Learn to be on the Air
At Asnuntuck Community College, you will learn radio and audio in a hands-on setting. First is the audio production class, covering the basics of studio equipment, and recording and editing. After completing Audio Production, you’ll move on-air to host a weekly three-hour shift on WACC.
Within two years, you can earn an Associate’s Degree from our regionally-accredited program. The credits you earn at Asnuntuck can then be transferred to a four-year school to complete your bachelor’s degree, which most employers in the communications industry require for entry-level positions.
Transfers to Four-Year Schools
Past Communications Program students have transferred many four-year programs, including:
- Central Connecticut State University
- Eastern Connecticut State University
- Goddard College, Guilford College
- Howard University
- Johnson State College
- Lesley University
- University of Connecticut
- University of Maryland
- Westfield State University
Our studios include the ENCO automation system, which is employed by thousands of radio stations worldwide, including several here in Connecticut. ENCO combines all the audio elements – songs, public service announcements, music beds, and more — to support your on-air performance. Our control boards are from popular manufacturer AXIA, and train you in an environment that you’ll need in the real world.
All Facets of the Radio Industry
Radio is a field with many important jobs that make the on-air product come together – from programming the music and creating public service announcements and commercial production, to creating exciting imaging and promotions. You’ll learn to produce Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and commercials, create an engaging news, weather, and sports cast, as well as get an introduction to radio programming to learn why things are done the way they are.
About the Communications Degree Program
Asnuntuck offers an Associate in Science degree in Communications, as well as options in Broadcasting or Journalism. The Communications program is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge and skills needed in the rapidly-changing field of communications. You can find more details on our Courses & Catalog page.
Students choosing the Broadcasting option focus their studies on media production. Classes include audio and video production, as well as web design. Broadcasting students are encouraged to enroll in the radio practicum class and pursue internships, as hands-on experience is highly valued in this aspect of the communications industry.