• Broadcasting Digital Assistant Career Pathway Certificate of Completion

  • Career Pathway Certificate of Completion

    Catalog Year 2016-2017

    All courses in this program are part of the Integrated Media: Broadcasting Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS.) Students may earn this certificate while pursuing the degree.

    This three-term certificate program trains students in the protocols used for the control room, studio floor and playback systems used in the broadcasting industry. Students use digital recording devices and studio equipment to record and manipulate sound. Students use ProTools and the Adobe Creative Cloud software applications (Audition, Premiere, Dreamweaver) to prepare digital audio files for broadcast and online distribution and apply sound-for-picture synchronization techniques.

    Employment options exist as a production assistant, music rep, digital traffic assistant, recording assistant and event assistant.

    Students can continue on into a second year to earn an AAS in Integrated Media: Broadcasting where students develop more advanced skills, acquire digital video experience and work on assignments that demand complex problem-solving and collaboration skills.

    Certificate Outcomes

    At the completion of this certificate, 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 Broadcasting Digital Assistant Career Pathway Certificate of Completion is an open-entry program beginning 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 prerequisites level in reading, writing and mathematics. This prerequisite skill level can be satisfied by placement into MTH060, WR115 andRD115 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 mid May when the open registration period begins. Wait lists will be established as the courses fill to capacity.

    Requirement for Continuing into Winter Term

    Students must have the consent of their faculty program adviser and meet the proficiencies of their fall program classes to continue in to 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 www.mhcc.edu/IntegratedMedia/.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    IM120 Computers and File Management 1
    IM121 Basic Vector Illustration 1
    IM122 Basic Image Editing 1
    IM123 Basic Sound Editing 1
    IM124 Basic Non-Linear Editing 1
    IM178 Integrated Media Overview 4
    J216 Reporting I 3
    RB150 Broadcasting I 2
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    IM185 Media Writing 4
    RB151 Audio Production 5
    RB160 Broadcast News 5
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    IM190 Web Basics 4
    RB152 Broadcast II 5
    RB165 Sound Design and Post Production 5
    Total Credits 42