Broadcasting

Broadcasting Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College

Practical experience prepares you for the ever-evolving new frontiers in media

  • Overview

    person doing audio and videoIf you’re self-confident, assertive, creative, enthusiastic and inquisitive – this is the career for you.

    At Oklahoma City Community College, you can get practical experience in the behind-the-scenes operations of America’s electronic media – essential to gaining employment since broadcasters don’t traditionally want to train new workers. You want to be ready to jump in from day one.

    In our broadcasting program, you’ll learn the rigorous ins and outs of the news business, invaluable communication skills, and all the current trends especially in web communications. With this knowledge, you’re sure to edge out the competition with an associate degree in broadcasting designed for you from Oklahoma City Community College.

    You are the future of this fast-paced, evolving profession. Whether broadcasting through a studio or online, the basic knowledge, talent and motivation are the same:

    • Curiosity and communication
    • Research and investigation
    • Interview methods and story structure
    • Critical thinking and editing

    Take the first step in building your future today! Complete your online community college admissions application.

  • Overview

    person doing audio and videoIf you’re self-confident, assertive, creative, enthusiastic and inquisitive – this is the career for you.

    At Oklahoma City Community College, you can get practical experience in the behind-the-scenes operations of America’s electronic media – essential to gaining employment since broadcasters don’t traditionally want to train new workers. You want to be ready to jump in from day one.

    In our broadcasting program, you’ll learn the rigorous ins and outs of the news business, invaluable communication skills, and all the current trends especially in web communications. With this knowledge, you’re sure to edge out the competition with an associate degree in broadcasting designed for you from Oklahoma City Community College.

    You are the future of this fast-paced, evolving profession. Whether broadcasting through a studio or online, the basic knowledge, talent and motivation are the same:

    • Curiosity and communication
    • Research and investigation
    • Interview methods and story structure
    • Critical thinking and editing

    Take the first step in building your future today! Complete your online community college admissions application.

  • Highlights

    person talking to anotherThere’s so much more to broadcasting than just being behind a news desk and appearing on camera through television or sending your voice through the radio airwaves – though those are critical positions in any news-gathering organization.

    By choosing this field of study, you can also become a reporter, sportscaster, writer, teacher, photographer, commentator, camera operator or even a studio technician. And at Oklahoma City Community College, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art equipment and personalized instruction – helping you gain practical experience and skills before you ever leave the classroom.

    With these opportunities to succeed at OCCC, you’ll learn:

    • Reporting and writing for audiences of various news outlets
    • All about ratings and how important it is to visually or through voice attract viewers and listeners
    • What makes a great photograph and what looks good on camera and why
    • How to plan an effective advertising campaign for companies and individuals
    • The intricacies of public relations, advertising and journalism and how all three work together in American society today
  • Degree Options

    three girls talkingOklahoma City Community College offers an associate in arts degree in broadcasting: This degree program prepares you to transfer your degree to a four-year college or university, which is highly recommended, or to go right into a new career in broadcasting.






  • Courses

    graduates Broadcasting Classes at Oklahoma City Community College

    When you enroll in the associate degree program in broadcasting and journalism at OCCC, you’ll take courses that cover basic communications, news writing, photography, journalism, advertising and production techniques.

    Here are some specific topics you’ll study:

    • Audio Production
    • News Writing
    • Video Production
    • Voice and Speech Improvement
    • Acting for the Camera
    • Digital Photography
    • Image Editing

    Want to know more about majoring in broadcasting and journalism at OCCC? Check out these full degree program requirements and course descriptions.

  • Faculty
    Randall Anderson

    Randall Anderson


    Professor of Graphic Communications

    Professor Anderson has over 30  years experience in the photographic and graphic design industries. He has worked for Candid Color Systems, Pro-Graphic Images, Fleming Companies, and CDF. He also taught as an Adjunct professor at OCCC for 13 years before becoming full-time faculty.

     
    Julie Corff

    Julie Corff


    Professor of Speech Communication, Program Coordinator

    I have taught for 23 years Communication courses, trained and consulted with businesses in communication such as Unysis, Mercy Hospital, McCaleb Highland Homes, Liberty Bank, Federal Transfer Department, etc... I have taught at UCO, OSU, OSU-OKC, OCCC full time going on 8 years. I was asked to speak and teach at Harvard University as well. My heart is to make a difference in the lives of my OCCC students!

     
    Gwin Faulconer-Lippert

    Gwin Faulconer-Lippert


    Professor of Mass Media Communications

    M.A., University of Oklahoma B.A., University of Oklahoma

     
    Sue Hinton

    Sue Hinton


    Professor of Journalism and English

    Sue Hinton holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from the University of Oklahoma. She has been a professor of journalism and English at Oklahoma City Community College since 1972, receiving the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in May 1991. She authored the proposal to add a journalism degree to OCCC’s curriculum in 1980.  She has served as faculty adviser to the award-winning student newspaper, the Pioneer, since 1979. Hinton has worked for The Daily Oklahoman, the Norman Transcript and the Lawton (Okla.) Morning Press. She has taught courses in news writing, public affairs reporting and newsletter publication. Although she teaches mostly journalism courses now, she also teaches freshman English. In the past she has taught American literature and Women in Literature.

     
  • After OCCC

    With our practical, hands-on training, you can choose to become a:

    • Reporter
    • Writer
    • Teacher
    • Photographer
    • Commentator for News or Sports
    • Anchor
    • Voice talent
    • Camera operator
    • Studio technician
    • Video editor
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