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Communications Operations Technology


Communications operations technology programs prepare people to work in radio, television, and digital media.

Programs in communications operations technology teach people to manage digital graphics. Students learn to set up, adjust, and take care of equipment.

Communications operations technology programs include topics such as:


Many career and technical schools offer certificate programs in communications operations technology. Many community colleges offer certificate and associate degree programs in communications operations technology. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

Several colleges and universities offer bachelor’s degrees in communications operations technology. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

For this program, schools recommend that you know how to use a computer and the Internet.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

This undergraduate program typically includes courses in the following subjects:

Things to Know

Many communications operations technologies programs are offered part time, with day and evening classes.


Spokane Area

Spokane Community College

Tacoma Area

Bates Technical College (Central/Mohler Campus)

Tri-Cities Area

Local Union 112 NECA Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee

West Side Area

Centralia College