Radio/Television, Associate in Arts

Broadcast professionals work in a variety of fields, including television, radio, new media, public relations, and advertising. The major in Radio/Television prepares students to enter this exciting field, or continue their education at a four-year institution. Courses offer both technical and theoretical instruction.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will exhibit professional behavior and work ethic, demonstrate the ability to produce projects that communicate specific ideas.
  2. Students in this program will demonstrate competency using information and technology in the various audio and video broadcasting platforms.
  3. Students will demonstrate the use of a variety of software used in audio and video production and the ways that this software can be integrated in the development of projects.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 6 units

MCOM 001

Introduction to Mass Communication


RTV 001

Introduction to Broadcasting


Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area A - Complete 13 units selected from:

MCOM 002

Writing for the Media


RTV 011

Fundamentals of Audio Production


RTV 012

Techniques of Audio Production


RTV 013

Audio Production Workshop


RTV 021

Fundamentals of Video Production


RTV 022

Techniques of Video Production


RTV 023

Video Production Workshop


RTV 031

Media Performance


Minimum Major Units Required: 18

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60