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. 

Contact Information:

Dan Eberle, Career Advisor

253-680-7010

deberle@batestech.edu

Central / Mohler Campus

7:30AM – 4:00PM

  • Get the skills you need for the career you want.

More about the program:

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.

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Associate of Applied Science: Broadcasting/Video
  • AAS Transfer: Broadcasting/Video
  • Competency Cert: Broadcast and Video Elements
  • Certificate of Training: BVP Engineering
  • Certificate of Training: BVP Audio
  • Certificate of Training: BVP Operations
  • Certificate of Training: BVP Production
  • CIP: 10.0202 EPC: 628

Program Lengths:

  • AAS degree program length: 6 quarters
  • AAST degree program length: 6 quarters
  • Certificate of Competency: 5 quarters
  • Certificate of Training: 1 quarter

Faculty and Other Contact Information:

Ken Witkoe

253.680.7761

kwitkoe@batestech.edu

Roland Robinson

253.680.7754

rrobinson@batestech.edu

Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.

  • Description:
    • 6 quarter AAS
    • Maximum class size: 20
    • Student to teacher ratio: 20:1
    • Enrollment point: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
    • This degree offers online, hybrid, web-enhanced, and hands-on courses. Please see course descriptions for more information.
    • Students use video studio facilities, portable video cameras/accessories, maintenance shop tools & test equipment, and editing software.
    • Graduates can earn graphics and animation, imagining, production and video editing certificates.
    • Students are responsible for purchasing a 1TB external hard drive, USB Drive, headphones or earbuds, SD card.
    • Many employers require drug tests, and background checks

    Required Courses:

    Students must choose three of the four sets of Core classes in Fall, Winter and Spring quarters

    Core Engineering

    Offered in Winter

    Course Title Credits
     BROAD151 DC Electronics Theory 5
     BROAD152 AC Electronics Theory 5
     BROAD153 Basic Electronics Lab 5
     Gen Ed See Advisor  

     

    Core Production

    Offered in Fall, Winter, Spring

    Course Title Credits
     BROAD132 Intro. to Studio & Field Production 5
     BROAD122 Production Process Theory 5
     BROAD142 Basic Digital Video Editing 5
     Gen Ed. See Advisor  

     

    Core Operations

    Offered in Spring

    Course Title Credits
    BROAD111 Master Control Operations I 5
    BROAD138 Control Room Equipment I 5
    BROAD139 Broadcast Station Operations 5
    Gen Ed. See Advisor

     

    Core Audio

    Offered in Fall

    Course Title Credits
    BROAD110 Characteristics of Sound 5
    BROAD124 Basic Audio Equipment 5
    BROAD120 Introduction to Digital Audio Recording 5
    Gen Ed. See Advisor

    All students are required to take these Summer Core Classes

    Course Title Credits
    BROAD103 BVP Safety Principles 2
    BROAD135 Employment Preparation 3
      Elective Credits 10
    Gen Ed. See Advisor

    Students must choose one advanced track for their fifth and sixth quarters

    Advanced Engineering

    Offered in Fall, Spring Offered in Winter, Summer

    Course Title Credits                                                    Course Title Credits
    BROAD205 Receivers & Transmitters 5      BROAD217 Audio Engineering 5
    BROAD208 Content Delivery Systems 5      BROAD226 Video Engineering 5
    BROAD211 Networking for Video & Audio 5      BROAD285 Practicum I 5

     

    Advanced Production

    Offered in Fall, Spring Offered in Winter, Summer

    Course Title Credits Course Title Credits
    BROAD212 Audio/Video Pre-Production Applications 5                                 BROAD207 Advanced Editing Projects 5
    BROAD220 Production Capstone I 5 BROAD224 Production Capstone III 5
    BROAD288 Practicum IV 5 BROAD266 Field Production 5

     

    Electives:

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BROAD143Basic Maintenance & Troubleshooting5
    BROAD170Remote/Robotic Camera Systems5
    BROAD214Audio/Video Studio and Field Production5
    BROAD216Audio/Video Post-Production Applications5
    BROAD222Production Capstone II5
    BROAD243Master Control Operations II5
    BROAD273Video Graphics Applications5
    BROAD278Technical Directing5
    BROAD280Emerging Technologies5
    BROAD289Practicum V5
    BROAD290Practicum VI5

    General Education Requirements

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ENGL&101English Composition I5
    ENGL&235Technical Writing5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BIOL&160General Biology5
    BIOL&175Human Biology with Lab5
    BIOL&241Human Anatomy and Physiology I5
    BIOL&242Human Anatomy and Physiology II5
    BIOL&260Microbiology5
    CMST&102Introduction to Mass Media5
    CMST&152Intercultural Communication5
    CMST&210Interpersonal Communication5
    CMST&220Public Speaking5
    ECON&201Microeconomics5
    NUTR&101Intro to Nutrition5
    CHEM&121General Chemistry5
    CHEM&131Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry5
    CMST&230Small Group Communications5
    CMST&240Culture & Diversity in Health Care5
    ECON&202Macroeconomics5
    HREL111Interviewing and Career Success5
    HUM&101Introduction to Humanities5
    PHYS&114Introductory Physics I (Algebra based Physics)5
    PHYS&221Engineering Physics I w/LAB5
    PHYS&222Engineering Physics II w/LAB5
    PHYS&223Engineering Physics III w/LAB5
    POLS&101Introduction to Political Science5
    PSYC&100General Psychology5
    PSYC&200Lifespan Psychology5
    SOC&101Introduction to Sociology5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    MATH172Business Math5
    MATH&141Precalculus I5
    MATH&142Precalculus II5
    MATH&146Statistics5
    MATH&151Calculus5
    MATH&152Calculus II5
    AMATH170Engineering Foundational Mathematics5
    MATH&107Math in Society5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

  • Description:
    • 6 quarter AAS-T
    • Maximum class size: 20
    • Student to teacher ratio: 20:1
    • Enrollment point: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
    • This degree offers online, hybrid, web-enhanced, and hands-on courses. Please see course descriptions for more information.
    • Students use video studio facilities, portable video cameras/accessories, maintenance shop tools & test equipment, and editing software.
    • Graduates can earn graphics and animation, imagining, production and video editing certificates.
    • Students are responsible for purchasing a 1TB external hard drive, USB Drive, headphones or earbuds, SD card.
    • Many employers require drug tests, and background checks

    Required Courses:

    Students must choose three of the four sets of Core classes in Fall, Winter and Spring quarters

    Core Engineering

    Offered in Winter

    Course Title Credits
    BROAD151 DC Electronics Theory 5
    BROAD152 AC Electronics Theory 5
    BROAD153 Basic Electronics Lab 5
    Gen Ed See Advisor

     

    Core Production

    Offered in Fall, Winter, Spring

    Course Title Credits
    BROAD132 Intro. to Studio & Field Production 5
    BROAD122 Production Process Theory 5
    BROAD142 Basic Digital Video Editing 5
    Gen Ed. See Advisor

     

    Core Operations

    Offered in Spring

    Course Title Credits
    BROAD111 Master Control Operations I 5
    BROAD138 Control Room Equipment I 5
    BROAD139 Broadcast Station Operations 5
    Gen Ed. See Advisor

     

    Core Audio

    Offered in Fall

    Course Title Credits
    BROAD110 Characteristics of Sound 5
    BROAD124 Basic Audio Equipment 5
    BROAD120 Introduction to Digital Audio Recording 5
    Gen Ed. See Advisor

    All students are required to take these Summer Core Classes

    Course Title Credits
    BROAD103 BVP Safety Principles 2
    BROAD135 Employment Preparation 3
    Elective Credits 10
    Gen Ed. See Advisor

    Students must choose one advanced track for their fifth and sixth quarters

    Advanced Engineering

    Offered in Fall, Spring Offered in Winter, Summer

    Course Title Credits Course Title Credits
    BROAD205 Receivers & Transmitters 5 BROAD217 Audio Engineering 5
    BROAD208 Content Delivery Systems 5 BROAD226 Video Engineering 5
    BROAD211 Networking for Video & Audio 5 BROAD285 Practicum I 5

     

    Advanced Production

    Offered in Fall, Spring Offered in Winter, Summer

    Course Title Credits Course Title Credits
    BROAD212 Audio/Video Pre-Production Applications 5 BROAD207 Advanced Editing Projects 5
    BROAD220 Production Capstone I 5 BROAD224 Production Capstone III 5
    BROAD288 Practicum IV 5 BROAD266 Field Production 5

     

    Electives:

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BROAD143Basic Maintenance & Troubleshooting5
    BROAD170Remote/Robotic Camera Systems5
    BROAD214Audio/Video Studio and Field Production5
    BROAD216Audio/Video Post-Production Applications5
    BROAD222Production Capstone II5
    BROAD243Master Control Operations II5
    BROAD273Video Graphics Applications5
    BROAD278Technical Directing5
    BROAD280Emerging Technologies5
    BROAD289Practicum V5
    BROAD290Practicum VI5

    General Education Requirements

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ENGL&101English Composition I5
    ENGL&235Technical Writing5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BIOL&160General Biology5
    BIOL&175Human Biology with Lab5
    BIOL&241Human Anatomy and Physiology I5
    BIOL&242Human Anatomy and Physiology II5
    BIOL&260Microbiology5
    CMST&102Introduction to Mass Media5
    CMST&152Intercultural Communication5
    CMST&210Interpersonal Communication5
    CMST&220Public Speaking5
    ECON&201Microeconomics5
    NUTR&101Intro to Nutrition5
    CHEM&121General Chemistry5
    CHEM&131Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry5
    CMST&230Small Group Communications5
    CMST&240Culture & Diversity in Health Care5
    ECON&202Macroeconomics5
    HUM&101Introduction to Humanities5
    PHYS&114Introductory Physics I (Algebra based Physics)5
    PHYS&221Engineering Physics I w/LAB5
    PHYS&222Engineering Physics II w/LAB5
    PHYS&223Engineering Physics III w/LAB5
    POLS&101Introduction to Political Science5
    PSYC&100General Psychology5
    PSYC&200Lifespan Psychology5
    SOC&101Introduction to Sociology5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    MATH&141Precalculus I5
    MATH&142Precalculus II5
    MATH&146Statistics5
    MATH&151Calculus5
    MATH&152Calculus II5
    AMATH170Engineering Foundational Mathematics5
    MATH&107Math in Society5
    MATH&153Calculus III5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

  • Description:
    • 5 quarter Certificate of Competency
    • Maximum class size: 20
    • Student to teacher ratio: 20:1
    • Enrollment point: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
    • This degree offers online, hybrid, web-enhanced, and hands-on courses. Please see course descriptions for more information.
    • Students use video studio facilities, portable video cameras/accessories, maintenance shop tools & test equipment, and editing software.
    • Graduates can earn graphics and animation, imagining, production and video editing certificates.
    • Students are responsible for purchasing a 1TB external hard drive, USB Drive, headphones or earbuds, SD card.

    Required Courses:

    Electives

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BROAD143Basic Maintenance & Troubleshooting5
    BROAD170Remote/Robotic Camera Systems5
    BROAD214Audio/Video Studio and Field Production5
    BROAD216Audio/Video Post-Production Applications5
    BROAD222Production Capstone II5
    BROAD243Master Control Operations II5
    BROAD273Video Graphics Applications5
    BROAD278Technical Directing5
    BROAD280Emerging Technologies5
    BROAD289Practicum V5
    BROAD290Practicum VI5

    General Education Requirements

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ENGL&101English Composition I5
    ENGL&235Technical Writing5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BIOL&160General Biology5
    BIOL&175Human Biology with Lab5
    BIOL&241Human Anatomy and Physiology I5
    BIOL&242Human Anatomy and Physiology II5
    BIOL&260Microbiology5
    CMST&102Introduction to Mass Media5
    CMST&152Intercultural Communication5
    CMST&210Interpersonal Communication5
    CMST&220Public Speaking5
    ECON&201Microeconomics5
    NUTR&101Intro to Nutrition5
    BIOL170Medical Terminology2
    CHEM&121General Chemistry5
    CHEM&131Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry5
    CMST&230Small Group Communications5
    CMST&240Culture & Diversity in Health Care5
    HREL111Interviewing and Career Success5
    HUM&101Introduction to Humanities5
    PHYS&114Introductory Physics I (Algebra based Physics)5
    PHYS&221Engineering Physics I w/LAB5
    PHYS&222Engineering Physics II w/LAB5
    PHYS&223Engineering Physics III w/LAB5
    POLS&101Introduction to Political Science5
    PSYC&100General Psychology5
    PSYC&200Lifespan Psychology5
    SOC&101Introduction to Sociology5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    MATH172Business Math5
    MATH&141Precalculus I5
    MATH&142Precalculus II5
    MATH&146Statistics5
    MATH&151Calculus5
    MATH&152Calculus II5
    AMATH170Engineering Foundational Mathematics5
    MATH&107Math in Society5
    MATH171Technical Math5
    MATH173Early Childhood Math5
    MATH174Math for Allied Health5

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

  • Description:
    • 1 quarter Certificate of Training offered Winter only
    • Maximum class size: 20
    • Student to teacher ratio: 20:1
    • Enrollment point: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
    • This degree offers online, hybrid, web-enhanced, and hands-on courses. Please see course descriptions for more information.
    • Students use video studio facilities, portable video cameras/accessories, maintenance shop tools & test equipment, and editing software.
    • Graduates can earn graphics and animation, imagining, production and video editing certificates.
    • Students are responsible for purchasing a 1TB external hard drive, USB Drive, headphones or earbuds, SD card.
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BROAD151DC Electronics Theory5
    BROAD152AC Electronics Theory5
    BROAD153Basic Electronics Lab5
  • Description:
    • 1 quarter Certificate of Training offered Fall only
    • Maximum class size: 20
    • Student to teacher ratio: 20:1
    • Enrollment point: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
    • This degree offers online, hybrid, web-enhanced, and hands-on courses. Please see course descriptions for more information.
    • Students use video studio facilities, portable video cameras/accessories, maintenance shop tools & test equipment, and editing software.
    • Graduates can earn graphics and animation, imagining, production and video editing certificates.
    • Students are responsible for purchasing a 1TB external hard drive, USB Drive, headphones or earbuds, SD card.
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BROAD110Characteristics of Sound5
    BROAD124Basic Audio Equipment5
    BROAD120Intro to Digital Audio Recording5
  • Description:
    • 1 quarter Certificate of Training offered Spring only
    • Maximum class size: 20
    • Student to teacher ratio: 20:1
    • Enrollment point: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
    • This degree offers online, hybrid, web-enhanced, and hands-on courses. Please see course descriptions for more information.
    • Students use video studio facilities, portable video cameras/accessories, maintenance shop tools & test equipment, and editing software.
    • Graduates can earn graphics and animation, imagining, production and video editing certificates.
    • Students are responsible for purchasing a 1TB external hard drive, USB Drive, headphones or earbuds, SD card.
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BROAD111Master Control Operations I5
    BROAD138Control Room Equipment I5
    BROAD139Broadcast Station Operations5
  • Description:
    • 1 quarter Certificate of Training offered Fall, Winter, Spring
    • Maximum class size: 20
    • Student to teacher ratio: 20:1
    • Enrollment point: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
    • This degree offers online, hybrid, web-enhanced, and hands-on courses. Please see course descriptions for more information.
    • Students use video studio facilities, portable video cameras/accessories, maintenance shop tools & test equipment, and editing software.
    • Graduates can earn graphics and animation, imagining, production and video editing certificates.
    • Students are responsible for purchasing a 1TB external hard drive, USB Drive, headphones or earbuds, SD card.
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BROAD122Production Process Theory5
    BROAD142Basic Digital Video Editing5
    BROAD132Intro to Studio and Field Production5

No eligibility requirements have been provided.

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.

  • National Median Salary: $55,160
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings: 3,000

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