231
Focuses on the nature and method of economics, basic supply and demand analysis, national income accounting, business cycles, inflation and unemployment, fiscal policy, money and banking, and monetary policy.

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or
Principles of Economics I
 
No description available

Electives
6
  Total Semester Hours:
17
 
Second Semester
RTV 175
Broadcast selling principles from the Radio Advertising Bureau are presented. Conducting a client needs analysis and servicing an account are stressed. Analysis of surveys is included. The Radio Marketing Professional national exam is given as part of the course.

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Broadcast Sales
3
RTV 185
In this course students polish the skills and techniques of boardwork, announcing, voice tracking, news and sports writing, and production. The importance of promotion, management of station personnel, and programming a station for profit are stressed.


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Advanced Radio Production *
4
HIS 156
Views U.S. History since the end of Reconstruction with emphasis on how the domestic and international conflicts helped shape our modern society.

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History of the United States II
3
No description available

Electives
3
No description available

Health/PE Elective
2
  Total Semester Hours:
15
 

Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
RTV 072
This course is designed to give a background in announcing various sporting events. Experience includes broadcasting fall sports at local high schools and Lake Land College on WLKL, LLCs radio station. Training of broadcast equipment is also included.

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Fall Sportscasting + two e
1
RTV 073
This course is designed to improve basketball, baseball and softball announcing skills. Training and practice of sportscasting continues with coverage of Lake Land College and high school sporting events on WLKL, LLCs radio station.

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Spring Sportscasting +++ one e
2
RTV 082
This course is designed to refine sports announcing skills. Experience includes broadcasting fall sports at local high schools and Lake Land College on WLKL, LLCs radio station. Training of broadcast equipment is also included.

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Fall Athletic Announcing + one e
1
RTV 083
This course is designed to enhance basketball, baseball and softball announcing skills. Experience includes broadcasting high school and Lake Land College sports on WLKL, LLCs radio station. The fundamentals of play-by-play color commentary, analysis, and interviewing are included.

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Spring Athletic Announcing +++ two e
2
BUS 092
Covers the various aspects of the personal selling process including organizational buying motives, consumer behavior, approaching the customer, making the presentation, handling objections, techniques for closing the sale, and managing the salesforce.

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Principles of Salesmanship
3
POS 160
The fundamental principles of the American Government are summarized. Such topics as federalism, civil liberties, citizenship, parties and elections, the Presidency, Congress, Judiciary, and national policies and politics are discussed within the framework of the American Constitutional system.

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American National Government
3
POS 162
Focuses on legal authority, structure, leadership and functions of state, county, city, township, and special district governments. The Illinois State Constitution is analyzed.

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State and Local Government
3
SPE 213
Focuses on the principles and application of public and closed group discussions with emphases on purposes and common forms, critical analyses and participation.


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Introduction to Group Discussion * +
3
CIS 099
This introductory course focuses on creating and maintaining web pages using XHTML and CSS code. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Prerequisites: CIS 040 or equivalent experience


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Web Page Design *
3
CIS 066
An overview course discussing the development of digital video including planning and shooting, editing, titling, effects and animation, soundtrack creation and audio editing and output in DVD, video and the Web. Streaming output will also be discussed. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Digital Video Production
3
   

Total Program Hours: 66

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