Approvals

The Academy of Radio Broadcasting, 16052 Beach Blvd., Suite 263, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 has been approved to operate by The Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education under the California Education Code Section 94915. Approval to operate means that The Academy is in compliance with the minimum state standards and does not imply any endorsement or recommendation by the state or by The Bureau.

The educational program offered by The Academy is validated by the Accrediting Commission of the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), a national accrediting agency listed with the U.S. Department of Education. .

Radio Broadcasting

The Radio Broadcasting Program is a comprehensive training program that consists of 36 Quarter Credits (900 hours) of studio time and instruction over a 30-week period equaling one full academic year. Students must attend at least 24 hours per week to be a full time student for financial aid purposes. The education combines hands-on, live broadcasting from fully equipped studios with practical and theoretical information, production, Vocal Coaching, Personal Instruction, and Career Guidance. The Courses provide complete skills training allowing graduates access to entry-level career positions in the broadcast industry as Air Personalities, Newscasters, Sportscasters, Commercial Producers, and as well as other stimulating opportunities, including self-employment on their own Internet radio station, and voice over and commercial production via the Internet. The Academy will coordinate with students, as space and practicality permit, the best times for them to attend. This open structure allows Students to attend to their personal responsibilities while pursuing their career goals.

The Program is structured in terms of Quarter Credits for easy interpretation by other institutes. The conversion ratio: every 20 hours of scheduled training is 1 Quarter Credit. Students successfully completing the program are awarded a certificate

70%Completion rate for year end 2016
80% Placement rate for year end 2016

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Summary Report for:
27-3011.00 – Radio and Television Announcers

Talk on radio or television. May interview guests, act as master of ceremonies, read news flashes, identify station by giving call letters, or announce song title and artist. Sample of reported job titles: News Anchor, Anchor, Television News Anchor (TV News Anchor), Announcer, Meteorologist, Host, Program Director, Sports Director, Radio Announcer, News Director

View report: Summary Details Custom Tasks | Knowledge | Skills | Abilities | Work Activities | Work Context | Job Zone | Education | Interests | Work Styles | Work Values | Related Occupations | Wages & Employment | Additional Information

Tasks

  • Prepare and deliver news, sports, and/or weather reports, gathering and rewriting material so that it will convey required information and fit specific time slots.
  • Read news flashes to inform audiences of important events.
  • Identify stations, and introduce or close shows, using memorized or read scripts, and/or ad-libs.
  • Select program content, in conjunction with producers and assistants, based on factors such as program specialties, audience tastes, or requests from the public.
  • Study background information in order to prepare for programs or interviews.
  • Comment on music and other matters, such as weather or traffic conditions.
  • Interview show guests about their lives, their work, or topics of current interest.
  • Discuss various topics over the telephone with viewers or listeners.
  • Host civic, charitable, or promotional events that are broadcast over television or radio.
  • Make promotional appearances at public or private events in order to represent their employers.

Knowledge

Education – Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate’s degree.

Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Skills

Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Time Management — Managing one’s own time and the time of others.

Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.

Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Abilities

Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.

Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

Work Activities

Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.

Work Context

Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?

Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?

Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?

Frequency of Decision Making — How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?

Contact With Others — How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?

Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?

Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?

Structured versus Unstructured Work — To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?

Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?

Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?

Job Zone

Title Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

Education
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate’s degree.

Related Experience
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

Job Training
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

Job Zone Examples
These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include food service managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, interviewers, and insurance sales agents.

SVP Range
(6.0 to < 7.0)

Education

Interests

Interest code: AES

Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

Work Styles

Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.

Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

Independence — Job requires developing one’s own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

Work Values

Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

Related Occupations

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27-3021.00 Broadcast News Analysts
27-3022.00 Reporters and Correspondents
27-3043.04 Copy Writers
27-3043.05 Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers
41-3011.00 Advertising Sales Agents

Wages & Employment Trends

National Median wages (2009) $13.23 hourly, $27,520 annual Employment (2008) 55,000 employees Projected growth (2008-2018) Decline slowly or moderately (-3% to -9%) Projected job openings (2008-2018) 15,500 Top industries (2008) Information Self-Employed State & National Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2009 wage data and 2008-2018 employment projections . “Projected growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2008-2018). “Projected job openings” represent openings due to growth and replacement

 

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