Mar 22, 2023  
2022-23 Gaston College Catalog 
2022-23 Gaston College Catalog

Broadcasting and Production Technology, A.A.S. (A30120)

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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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Apply proper operation and care for broadcast equipment including:
  • Audio console
  • Microphones
  • Digital Audio Editing
  • Studio and ENG video cameras/camcorders
  • Digital Video
  1. Employ professional speech techniques including proper articulation, pronunciation, rate, pitch, breathing, inflection, projection, phrasing, and connecting with the audience.
  2. Formulate standard script writing techniques and formats for radio, television, internet/new media for news, entertainment, and advertising messages.
  3. Construct principles of broadcast sales including prospecting, qualifying, needs analysis, presentation, answering objections, closing, and relationship management.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to complete an audio or video project from pre-production to post-production according to industry standards.

Course Selection Information

Students, to help you progress in your degree program, take prerequisite courses along with English and Math early in your academic career. This will align you for greater success in completing your program of study. Click on the courses listed below to ensure you are aware of prerequisites. The order shown below under the student program priorities is a guide.

Student Program Priorities:

  1. BPT 131 BPT 231  
  2. BPT 132 BPT 232  



Total Program Hours: 66

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