Tompkins Cortland Community College

Catalog 2017-18

Broadcast Production

(HEGIS: 5008)

A.A.S. Degree

Never in the history of the world has there been a more exciting time to study communications. Technology changes at the speed of light and employers demand trained people. At Tompkins Cortland Community College, you’ll benefit from a hands-on program that allows you to work with broadcast quality equipment from your first semester to your last. You’ll work with trained professional instructors who bring the latest technology and techniques straight from the field into the classroom. The broadcast production program allows you to choose or combine television, radio, and digital media courses to create a tailored program of study.

Program Requirements

(for those matriculating in 2017-2018)




Career Opportunities

As a student in the broadcast production program, you will be prepared for entry-level positions in broadcasting, corporate media, advertising agencies, sound studios, and cable television operations. Specific positions include camera operators, production assistants, technical directors, audio technicians, video editors, on-air talent, and web designers. In small studios found in industry, schools and cable systems, graduates may take on a role that encompasses many of these functions.

Transfer Options

The radio and television sequence is aligned with related bachelor’s degree programs so you can transfer as a junior. Graduates of this program have transferred to:

  • Buffalo State College
  • SUNY College at Cortland
  • SUNY College at Fredonia
  • Full Sail University
  • Ithaca College
  • SUNY College at Oswego
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh
  • SUNY College at Purchase
  • St. John Fisher College

For specific transfer information, contact the Counseling, Career, and Transfer Services office.

Program Chair

Chris Xaver, Ph.D.
Professor (Digital Cinema,Communication and Media Arts)

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