What will I learn?

Use your voice to become a leader in the radio communication industry.

The two-year Broadcasting - Radio Ontario College Diploma program prepares you for both the creative production elements and the technical quality in operations needed for a career in radio broadcasting. You gain practical experience working at Algonquin College`s two radio stations - CKDJ 107.9 FM and AIR AM 1700. With the help of a second-year mentor, you are on the air within three weeks of starting the program.

This program encourages you to find your passion in radio writing, production or on-air talent. Courses cover all areas of the radio business, which include:

  • writing commercials
  • selling radio airtime
  • performing on-air
  • audio production
  • announcing
  • broadcast journalism
  • production techniques

While working at the campus radio stations, you put the theory you learn into practice. During your first year, you are scheduled for a weekly half-hour show on CKDJ 107.9 FM. The importance of teamwork is a focus while operating both Algonquin College stations. You continue to expand and apply your skills during a field placement in the industry.

There are many different career options after graduation. Graduates may find employment in the public or private radio broadcasting sectors. Some of the roles might include:

  • production assistant or coordinator
  • music or news director
  • announcer
  • show host
  • reporter
  • junior assignment editor
  • junior audio editor
  • technical producer (board operator)
  • sound technician, and
  • promotions coordinator

There is also the option for entrepreneurial and freelance opportunities.

This program is a member of the Canadian Media Educators, the National Campus and Community Radio Association and the RTDNA (The Association of Electronic Journalists).

Which department am I in?

School of Media and Design

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
Semester 1: CAN $8,052.50; Semester 2, 3, 4: CAN $8,000.50; Estimated Program Total fees: CAN $32,054.00 (Fall 2021)
Start date

Expected September 2022


Algonquin College

Woodroffe Campus,

1385 Woodroffe Avenue,


Ontario (ON),

K2G 1V8, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

College Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent.

Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR

General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR

Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program).

English Language Proficiency Requirements: IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 80, with the minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening: 20; Speaking: 20; Writing: 20.


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