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Broadcast Communications AAS Degree (201​7-18)

Broadcast Communications

Broadcast Communications AAS Degree

Schoolcraft program code # AAS.00041

Students will develop the skills necessary to function as entry-level employees in radio, television, cable television or industrial television settings. The sixty-hour program is articulated with the Specs Howard School (SHS) of Broadcast Arts, Inc. located in Southfield, Michigan. Fifteen credit hours are awarded for completion of the SHS certificate program and the remaining credit hours are taken at Schoolcraft.

All courses are not offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them. The program can begin at either school. Students who satisfactorily complete all college and program requirements qualify for an associate in applied science degree.

 

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Specs Howard School of Media Arts
Approved Articulation Credit

15

Total Credits: 15


SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE College Requirements

Students are encouraged to take their college requirements early in their program. However, these courses are not required before beginning program courses.

First Year - Fall Semester
Mathematics
    MATH 101
    MATH 113
Select one
Business Mathematics
Intermediate Algebra for College Students
3-4


BUS 101
Introduction to Business
3
COMA 103
Fundamentals of Speech
3
ENG 101
English Composition 1
3
THEA 2​10 Acting 1 - Theory and Elements 3

Total Credits: 15-16

First Year - Winter Semester
CIS 105
Computer Orientation
1
COMA 201
Discussion
3
GEOG 135
Earth Systems
4
PSYCH 201
Introductory Psychology
4
THEA 241*
Oral Interpretation of Literature
3

Total Credits: 15

Second Year - Fall Semester
ENG 107
Introduction to Journalism
3
GEOL 133
Physical Geology
4
POLS 105
Survey of American Government
3
SOC 201
Principles of Sociology
3
Elective**
2-3

Total Credits: 15-16


​Program Total 60-62 Credits

*This class is offered on a rotational basis. Contact Liberal Arts office for current offerings.

**Any 100- or 200-level course not previously taken.

Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with a counselor or advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

Schoolcraft Degree AAS - Associate in Applied Science
Another program code may be specified for specific programs, such as those used for Accounting through Welding.
Description By obtaining an associate in applied science (AAS) degree, students will be prepared to seek employment in their chosen field. To explore transferability options, it is recommended that students meet with a counselor or academic advisor.
Degree Focus Occupational (Transfer possible through articulation): Completion of a specified set of occupational courses that satisfy the development of occupational skills, as well as a broad distribution of liberal arts courses used to achieve a general education.
English Communication Minimum 6 credit hours.
Completion of a minimum of two English communication courses within a set of courses.
ENG 101 and ENG 102* or ENG 102 and ENG 221* or
ENG 102 and COMA 103* or ENG 221 and COMA 103*
OR
ENG 100X and ENG 106X or ENG 100X and ENG 116X or
ENG 101 and ENG 106X or ENG 101 and ENG 107X or
ENG 101 and ENG 116X
Humanities* Minimum 1 credit hour.
Completion of a minimum of one humanities course.
Art, Communication Arts, English (Literature), Foreign Language, History+, Humanities, Music, Philosophy or Theatre
Mathematics Minimum 3 credit hours.
Completion of a minimum of one mathematics course.
Natural Sciences Minimum 3 credit hours.
Completion of a minimum of one natural science course.
Biology, Chemistry, Geography+, Geology, Nutrition or Physics
Social Sciences* Minimum 3 credit hours.
Completion of a minimum of one social science course.
Anthropology, Geography+, History+, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology
Major Area of Study Minimum 16-44 credit hours in a major concentration area which are identified and listed in the program requirements which are specific or supportive of the occupational goals.
General Electives Completion of a range of occupational or liberal arts courses that support the development of occupational skills or Schoolcraft College (SC) General Education requirements.
Course Level All courses that apply to this degree must be at the 100-through 400-level with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
Credit Requirement Minimum 60 credit hours.
Institutional Requirements Completion of all Schoolcraft College Core Abilities and a minimum of 16 credit hour associate-level Schoolcraft College General Education requirements in English, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences.
The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) may be used to fulfill the Schoolcraft College General Education requirements.
PLEASE NOTE: Students may not use the same History course to satisfy both the humanities and social sciences distribution area. Additionally, students may not use COMA 103* to satisfy both the humanities and English communications distribution area.
Only certain Geography courses can be used for a natural science or social science course.
Types of Courses There are three (3) types of courses that may be used toward fulfilling associate degrees at Schoolcraft College:
  1. Liberal ArtsL courses will typically transfer to another institution. They provide general knowledge and theory in the arts, language and communication, humanities, natural sciences, math and social sciences.
  2. Schoolcraft-only General Education courses are a set of Liberal Arts courses which provide general knowledge and application opportunities. Courses may or may not transfer to another institution.
  3. Occupational courses (BOLD) have a direct career relationship and focus on developing necessary knowledge and skills to enter the work force within the chosen field of study.
    Courses may or may not transfer to another institution. No SC occupational courses may be used toward SC General Education or to meet the requirements for MTA.
Courses that may transfer or be used toward fulfilling the requirements of general education at Schoolcraft College may be found on Schoolcraft College’s General Education and Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list. While applied or occupational courses provide immediate skill-building opportunities, their transferability and value should be discussed with a counselor or academic advisor.
Key ITALICIZED text = Courses that may only be used to satisfy Schoolcraft General Education requirements, but do not qualify to meet MTA requirements.
Non-ITALICIZED text = Every non-italicized course on this list may be used to satisfy the requirements of MTA.
* = Only these courses or combination of courses may be used to satisfy the final requirement for MTA Mathematics or English Communications.
Superscript L = Lab Science
Subscript X = Schoolcraft-only General Education. (Courses may or may not transfer to another institution.)
Superscript + = Students may not use the same History course to satisfy both the humanities and social sciences or COMA 103* to satisfy both humanities and English communications. Only certain Geography courses can be used for a natural science or social science course.
BOLD = Occupational Courses

Job Outlook


National Median Salaries for various Broadcast Communications Positions

  • Announcer: $27,750
  • Newscaster: $35,870
  • Audio and Visual Editors: $46,280
  • Broadcasting/Sound Technicians: $41,200

Unless otherwise specified, salary data is sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), Glassdoor.com or Career Cruising, an online resource available through our Career Services office (www.schoolcraft.edu/career services). Earnings may vary based on experience, education and location.


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