Broadcasting and Multimedia Journalism | AAS - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Broadcasting and Multimedia Journalism | AAS

Broadcasting and Multimedia Journalism | AAS

Associate of Applied Science
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Transfer Options

Broadcasting and Multimedia Journalism is a two-year AAS degree program which is aimed at those invested in and wishing to enter the world of broadcasting.

Coursework includes the production side for learning the technology used in day to day operations, and also essential skills such as news writing, copy editing, and using critical thinking to make informed decisions regarding content in the field of journalism. Other courses in the program introduce you to concepts in broadcast management and on-air production.

You will be involved in developing content for both our on-campus streaming radio station, Comet Radio, and our internet television station, WITv, both located within our extensive lab area. Other skills will be put to practice in a real life newsroom also incorporated into our facility. This program allows you to learn the skills necessary to obtain entry level employment in the Television, Radio and Internet Broadcasting industry.

Meet Your Advisor

Jennifer Conley
Jennifer Conley
Career Navigator
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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Transfer to a Four-Year School

If a bachelor's degree is your educational goal, getting a head start on your major has never been easier. You can apply the credits from this associate degree toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year college and university. To make the most of your time and money, tell your advisor about your transfer plans early in the admissions process.

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Career Options

People with these jobs collect facts and write stories for the media and help transmit broadcasts.

Required Classes for Broadcasting and Multimedia Journalism | AAS

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
ELE 101 Industrial Safety 1
MMS 142 Media Literacy 3
MMS 101 Mass Media 3
MMS 132 Writing for the Mass Media 3
CIN 104 Media Production and Equipment 3
CIN 114 Introduction to Editing and Motion Graphics 2
MUS 285 Audio Production & Equipment I 3
MMS 131 News Reporting 3
MMS 161 Broadcasting Practicum I 1
MMS 411 Broadcasting Seminar I 1
CIN 116 Management and Operations 3
CIN 126 Video Field Production 3
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
MMS 156 Media Ethics 2
MMS 162 Broadcasting Practicum II 2
MMS 412 Broadcasting Seminar II 1
CIN 127 Live Video Production 3
MUS 302 Studio Production in Mass Communication 3
SMM 101 Social Media Explored 3
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
MMS 157 Newscast Structure and Producing 3
MMS 163 Broadcasting Practicum III 2
MMS 265 Mass Communications Law 3
CIN 118 Technical Production in Media 3
PSY 102 Human & Work Relations 3
MMS 932 Internship 3

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Chris Mansfield
Chris Mansfield
Instructional Program Coordinator
Sioux City Campus, Room B210
Michael Jones
Michael Jones
Audio, Video, Broadcasting Instructor
Dr. Michael Rohlena
Dr. Michael Rohlena
Assoc Dean of Instruction for Career & Technical Education
Sioux City Campus, Room B107

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $13,002.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $13,068.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,075.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

Advisory Board

Keith Bliven KTIV
Bridget Breen KTIV
Dana Castillo KMEG 14/FOX 44
John Curry KCAU 9
Mary Harnett KWIT
Andy Bottger KCAU TV
Dan Delgado KCAU TV
Bruce MIller Sioux City Journal