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Radio ProductionCertificates

Aims offers two production certificates that require two semesters each to complete. The classes in the Level I certificate program are prerequisites for those in the Level II program.

Radio Production Level I Certificate

Develop fundamental skills in programming and broadcasting and get practical insights for starting a radio career. Learn the basics of radio programming, announcing for radio and TV, and delve into different radio formats including news and sports and learn how to find a radio job.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required
3
required

Introduces the field of broadcast announcing, including the techniques and proficiencies involved in announcing for radio and television. Students will acquire practice in announcing and narration with an emphasis on voice, diction, writing and performance. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Focuses on styles of writing and reporting news, editorials, interviews, and commentaries; station logs and announcing styles and techniques; the Federal Communications Commission with emphasis on politics and serving the public interest; job finding and advancing in broadcasting; women in broadcasting; drama; and specialized production. Includes sportscasting and weathercasting.. Course is not repeatable for credit.https://www.aims.edu/departments/cashiers-office/tuition-fees Differential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

RTV 1001 with a grade of "C" or better

3
Total Credits for Certificate 9

Radio Production Level II Certificate

This two-class interactive lab format teaches you how to use basic radio production equipment and how to do simulated broadcasts. Study different types of programming and formats like news and sports and create an audition tape.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Focuses on the use of basic radio station equipment, programming and formats. Includes simulated broadcasting using production studio facilities. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

RTV 1001 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Covers the operation of technical equipment of a radio broadcasting studio with emphasis on news, special news features, commercials, audition tapes, sports, and weather. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

RTV 2001 with a grade of "C" or better

3
Total Credits for Certificate 6