Oakland Community College 


Associate in Liberal Arts (BAT.ALA)

Restricted Program

   The Broadcast Option is a cooperatively arranged program with Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts. Oakland Community College will grant a block of 18 credit hours (applicable to Associate in Liberal Arts – Broadcast Option only) to students who have completed the Radio and Television Broadcasting course with Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts. In addition to the 18 credit hours, students must meet the OCC requirements for a degree in Associate in Liberal Arts - Broadcast Option.
   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.
   Because transferability of credits varies with colleges and universities, programs and department majors, students are urged to discuss their program plans with an OCC counselor and transfer institution.

   Graduating from this program does not automatically qualify the student for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) endorsement. Students in this program seeking MTA endorsement should work closely with an OCC counselor to identify classes from the MTA List which apply to the endorsement and to degree requirements.

   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, are restricted in use and application.

Major Requirements Credits
Complete at Specs Howard School of Broadcast 18

Required Supportive Courses
ENG 1510 Composition I 3
ENG 1520 Composition II 3

COM 12901 Interpersonal Communication  
COM 16001 Fundamentals of Speech  
COM 1710-1740  Forensic Activity  
COM 26101 Persuasion  
COM 26201 Oral Interpretation of Literature  
COM 2640 Leadership and Small Groups  

General Requirements
Fine Arts/Humanities 11
Math/Science2 8
Physical Education 1
POL 1510 American Government 3
Social Science   8

Recommended Electives
BUS 1100 Introduction to Business 4
BUS 1210 Starting and Operating a Small Business 3
CIS 1000 Computer Literacy 1
CIS 1050 Personal Computer Productivity Tools (MS-Office) 4
COM 2403 Communication Arts and Technology Internship 3
JOR 1620 Introductory Journalism 3
See degree requirements for an Associate in Liberal Arts degree
Necessary Electives to Total

1   Course may be used to meet Communication requirement.
2   Must include an approved lab/science course and completion of MAT 1150 or higher.