Broadcasting Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College
Practical experience prepares you for the ever-evolving new frontiers in media
If 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
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There’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
Oklahoma 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.
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.
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.
Department Director-Communications and the Arts
Ruth has always been a theatre person and a lover of the arts. As a child raised in Oklahoma City, she went to every cultural event she could. As a teenager she attended high shool in Shawnee and participated in the Shawnee Little Theatre. She graduated as a Junior so she could come to Oklahoma City University and be a Theatre major. She received a BA in Speech and Theatre as well as a Master of Performing Arts degree from OCU. She taught for 10 years as an adjunct in the theatre program at OCU as well as being the Executive Director of Carpenter Square Theatre. She left to go to Texas Tech University to pursue her PhD. When she returned, she joined the faculty of OCCC as Professor of Theatre. Six years later, she became the Dept Director and enjoys spending time with all the faculty and students across all the arts. In her spare time, she is the President of the Board for CityRep Theatre, a local professional theatre company of which she is a founding member.
Professor of Speech Communication, Program Coordinator
I have taught for 22 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 7 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!
Professor of Mass Media Communications
M.A., University of Oklahoma B.A., University of Oklahoma
Professor of Journalism and English
Sue Brewster Hinton has taught journalism at Oklahoma City Community College since 1977 and has been the faculty adviser of the award-winning student newspaper since 1978. She has mentored hundreds of journalism students, who remember her classes for the news stories they wrote about murder trials and public meetings. She was the first recipient of OCCC’s President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1991 and was named Outstanding Journalism Educator in 1994 by Women in Communications Inc. She was named to the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 2009. She began her teaching career as an English professor at OCCC in 1972, when the college opened its doors. She has worked for The Oklahoman, the Norman Transcript and the Lawton (Okla.) Morning Press. Her bachelor’s and master’s degrees are both in English from the University of Oklahoma. She was born in 1949 in Elk City and grew up in nearby Hammon, Oklahoma.