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Division of Telecommunications

Division of Telecommunications

Division Chair:

Larry Powell, Assistant Professor and Dean of Telecommunications
D317
318-678-6304
lpowell@bpcc.edu

Faculty:

Associate Professor: Paula Kaszuba
Assistant Professor: Larry Powell
Instructors: Peggy Byers
Darrell Chitty
Pasqual "Pat" Divietro
Beverly Wasner

Division Associate Degree and Academic Certificate Information

Associate in Applied Science in Telecommunication with thirteen concentrations:
Broadcasting, The Business of Makeup, The Business of Music, Computer Animation, Film, , Fine Art Photography, Graphic Design, Media for the Ministry, Photography, Radio, Sound Recording Technology, Television & Film Set Construction, and Television Production.

Certificate in Technical Studies with thirteen concentrations:
Broadcasting, The Business of Makeup, The Business of Music, Computer Animation, Film, Fine Art Photography, Graphic Design, Media for the Ministry, Photography, Radio, Sound Recording Technology, Television and Film Set Construction, and Television Production.

Technical Competency Areas (TCA) in twelve areas:
Broadcasting, The Business of Makeup, The Business of Music, Computer Animation, Film, Graphic Design, Media for the Ministry, Photography, Radio, Sound Recording Technology, Television and Film Set Construction, and Television Production.

Division of Telecommunications Mission Statement

The mission is to provide instruction for skills in Broadcasting, The Business of Makeup, The Business of Music, Computer Animation, Film, Fine Art Photography, Graphic Design, Media for the Ministry, Photography, Radio, Sound Recording Technology, Television & Film Set Construction, and Television Production. The mission is accomplished through assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, supervising, synthesizing, and communicating in areas of telecommunications.

Objectives of the Division of Telecommunications:

  • To provide an effective program that enables students to acquire basic skills in all aspects of Broadcasting, The Business of Makeup, The Business of Music, Computer Animation, Film, Graphic Design, Media for the Ministry, Photography, Radio, Sound Recording Technology, Television & Film Set Construction, and Television Production.
  • To offer a comprehensive analysis of oral communication for a variety of performance situations.
  • To improve the opportunity for students to earn academic college credits for transfer to four-year institutions.
  • To offer associate degree programs, academic certificate programs, technical competency areas, and specialized career training.

General Division Information

The Division of Telecommunications houses the Telecommunications Center, which provides a support base for the College. This support includes, but is not limited to, television productions, teleconferencing, public relations, programming, photography, radio, and animation.

In addition, the Telecommunications Center manages the television and radio studios and coordinates live and taped cable television programming on the Public, Education, and Government (PEG) access channel on the local cable system. Programming is produced via two remote mobile vans. The electronic field production van is used for classroom instruction. The ENG (Electronic News Gathering) van is a fully equipped unit with microwave transmitter and supporting equipment.

Statement of Purpose

As part of its agreement with the city of Bossier City, Cox Communications of Bossier City has agreed to set aside cable channel twelve (12) as the Public, Education, and Government (PEG) access channel. With mutual consent of Cox Communications of Bossier City and Bossier Parish Community College, the Division of Telecommunications conducts the day-to-day operation of the PEG channel.

In order to serve the needs of the viewing public, the following guidelines and criteria have been established:

  1. All programming must fall into one of the three categories as addressed in the city charter (public, education, or government in nature).
  2. Programming will meet guidelines in decency and decorum.
  3. Only non-commercial, not-for-profit programs will be cablecast.
  4. The Division of Telecommunications reserves the right to refuse any programming that may be controversial or inflammatory in nature or does not meet the criteria as stated above.
  5. Cox Communications of Bossier City is ultimately responsible to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the content of the channel.

City council meetings, political forums, talk shows, news shows, children=s homework shows, and programs of interest to senior citizens and the retired military community are part of the programming on the PEG channel.

Program requirements

For the TCA:
Students entering the program need a high school diploma or an equivalent certificate, such as the GED.

For the Certificate of Technical Studies:
Students entering the program need a high school diploma or an equivalent certificate, such as the GED. Placement of participants in the various levels of the program, including advanced placement, will be determined by the ACT scores and examinations administered by BPCC. Certificate students must test out READ 099, into ENGL 101, and into MATH 099 as documented by ACT, placement test, or course completion.

For the Associate of Applied Science:
Students entering the program need a high school diploma or an equivalent certificate, such as the GED. Placement of participants in the various levels of the program, including advanced placement, will be determined by the ACT scores and examinations administered by BPCC.


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