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What will I learn?

Students preparing for careers as broadcast technicians or station engineers will find that the Broadcast Technology A.A.S. program prepares them for careers in radio and television engineering and technical support and to attain professional certification. Students gain experience working in broadcast facilities, including Parkland’s WPCD-FM radio station. The program stresses maintenance and repair as well as performance measurements and installation of various types of equipment used in the broadcast industry. Students should plan their Broadcast Technology AAS degree program with a Communication faculty advisor.

Required Program Courses (36–39 hours) Cr. Hrs.

COM 101 Introduction to Mass Communication . . . . . . . . 3

COM 141 Basic Broadcast Announcing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

COM 142 Introduction to Radio Production . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

COM 292* Internship and Seminar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

CSC 115 Networking I—Routers and Switches . . . . . . . . . 3

CSC 130 Introduction to Computer Networks . . . . . . . . . 3

CSC 133 PC Hardware and OS Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . 3

ELT 150 Introduction to Electricity and Electronics . . . . 3

ELT 155 Digital Control Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

ELT 171 Electronic Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

MUS 161 Introduction to Music Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

PHY 112 Applied Physics: Heat and Electricity . . . . . . . . . 3

Electives (9 hours)

Choose three of the following courses:

CSC 116 Networking II—WAN Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . 3

ELT 131 Residential Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

ELT 191 Security and Home Automation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

MUS 162 Advanced Music Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

THE 105 Stagecraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Required General Education Courses (15 hours)

ENG 101 Composition I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

COM 200 Leadership and

Small Group Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

MAT 131 Applied Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Social/Behavioral Sciences

or Humanities/Fine Arts elective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Total Semester Credit Hours 60

Which department am I in?

Department of Fine and Applied Arts

Study options

Full Time (60 semester hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,930.00 per year
USD $531 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 January 2022, 22 August 2022

Venue

Department of Fine and Applied Arts

2400 West Bradley Avenue,

CHAMPAIGN,

Illinois,

61821, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission is open to anyone who is a graduate of an accredited high school or is at least 18 years of age and able to benefit from college-level instruction.

For international students

Admission is open to anyone who is a graduate of an accredited high school or is at least 18 years of age and able to benefit from college-level instruction

English Language Proficiency:

An IELTS band score of 6.0 or a TOEFL score of 61ibt/500pbt allows the student to take only the English Writing Assessment for course placement.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Parkland College

Students are exposed to modern teaching concepts, whilst small class sizes provide a personalized feel to all courses offered.

  • Community/transfer college with hands-on learning
  • Use of modern teaching concepts from high-quality faculty
  • Excellent learning and recreational facilities on campus
  • Flexible study abroad opportunities for students