Media Production and Communications

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

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


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.

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    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

    This information is based on data from O*Net, captured on June 2021.

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