Iowa Central’s TV and Radio Production Program offers an intense and practical blend of classroom studies and hands-on experience for a career in the new and ever-changing broadcast industry. This program is designed to give the students a full overview of the broadcast industry and the new, digital components that make them a more desirable employee in the future. Here at Iowa Central, students work at a college-owned, student-run radio station, as well as produce content for Iowa Central Sports and other community organizations, gaining valuable experience before entering the work force. During their time at Iowa Central, students can also take advantage of part-time opportunities at one of eight professional radio stations in Fort Dodge and the surrounding area. Upon completion of the program, graduates receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree.
Students of the program also operate KICB 88.1 FM, a fully licensed, 240-watt radio station, broadcasting seven days a week from the Iowa Central campus. KICB is the only program student-staffed, student-managed community college radio station in the state. The station has been on the air since 1971. KICB operates under the supervision of the departments teaching staff, all of whom have years of professional experience in the industry.
It is the goal of the Iowa Central Community College TV and Radio Production Program to train, graduate, and promote the highest quality broadcasters in the area.
Potential Job Titles:
- Radio Announcer
- News/Sports TV Anchor
- Audio Producer
- Sports Reporter
- News Reporter
- Operations Manager
- Video Producer
- Public Relations
- Promotions Director
- Camera Operator
- Music Director
- Television News/Sports Director
- Sports Play-by-Play/Commentator
Enrollment Date: Fall and/or Spring Semester
Minimum Required Credits: 60
Campus: Fort Dodge
Department: Career and Technical Education
- Execute curiosity, creativity, intellectual risk-taking, critical thinking, effective oral and written communication skills, and employ industry standard digital and analog media hardware and software, to design and generate media projects and presentations utilizing a variety of media, digital media and multimedia platforms, based on effective principles and practices of media aesthetics for a target audience by understanding the media critically and recognizing how media shapes and is shaped by politics, society, culture, economics, and daily lives of the target audience.
- Demonstrate the ability to observe events, gather information, and construct effective messages/stories using the foundations, process, and practices to exhibit proficiency in writing in one or more professional media applications.
- Utilize the power of persuasion and ethical responsibilities of communicators in communication at all levels by surveying the complex relationship between media communication and a diverse set of individual, social, and professional practices.
- Comprehend the foundations, process, and practices of the media, and demonstrate proficiency in writing and producing both scripted and live production in one or more professional media applications.
- Express broadcast media as a system of interrelated forces, including technological advances, economic dynamics, complex organizational structure, regulatoryconstraints, and ethical concerns with a sense of self-confidence and self-efficacy and an awareness of their responsibilities as professionals in their field with nowledge, skills, and values that prepare for future careers in broadcast and digital media.
AAS Degree Total Hours: 60
Footnotes for Degree Requirements:
1 Required general education course.
2 Required elective course.
3 Institutional requirement.
4 May be substituted with a course from the same category on the General Education Course List .
It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental, or marital status.
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