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Career PathwaysIntegrated Media: Broadcasting
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2014-2015

MHCC Faculty Adviser
JD Kiggins: 503-491-7632 - Room AC 1385

Integrated Media’s Broadcasting program offers hands-on classes to train students to become proficient with industry standard tools and practice in the fields of broadcasting and audio production. Students also develop an understanding of the concepts behind the production of audio for other disciplines such as film and video, animation, music and Web-based multimedia. For students interested in music production, sound design for film, video games and Web applications, the Broadcasting program offers complete and comprehensive curriculum combining hands-on training and live broadcasting from fully equipped studios. The program includes instruction in radio programming, commercial production, news, voice-overs, sportscasting, music programming, station management, audio recording, sound mixing and copywriting.

MHCC broadcasting facilities include an 18-seat Mac lab, two television studios and four production/control room studios for radio broadcasting which support our student-run college radio station 89.1-HD2 (KMHD-HD2). The student radio station affords students real life experience in running a radio station that broadcasts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on the high definition secondary digital service of 89.1 KMHD. Software employed in running the station includes BSI Simian, VoxPro and ProTools HD1 and HD3 Systems.

MHCC graduates have secured positions as radio program directors, on-air talent, recording engineers, assistant producers, operation managers, assistant producers and sound editors. There are also numerous internship opportunities at commercial radio and television stations in the Portland market where students can earn college credits, develop invaluable professional connections and expand their education on the job.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Collaborate effectively with others
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt to changing technology
  • Use effective oral and written communication
  • Access and analyze information
  • Demonstrate curiosity and imagination

Admission Requirements
The Integrated Media: Broadcasting program is an open-entry program that starts in the fall term only. Prospective students are admitted on a space available basis after academic criteria has been met.

Students must have a current record on file and meet the minimum proficiency level in reading, writing and mathematics. Proficiency can be satisfied by placement into MTH060, WR115 and RD115 on the MHCC College Placement Test (CPT) or by completion of MTH020, WR090 and RD090 (or equivalent transfer courses demonstrated through official transcripts on file at MHCC).

Call 503-491-7678 for information about taking the College Placement Test.

Students can simply register on a first come, first served basis for fall term in late May when the open registration period begins. Wait lists will be established for each option as the courses fill to capacity.

Requirement for Continuing into Winter Term 2014
Students must have the consent of their faculty program adviser and meet the proficiencies of their fall program classes to continue into the second term of Integrated Media courses. Students will be provided with clear performance expectations when classes start in September.

For more information, please contact an Integrated Media faculty adviser or visit or

First Quarter (Fall) Credits
IM178 Sound, Frame, Light 4
IM179 Digital Tools and Workflow 5
RB150 Broadcasting I 2
J216 Reporting I 3
Second Quarter (Winter)
IM185 Media Writing 4
RB151 Audio Production 5
RB160 Broadcast News 5
WR121 English Composition 4
Third Quarter (Spring)
IM190 Web Basics 4
RB152 Broadcast II 5
RB165 Sound Design and Post Production 5
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher) 1 4
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
IM260 Professional Practice for Integrated Media 4
IM270 Project Development 4
RB248 Broadcast Systems 3
RB249 Broadcast Programming and Operations 2
  Health and Physical Education requirement‡ 3
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
IM271 The Creative Pitch 4
IM282 Integrated Media Focus2 4
RB251 Broadcasting III 5
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
IM272 Integrated Media Projects or
WE280IM_Cooperative Education Internship3
IM290 Integrated Media Portfolio 4
RB253 Radio Documentary 5
  Human Relations requirement‡ 3-4
 Total Credits 95-96

1A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
2Students may select any combination of the five week IM282 courses to total four credits.
3Any combination of WE280IMA, WE280IMB, WE280IMC or WE280IMD to total four credits. Instructor and dean permission is required; check with instructor for the course number and credits appropriate to the internship assignment.

‡See Associate of Applied Science Degree, page 20 of the printed catalog.

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