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    Jan 22, 2021  
2012-2013 Gaston College Catalog 

Broadcasting and Production Technology Diploma (D30120)

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Students enrolled in the Broadcasting Production Technology curriculum will develop professional skills in radio, television, audio, video, and related applications.

Training will emphasize speech, script writing, production planning, editing, and post production. Students will also study the development of the broadcasting industry, sales, ethics, law, marketing, and management. Hands-on training and teamwork approaches are essential to the instructional process. Upon successful completion, students are prepared to enter broadcasting, production, and related industries in a variety of occupations.

The courses taken in this diploma may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science degree in Broadcasting and Production Technology. See the associate degree listing for specific degree requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  1. The history and development of broadcasting (radio, television, internet/new media) regulation, technology, programming, marketing, and sales.
  2. Significant legal and ethical issues based on an understanding of case law, administrative law, and landmark interpretations of the first, sixth, and fourteenth amendments of the Constitution of the United States.
  3. Proper operation and care for broadcast equipment including: 
    • Audio console 
    • Microphones
    • Digital Audio Editing 
    • Emergency Alert System 
    • Studio and ENG video cameras/ camcorders 
    • Digital Video Editing 
  1. Professional speech techniques including proper articulation, pronunciation, rate, pitch, breathing, inflection, projection, phrasing, and connecting with the audience.
  2. Standard script writing techniques and formats for radio, television, internet/new media for news, entertainment, and advertising messages.
  3. Principles of broadcast sales including prospecting, qualifying, needs analysis, presentation, answering objections, closing, and relationship management.
  4. Audience research techniques and demographics.

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