At San Joaquin Delta College’s Radio & Television department you will learn the art and craft of creative storytelling in radio, television, film and new media. Our programs are designed to prepare students for 21st century broadcasting.
Whether you’re interested in becoming on-air talent, or working behind the scenes in audio, video or new media design, development and production, you can explore it all in RTV.
Broadcasting from the college's Radio & Television department in the Shima 146 classroom, KWDC is our fully functional, noncommercial, FCC-compliant terrestrial radio station that mirrors a professional radio station. KWDC exists as an experiential lab to prepare students for work in the broadcasting industry. Participating students learn planning, production and execution of multimedia messages including social media and emerging trends. KWDC provides LIVE student-produced programming from 8:30am-4:30pm during school hours and provides prerecorded programming and music the rest of the time to bring our listeners a 24/7 schedule.
We produce mini-movies, documentaries, and video communication as part of our television and film production curriculum. Our students create content that is placed on our department YouTube page and occasionally submitted for air on our local Comcast station.
Radio & Television courses are designed to develop a strong base of knowledge and skills that will serve as a foundation for further study of Radio & Television. The Media Studies Certificates are designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the radio, television and related electronic media industries. The Radio & Television, Associate in Arts degree is designed to prepare students for electronic media careers and transfer to a California State University.
What Are the Degree & Certificate Options?
Consumer Information & Cost
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Possible Career Opportunities
Students majoring in RTV enter broadcasting, cable, online media, and related industries. According to Learn.org and the Bureau of Labor Statistics the following are some of the jobs available in this field: author, producer, editor, rigger, actor, advertising, animator, announcer, camera operator, cinematographer, fundraiser, director, film and video editor, marketing, movie and stage grip, multimedia artist, music director, news anchor, producer, promotions, public relations, reporter, sales, sports broadcaster, videographer, visual effects, voice-over artist, and writer.
Students can pursue graduate degrees in the field of mass or electronic communication for work in audio and video production, web development, radio and television, cable television, and media departments of agencies, institutions, and businesses.
Some careers may require more than two years of study.
Successful Radio and Television program graduates have found employment working at local radio stations, television stations, film/cinema production companies, video/videography production services, and multimedia companies, to name a few.
Most Radio and Television graduates successfully transfer to four-year colleges/universities with Radio, Television, Film, and Multimedia programs.
RTV Lab Technician:
Where are we located?
On the San Joaquin Delta College Campus, Shima 146
Pursuant to Television Broadcasting Rule 47 CFR 73§ 73.853 section 1, the programming aired on KWDC 93.5 LPFM will focus on the “advancement of an educational program.”
This is directly aligned with the SJDC District Mission Statement:
San Joaquin Delta Community College District serves the needs of students and the District community by providing excellent post-secondary education to the associate degree level, general education and preparation for transfer to other post-secondary institutions, career and technical education, economic development, and the development of intellectual autonomy. To achieve this objective, the faculty and staff are committed to offering high quality instructional programs, student services, and efforts to enhance the public good.
In addition, the operation of KWDC at San Joaquin Delta College supports the District Vision Statement:
The faculty, staff, and students of San Joaquin Delta Community College District envision a community of lifelong learners, passionately pursuing and achieving ever-higher educational goals, and fully appreciating the diverse and dynamic world around them.
In fulfilling its mission and vision, San Joaquin Delta College acts upon the following principles:
The Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and students believe excellence requires
Open and honest communication,
Commitment to high academic standards,
Respect for intellectual and ideological diversity,
Appreciation of historical perspective,
Appropriate application of advancing technologies,
Investment in career and technical education, and economic and workforce development,
A vital connection to the arts,
Celebrating and embracing the cultural diversity of the community, and
Opportunities for physical development and competitive athletics.
Institutional renewal includes continuous improvement through
evidence-based institutional research concerning student access, retention, success,
effective methods of developing and revising educational programs and services,
the study and application of effective methods of teaching and learning,
commitment to clear outcomes and effective assessment to enhance student performance,
the enhancement of appropriate student-centered support services,
the effective application of technologies, and
the continual professional development of all faculty and staff.
Student success and equity at the post-secondary level may require appropriate
developmental instruction as well as instruction in English as a second language, through
an institutionally-integrated developmental education program that leads directly toward completion of a degree, certificate, and/or to transfer to another post-secondary institution, or viable employment.
Appropriate educational resources are available to all qualified students.
Delta College commits to encouraging good citizenship, responsible leadership, and wise stewardship of resources through ethical leadership, and respect for education as a lifelong endeavor.
San Joaquin Delta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community
and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial
Blvd., Novato, CA. 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized
by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S.
Department of Education.
Career Technical Education:
San Joaquin Delta College’s Radio Television department is a Career Technical Education program. A CTE program of study is one that involves a multiyear or multi-semester sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to a career. For more information about SJDC’s CTE programs https://www.deltacollege.edu/dept/ctetransitions/CareerTechnicalEducationPrograms.html