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Course Number: RTVB 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: RTVB 1320 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: RTVB 1329 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: RTVB 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: RTVB 1347 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: RTVB 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: RTVB 1381 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: RTVB 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, NLC

Course Title: Special Topics in Radio and Television Broadcasting

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: RTVB 1392 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: RTVB 1409 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: RTVB 1421 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: TV/Video Field Production

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Video field camera set up and operation for broadcast and digital media. Incorporates basic editing and field audio techniques. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: RTVB 1425 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: RTVB 2282 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Cooperative Education - Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: RTVB 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: TV/Video 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. (1 Lec., 7 Lab.)


Course Number: RTVB 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: RTVB 2370 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: RTVB 2383 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Cooperative Education - Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: RTVB 2430 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: RTVB 2437 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: TV/Video 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.)


Course Number: RTVB 2455 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: TV/Video 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.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) 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.