Broadcast Arts Technology (BAT.AA)

Arts and CommunicationsArts and Communications

Associate in Arts

Arts and Communication


Orchard Ridge Campus

The Broadcast Option is a cooperatively arranged program with Specs Howard School of Media Arts. Oakland Community College will grant a block of 18 credit hours (applicable to Associate in Arts – Broadcast Option only) to students who have completed the Radio and Television Broadcasting course with Specs Howard School of Media Arts. In addition to the 18 credit hours, students must meet the OCC requirements for Associate in Arts – Broadcast Option degree.

This program prepares students for entry level employment in such areas as television production, broadcast journalism, journalism, internal communications, public relations, writing for the media and media management.

Graduating from this program qualifies the student for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) endorsement. Students should work closely with an OCC counselor to identify courses from the MTA List which apply to the endorsement and to select courses that will satisfy the intake requirements of the intended transfer institution.  

All courses that satisfy MTA requirements must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher.  All courses comprising the 62 credits required for the degree must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Because transferability of credits varies with colleges and universities, programs, and departmental majors, students are urged to discuss their program plans with an OCC counselor and an advisor at the intended transfer institution.

*This program has been designed to meet the particular needs of business and industry. Although offered by Oakland Community College, this program is not available to the general public and, therefore, is restricted in use and application.  Program admission is limited to students who have graduated from Specs Howard School of Media Arts within three (3) years of starting the BAT.AA program at Oakland Community College.

Program Plan Example - Not Available

Major Requirements
Complete at Specs Howard School of Media Arts18
Required Supportive Courses
ENG 1510Composition I3
ENG 1520Composition II3
Complete 6 credits from the following COM courses:6
Interpersonal Communication3
Fundamentals of Speech3
Oral Interpretation of Literature3
Leadership and Small Groups3
COM 1710 - COM 1740 Forensic Activity (See course list below)
General Requirements
Fine Arts / Humanities6-8
Natural Sciences7-10
Social Sciences6-7
Recommended Electives
Introduction to Business4
Starting and Operating a Small Business3
Computer Literacy1
Personal Computer Productivity Tools4
Communication Arts and Technology Internship3
Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses52-59
Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Arts degree. Must be completed from courses numbered 1000 through 2999.3-10
Total Credit Hours62

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation. 

Forensic Activity

COM 1710Forensic Activity1
COM 1720Forensic Activity1
COM 1730Forensic Activity1
COM 1740Forensic Activity1