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Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayHumanities, Arts, Design, Communication
AdvisorDr. Erika Goines
Associate Professor, Digital Media
850.769.1551 ext 5886

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Radio/Television, AA

Do You Have an Interest in Broadcasting?

Have you ever wanted to be on the radio or television? Do you enjoy talking to people or finding out the latest news and information in the world around you? In the Radio/Television broadcasting degree program, you will train in the technical aspects of production, such as audio console operation, and learn about radio show preparation through script writing, radio personality development and vocal interpretation. You will have the opportunity to participate in real‐time laboratory experiences and classroom exercises that introduce you to media outlets in the community as well as on‐air and production work for GCSC-TV and WKGC‐AM/FM, the public radio station associated with Gulf Coast State College.

Gulf Coast State College is here to help you build a solid foundation that will prepare you to continue your studies at a four-year institution. We offer the necessary prerequisites for the State of Florida University Baccalaureate Programs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for media and communication occupations was $53,530 in May 2015.  

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Radio/Television Broadcasting Course Requirements


English I & II
Survey of Music Lit
Select 6 hours form a list of Math Courses
Physical Science
Biological Science
Behavioral Sciences
U.S. History I
American National Government
U.S. History II

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with a Radio/Television Broadcasting Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

General Manager TV Station
Broadcast Communications
Broadcast Operations Engineer
Broadcast System Engineer
Video Game Audio Creator

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
University of Miami
Florida State University
University of Central Florida
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Meet Caleb

"I have not only gained lifelong experience but I've made lifelong friends. Both will help me in the future."
– Caleb
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Students produce broadcast quality television programs in the studio of GCSC-TV and on location with our production trailer, using professional digital cameras and editing facilities.

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Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.