Television Production

A.A.S. - Occupational Degree

AWC provides TV classes and programs on AWC-74, cable channel 74. This is a joint project with NAU in Yuma, the City of Yuma, the Yuma Educational Consortium, and Time Warner Cable. AWC-74 programming includes telecourses offered by AWC faculty, courses from other educational institutions, PBS shows, productions and cablecasts of educationally related subjects, cultural events, and AWC sports. AWC’s TV studio is a modern facility which trains students who are seeking a job in television, production companies, and media related fields. The program provides practical experience in the use of professional equipment in a television studio.

Program Purpose

Graduates will demonstrate (1) basic knowledge in television production that will prepare them to obtain an entry-level position within the field and (2) critical thinking skills in AWC’s General Education focus areas.

Learning Outcomes

  • Write clearly and concisely.
  • Research critically, filter the results and present them in a cogent manner.
  • Resolve and execute standard pre‐production skills including planning, scripting, budgeting, and crew and equipment selection.
  • Utilize basic video production equipment correctly, safely and creatively in various production settings.
  • Operate post production equipment for audio and video editing for distribution on a variety of contemporary and emerging platforms.
  • Analyze, interpret and exercise critical judgment in the evaluation of media productions.
  • Utilize ethical and moral responsibility throughout the production process..
  • Demonstrate a hands‐on ability to perform.
  • Collaborate and function within a production team.