Broadcasting/Video Production

Work behind the scenes in the broadcast industry.

Have you ever dreamed of creating your own music video, mini-documentary, or digital advertisement?  How about learning how to create, produce, and direct your own talk show or podcast? Does working in the exciting field of live professional sports, including eSports, sound like a fun job?  Do you love engineering and technical work?  You could become the “go-to” person on any film or digital content creation site as the lead or chief technical engineer.  All this and more awaits you in the Broadcasting / Video Production program.  The curriculum at Bates Technical College has been examined by and meets the requirements of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) and students can test for certification upon completion of the program. 

General Information

Career Advisor: Dan Eberle
253-680-7010 |

Location: Central / Mohler Campus
Hours: 7:30AM – 4:00PM

Program Length: Six Quarters

  • National Median Salary$55,160
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings3,000

This information is base on data from June 2021.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

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View the Program of Study

Associate of Applied Science
CIP: 10.0202 EPC: 628  

If you have ever dreamed of working behind the scenes as a camera operator, technical director, chief engineer, editor, sUAS video(drone) pilot, audio engineer, or any other position; then the Bates Broadcasting/Video Production (BVP) may be a great fit for you. Former BVP students are working in dozens of different industries and companies from major TV stations like KOMO, KIRO, KCPQ and KING to Microsoft studios, Century Link, Safeco Field, TVW, Root Sports, Victory Studios, and many more through the nation. The BVP curriculum has the rare distinction of being certified by the Society of Broadcasting Engineers (SBE). Students are encouraged to test for the SBE certification upon completion of the program. 

Whether you like the creative side or the technical side of broadcasting and digital video production, this program could be your road to an exciting career.


Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.


  • Ken Witkoe

    253.680.7761 | Email

  • Roland Robinson

    253.680.7754 | Email

Bates Technical College offers classes on campus, online and hybrid. For Fall Quarter 2021, vaccinations will be required. Learn more about vaccinations and our COVID-19 response on the COVID-19 resource page.