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Contact: Jason ShiffTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: jshiff@mtsac.edu
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Arts Division
Certificate N0637

The Radio Broadcasting On-Air Certificate of Achievement prepares students for entry level positions in a variety of performance specialties including disc jockey, news anchor, sportscaster, and commercial voice-overs. Students gain practical hands-on experience at the college radio stations as well as through an off-campus internship at a station, studio, or other broadcasting facility.

Required Courses

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Producers and Directors

      Producers and Directors

      SOC Career Code: 27-2012.00

      Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or film productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $123.21

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $98,730.64
      Annual Job Openings
      5,902

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Media Programming Directors

      Media Programming Directors

      SOC Career Code: 27-2012.03

      Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in preparation of radio or television station program schedules and programs, such as sports or news.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $123.21

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $98,730.64
      Annual Job Openings
      5,902

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Talent Directors

      Talent Directors

      SOC Career Code: 27-2012.04

      Audition and interview performers to select most appropriate talent for parts in stage, television, radio, or motion picture productions.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $123.21

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $98,730.64
      Annual Job Openings
      5,902

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Technical Directors and Managers

      Technical Directors and Managers

      SOC Career Code: 27-2012.05

      Coordinate activities of technical departments, such as taping, editing, engineering, and maintenance, to produce radio or television programs.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $123.21

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $98,730.64
      Annual Job Openings
      5,902

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Radio and Television Announcers

      Radio and Television Announcers

      SOC Career Code: 27-3011.00

      Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio, television, or other communications media. May play and queue music, announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $57.39

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $48,874.42
      Annual Job Openings
      427

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Reporters and Journalists

      Reporters and Journalists

      SOC Career Code: 27-3023.00

      Narrate or write news stories, reviews, or commentary for print, broadcast, or other communications media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, or television. May collect and analyze information through interview, investigation, or observation.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $53.48

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $47,339.20
      Annual Job Openings
      642

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • Radio Broadcasting: On-Air

    Arts Division
    Certificate N0637

    The Radio Broadcasting On-Air Certificate of Achievement prepares students for entry level positions in a variety of performance specialties including disc jockey, news anchor, sportscaster, and commercial voice-overs. Students gain practical hands-on experience at the college radio stations as well as through an off-campus internship at a station, studio, or other broadcasting facility.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    R-TV 01Introduction to Electronic Media3
    R-TV 02On-Air Personality Development3
    R-TV 05Radio-TV Newswriting3
    R-TV 11ABeginning Radio Production3
    R-TV 15Broadcast Law and Business Practices3
    R-TV 36Beginning Commercial Voice-Overs3
    R-TV 38Radio Broadcasting Rules and Regulations1.5
    R-TV 96ABeginning Campus Radio Station Lab: Studio Procedures and Equipment Operations1
    R-TV 96BIntermediate Campus Radio Station Lab: On-Air and Behind-the-Scenes Skills1
    R-TV 96CAdvanced Campus Radio Station Lab: Program Hosting and Management Skills1
    R-TV 97ARadio and Entertainment Industry Seminar1
    R-TV 97BRadio/Entertainment Industry Work Experience1
    Choose 3 units from the following:3
    R-TV 03
    Sportscasting and Reporting
    R-TV 04
    Broadcast News Field Reporting
    R-TV 06
    Broadcast Traffic Reporting
    R-TV 09
    Broadcast Sales and Promotion
    R-TV 10
    Radio Programming and Producer Techniques
    R-TV 11B
    Advanced Radio Production
    R-TV 13
    Interview, Talk, and Community Affairs Programming
    R-TV 17
    Introduction to Podcasting
    R-TV 31
    History of Radio DJs
    R-TV 32
    Social Media in Broadcasting
    R-TV 35
    Pop Culture in the Media
    R-TV 37
    Advanced Voice-Overs Techniques
    R-TV 39
    Social Media and Online Ethics
    R-TV 99
    Special Projects in Broadcasting and Entertainment Industry
    R-TV 101
    Work Experience in Broadcast Entertainment
    Total Units27.5

    Radio Broadcasting Website 

  • Radio Broadcasting: On the Air, AS

    Arts Division
    Degree S0605

    The Radio Broadcasting On-The-Air degree is designed to prepare students for an entry-level job in performance areas of the broadcasting industry, including disc jockey, news anchor, sportscaster, and commercial voice-overs. Students also receive instruction in the business side of the industry and can further customize their program by selecting from a variety of courses.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    R-TV 01Introduction to Electronic Media3
    R-TV 02On-Air Personality Development3
    R-TV 05Radio-TV Newswriting3
    R-TV 11ABeginning Radio Production3
    R-TV 15Broadcast Law and Business Practices3
    R-TV 17Introduction to Podcasting3
    R-TV 36Beginning Commercial Voice-Overs3
    R-TV 38Radio Broadcasting Rules and Regulations1.5
    R-TV 96ABeginning Campus Radio Station Lab: Studio Procedures and Equipment Operations1
    R-TV 96BIntermediate Campus Radio Station Lab: On-Air and Behind-the-Scenes Skills1
    R-TV 96CAdvanced Campus Radio Station Lab: Program Hosting and Management Skills1
    R-TV 97ARadio and Entertainment Industry Seminar1
    R-TV 97BRadio/Entertainment Industry Work Experience1
    Required Electives
    Choose six units from the following:6
    R-TV 03
    Sportscasting and Reporting
    R-TV 04
    Broadcast News Field Reporting
    R-TV 06
    Broadcast Traffic Reporting
    R-TV 09
    Broadcast Sales and Promotion
    R-TV 10
    Radio Programming and Producer Techniques
    R-TV 11B
    Advanced Radio Production
    R-TV 13
    Interview, Talk, and Community Affairs Programming
    R-TV 31
    History of Radio DJs
    R-TV 32
    Social Media in Broadcasting
    R-TV 35
    Pop Culture in the Media
    R-TV 37
    Advanced Voice-Overs Techniques
    R-TV 39
    Social Media and Online Ethics
    R-TV 99
    Special Projects in Broadcasting and Entertainment Industry
    R-TV 101
    Work Experience in Broadcast Entertainment
    Total Units33.5

    Radio Broadcasting Website 

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Contact: Jason ShiffTitle: Program CoordinatorContact: jshiff@mtsac.edu

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Location: Building 13Phone: (909) 274-5200