Broadcast Technologies Courses

Supervisor:  Jacqueline Cole, 908-284-7157,

These courses may be used to satisfy the 21st Century Life and Careers or Career Technical Education graduation requirements.  Please note:  prerequisite requirements for all courses are listed in the course descriptions.  Please read these carefully, to ensure that all prerequisite courses have been taken before selecting a course.  While we encourage students to challenge themselves in their course selection, the demands of higher level courses can be significant. If you are considering a change in level, talk to your current teacher and counselor for guidance.

2018-2019 Broadcast Technologies Course Descriptions

Grades: 9-12 

Television/Video Production 1 is a course that explores the fascinating world of digital video and television production. Students learn the ”nuts and bolts” of the production process, use professional equipment in a modern digital TV studio and gain experience with industry standard video editing software. Students work in collaborative teams to produce video projects using small cameras, while learning the basics of studio and field production, lighting and sound. Special emphasis is placed on creativity and the writing process. Classes also produce a daily news program seen in the school and throughout the community via the school's educational access television channel.

Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: #855 Television 

Television/Video Production 2 builds on the skills learned in 
Television/Video Production 1. Students explore the techniques and styles of various video genres, while learning advanced production skills.  The class is project-based and collaborative, and emphasizes writing, creativity and the development of professional skills. Students also use advanced editing and special effects software to increase the quality of their productions.   

Grades: 9-12

Radio Broadcasting 1 is an introductory course intended to prepare the student interested in a career in radio. The course provides students with an opportunity to work in a real radio studio as well as examine the various departments and personnel that go into making a radio station function. The course is divided into technical and non-technical instruction. Technical Topics: sound, consoles, microphones, basic production and FM station operations. Non-Technical Topics: broadcast performance, news, programming and the history of broadcasting. Students may gain on-air experience through an optional weekly radio show. Students earn 1.25 credits for participation in a 10 week long optional radio show.

Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: #851 Radio Broadcasting 1

Radio Broadcasting 2 is a one 
semester course that builds on the skills learned in Radio 1. Some students may serve as student managers of various departments at WCVH, the student-run radio station. The course is divided into technical and non-technical instruction. Technical Topics: podcasting, advanced production, advanced station operations. Non-technical Topics: sales, management, interviewing techniques, population demographics, audience research, and     copy-writing. Students may also gain additional on-air experience through an optional weekly radio show. Students earn 1.25 credits for participation in a 10 week long optional radio show.