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Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology


Broadcasting technology programs prepare people to make radio and television shows under the supervision of broadcast and studio managers.

Radio and television broadcasting technology programs include topics such as:


In radio and television broadcasting technology, students may be able to specialize in:


Many community colleges and two-year schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in radio and television broadcasting 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 radio and television broadcasting 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 radio and television broadcasting technology programs are offered part time, with day and evening classes.

Many schools offer broadcast journalism programs. These programs usually do not train you to operate equipment; they prepare you to become on-air broadcasters and reporters.

Broadcasters and technicians are subject to standards set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).


King-Snohomish Area

Green River College

Tacoma Area

Bates Technical College (Central/Mohler Campus)