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Television Broadcasting Technician Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Students prepare to apply the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the commercial television industry as television equipment operators.

You Will Learn
  • How to set up, operate, and maintain electrical and electronic equipment used in radio and television broadcasts.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Communication: Television Broadcasting Technician - PDF

Student Leadership Organization
SkillsUSA is the student leadership organization for Skilled & Technical Sciences Education. SkillsUSA provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. The organization builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes, and communication skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education, and pride in the dignity of work.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Audio and Video
  • Equipment Technician
  • TV Broadcasting Teacher
Workforce Trends
Employment growth will result from increased hours of programming, but will be offset by laborsaving technology. Numerous openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation permanently.

In 2010, 3D television is expected to enter the homes of Americans. This new technology will equal the transition from black-and-white to color television.

Nearly 25% of all American households watch TV online. Two-thirds of online TV viewers access programs through streaming video, while 41% choose free downloads.

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