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RTVB 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Radio and Television Broadcasting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)


RTVB 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Introduction to Television Technology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Identification and operation of current television production equipment. Includes digital and analog signal concepts and use. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


RTVB 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Convergence of Electronic Media
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: History and future of electronic media. Includes radio, television, Internet, and convergent technologies. Recognizes regulatory and economic issues. Explores career opportunities in electronic media. (3 Lec.)


RTVB 1320 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Television Lighting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to theory and application of lighting for television production. Includes lighting equipment for various production environments, color, angle, intensity, distribution, lighting control scrim, screens and gels. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RTVB 1329 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Scriptwriting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Writing of commercials, public service announcements, promos, news documentaries, and other broadcast and film materials. Emphasis on the format and style of each type of writing and development of a professional writing style. (3 Lec.)


RTVB 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Broadcast Engineering
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Engineering video productions including the basic alignment/adjustment of cameras, test equipment, storage devices, and other studio equipment. Basic system design and construction. Examines digital standards for broadcast, cable, satellite, and network distribution. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RTVB 1347 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Audio/Radio Production II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Audio production theories regarding multitrack recording, studio live production and equipment operation. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RTVB 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Cooperative Education - Radio and Television
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career related activities encountered in the students area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)


RTVB 1381 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Cooperative Education - Radio and Television
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)


RTVB 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, NLC

Special Topics in Radio and Television Broadcasting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RTVB 1305, concurrent enrollment in RTVB 1305 or with approval from instructor.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RTVB 1392 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Special Topics in Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


RTVB 1409 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Audio/Radio Production I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Concepts and techniques of sound production including basic recording, mixing, and editing techniques. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


RTVB 1421 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

TV Field Production
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Pre-production, production, and post-production process involved in field television production. Topics include field camera setup and operation, field audio, television directing, and in-camera or basic continuity editing with an emphasis on underlying principles of video technology. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


RTVB 1425 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

TV Studio Production
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Basic television production and planning techniques including video, audio and lighting equipment commonly used in a studio. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


RTVB 2282 (2 Credit Hours) New course added after June 9, 2014
Offered at NLC

Cooperative Education - Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 12 hours of Video Technology courses. The student should secure an internship position in the industry prior to enrolling.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)


RTVB 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Television Production
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Pre-production, production, and post-production process involved in multiple-camera studios. Includes advanced instruction in camera operation, lighting, audio, and television directing. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


RTVB 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Commercial Recording Techniques
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Skills in multi-track recording productions for the commercial audio recording industry. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


RTVB 2370 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Business Aspects of Video Technology
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This general business course for video stresses personnel management, production budgeting, staffing, decision-making, portfolio/resume development, interviewing techniques, site selection, contract law, and copyright management. Use of legal and financial advisors with a variety of business topics related to production companies, use of post houses, professional organizations, taxes, insurance, entrepreneurship, distribution, marketing, and sales will be discussed in depth. (3 Lec.)


RTVB 2382 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Cooperative Education - Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 12 hours of Video Technology courses. The student should secure an internship position in the industry prior to enrolling.
Course Description: Career related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (1 Lec., 17 Ext.)


RTVB 2383 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Cooperative Education - Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 12 hours of Video Technology courses. The student should secure an internship position in the industry prior to enrolling.
Course Description: Career related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (1 Lec., 17 Ext.)


RTVB 2430 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Film and Video Editing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Film and broadcast editing for the preparation and completion of shorts, trailers, documentaries, and features. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


RTVB 2437 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

TV Production Workshop I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Design and production of video content for location or studio shoots adhering to deadline and quality control restrictions. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


RTVB 2455 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

TV Production Workshop II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Producing various projects demonstrating mastery of field and/or studio competence (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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