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:

Bob Traufler, Career Advisor

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.
    •  We offer Certificates of Training in Broadcast and Video Production audio, production engineering, and operations. 
    • Students are responsible for purchasing a USB Drive, headphones or earbuds, SD card.

      Required Courses:

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

      Core Engineering

      Offered in Winter

      CourseTitleCredits
       BROAD151DC Electronics Theory5
       BROAD152AC Electronics Theory5
       BROAD153Basic Electronics Lab5
       Gen EdSee Advisor 

       

      Core Production

      Offered in Fall, Winter, Spring

      CourseTitleCredits
       BROAD132Intro. to Studio & Field Production5
       BROAD122Production Process Theory5
       BROAD142Basic Digital Video Editing5
       Gen Ed.See Advisor 

       

      Core Operations

      Offered in Spring

      CourseTitleCredits
      BROAD111Master Control Operations I5
      BROAD138Control Room Equipment I5
      BROAD139Broadcast Station Operations5
      Gen Ed.See Advisor

       

      Core Audio

      Offered in Fall

      CourseTitleCredits
      BROAD110Characteristics of Sound5
      BROAD124Basic Audio Equipment5
      BROAD120Introduction to Digital Audio Recording5
      Gen Ed.See Advisor

      All students are required to take these Summer Core Classes

      CourseTitleCredits
      BROAD103BVP Safety Principles2
      BROAD135Employment Preparation3
       Elective Credits10
      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

      CourseTitleCredits                                                 CourseTitleCredits
      BROAD205Receivers & Transmitters5   BROAD217Audio Engineering5
      BROAD208Content Delivery Systems5   BROAD226Video Engineering5
      BROAD211Networking for Video & Audio5   BROAD285Practicum I5

       

      Advanced Production

      Offered in Fall, Spring Offered in Winter, Summer

      CourseTitleCreditsCourseTitleCredits
      BROAD212Audio/Video Pre-Production Applications5                              BROAD207Advanced Editing Projects5
      BROAD220Production Capstone I5BROAD224Production Capstone III5
      BROAD288Practicum IV5BROAD266Field Production5

       

      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
      ENGL175Professional Writing5
      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
      HIST101A History of Science and Technology5
      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
      AMATH170Engineering Foundational Mathematics5
      MATH172Business Math5
      MATH&107Math in Society5
      MATH&141Precalculus I5
      MATH&142Precalculus II5
      MATH&146Statistics5
      MATH&151Calculus5
      MATH&152Calculus II5

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

    1. 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.
      •  We offer Certificates of Training in Broadcast and Video Production audio, production engineering, and operations.
      • Students are responsible for purchasing a USB Drive, headphones or earbuds, SD card.

      Required Courses:

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

      Core Engineering

      Offered in Winter

      CourseTitleCredits
      BROAD151DC Electronics Theory5
      BROAD152AC Electronics Theory5
      BROAD153Basic Electronics Lab5
      Gen EdSee Advisor

       

      Core Production

      Offered in Fall, Winter, Spring

      CourseTitleCredits
      BROAD132Intro. to Studio & Field Production5
      BROAD122Production Process Theory5
      BROAD142Basic Digital Video Editing5
      Gen Ed.See Advisor

       

      Core Operations

      Offered in Spring

      CourseTitleCredits
      BROAD111Master Control Operations I5
      BROAD138Control Room Equipment I5
      BROAD139Broadcast Station Operations5
      Gen Ed.See Advisor

       

      Core Audio

      Offered in Fall

      CourseTitleCredits
      BROAD110Characteristics of Sound5
      BROAD124Basic Audio Equipment5
      BROAD120Introduction to Digital Audio Recording5
      Gen Ed.See Advisor

      All students are required to take these Summer Core Classes

      CourseTitleCredits
      BROAD103BVP Safety Principles2
      BROAD135Employment Preparation3
      Elective Credits10
      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

      CourseTitleCreditsCourseTitleCredits
      BROAD205Receivers & Transmitters5BROAD217Audio Engineering5
      BROAD208Content Delivery Systems5BROAD226Video Engineering5
      BROAD211Networking for Video & Audio5BROAD285Practicum I5

       

      Advanced Production

      Offered in Fall, Spring Offered in Winter, Summer

      CourseTitleCreditsCourseTitleCredits
      BROAD212Audio/Video Pre-Production Applications5BROAD207Advanced Editing Projects5
      BROAD220Production Capstone I5BROAD224Production Capstone III5
      BROAD288Practicum IV5BROAD266Field Production5

       

      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

      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&107Math in Society5
      MATH&141Precalculus I5
      MATH&142Precalculus II5
      MATH&146Statistics5
      MATH&151Calculus5
      MATH&152Calculus II5
      MATH&153Calculus III5

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

    2. Description:
      • Four 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.
      •  We offer Certificates of Training in Broadcast and Video Production audio, production engineering, and operations.
      • 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
      ENGL175Professional Writing5
      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
      HIST101A History of Science and Technology5
      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.

    3. Description:
      • One quarter Certificate of Training offered Winter only
      • Maximum class size: 20
      • Student to teacher ratio: 20:1
      • 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.
      Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
      BROAD151DC Electronics Theory5
      BROAD152AC Electronics Theory5
      BROAD153Basic Electronics Lab5
    4. Description:
      • One quarter Certificate of Training offered Fall only
      • Maximum class size: 20
      • Student to teacher ratio: 20:1
      • 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.
      • 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
    5. Description:
      • One quarter Certificate of Training offered Spring only
      • Maximum class size: 20
      • Student to teacher ratio: 20:1
      • 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.
      • 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
    6. Description:
      • One quarter Certificate of Training offered Fall, Winter, Spring
      • Maximum class size: 20
      • Student to teacher ratio: 20:1
      • 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.
      • 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

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    • National Potential Annual Job Openings: 3,000

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