Broadcast Engineering Distance Education Course
CIE's distance education Broadcast Engineering course was designed to provide the specialized knowledge required for a career as a broadcast engineering technician at an AM or FM radio station or at a TV station.
Learn about emerging technologies and get started on a new and exciting career path!
After you complete this program you'll receive a nationally accredited Diploma with the opportunity to obtain two professional trade certifications. (SBE and CET)
This course is also valuable for the cable television technician who must maintain and repair studio equipment.
High-Definition Video Lessons for Broadcast Engineering
CIE's instruction staff updated this program to include lessons on High-Definition Video Filmmaking and the change to digital broadcasting that was mandated by the Federal Government.
Master the basics of High-Definition Video Filmmaking and then move on to more advanced topics such as how to install and configure an HDV editing system, lighting for HDV, how to edit and mix audio and how to use 3D images and animations in your work.
What You Will Learn
This course (course 2) starts with electronics technology and then moves
on to topics that include:
• AC and DC circuit theory
• Identifying Components
• Working with Printed Circuit Boards
• Systematic Troubleshooting
• Radio-Frequency Circuits
• Satellite Communications
• High-Definition Video Filmmaking
• HDV Post-Production Techniques
• Digital Broadcasting
• Cellular Radio
• Terrestrial Microwave Communication Systems
• Digital Data Communications
• Television Fiber Optics and more
Special Offer to New Broadcast Engineering Students - ends May 31st!
on-line in Course 2 - Broadcast Engineering for
$10 down while saving 35% off tuition.
Finance your tuition ($1,284) with new low monthly payments of $50.
CIE accepts credit card, PayPal, Western Union, money order or check. Call a CIE Guidance Counselor at (800) 243-6446 with any questions or e-mail us.
Education Benefits Available for Military Personnel and Veterans
Build on your military training with an Accredited Diploma from CIE!
CIE is approved for the training of veterans and eligible military service personal for educational benefits under the G.I. Bill, the Post 9/11 GI Bill and military tuition assistance under the DANTES program for service members on active duty in the Armed Forces.
Funds are also available for eligible military spouses under the Military Spouse Career Advancement Initiative.
Call a CIE Guidance Counselor at (800) 243-6446 or email CIE to see how easy it is to put your Military Education Benefits to work for you today!
No Risk Trial Period - Money Back Pledge
You can enroll with confidence because CIE will refund any money paid if you're not completely 100% satisfied with this course - no questions asked.
You have 30 days or 5 lessons to determine if CIE is the right school for you. If not, we'll promptly refund your money. (Supercedes standard cancellation policy.)
How Does The Broadcast Engineering Program Work?
This program contains 95 lessons that you can complete at home. When you finish a lesson you can take your exam on-line on CIE's e-grade Web site anytime you want - day or night! Your test will be processed and your score emailed back to you.
The program was created specifically for the distance education student. Experience a step-by-step method of learning that allows you to complete each lesson at your own pace when it's convenient for you.
Instructor support is included with tuition. Our instructors work directly with you one-on-one to answer your questions and provide you with technical assistance when needed - even if it's on a Saturday!
Earn an Accredited Diploma
Students graduate with a Nationally Accredited Diploma in Broadcast Engineering.
CIE is an Accredited Member of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) located in Washington, DC.
The DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
Course 2 graduates may continue their education with CIE and receive full academic and tuition credit that can be applied towards CIE's more advanced programs like courses 11, 14B, and the A.A.S. Degree Program.
In fact, this course contains 20 credit hours towards CIE's accredited Associate Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology.
Study Guide for CET Exam
A study guide on how to prepare for the Associate-Level Certified Electronics Technician (CET) exam is also included. This test is administered by the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians and has over 46,000 certified technicians across the globe!
The Society of Broadcast Engineers Certification
Graduates are eligible to earn a Certified Broadcast Technologist certification (CBT) from the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE).
SBE is the only organization devoted to the advancement of all levels and types of broadcast engineering. Some of the benefits of joining SBE are listed below.
Certification enhances your value to your employer, or if you are self-employed, preparing you to meet the changing needs of your clients.
To help keep broadcast engineers up-to-date on emerging technologies and important industry issues, SBE sponsors Ennes Workshops and educational programs at your local SBE chapter.
Whether you’re looking to find or fill a position as a broadcast engineer, SBE JobsOnline and the SBE ResumeBank should be the first place you go.
Life, health, business and professional liability insurance programs are available to members at competitive rates. In addition, a free sample contract is available for contract engineers along with discounts on books, car rentals and industry event registrations.
With more than 5,000 members and more than 100 local chapters, SBE provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of information to help you keep pace with our rapidly changing industry.
Separate yourself from the rest of the pack!
A CIE diploma combined with these two professional certifications enable employers to separate knowledgeable job applicants from those with less training and skills.
Another big advantage of enrolling in CIE is that you can study at your own pace and CIE's open enrollment policy means you can start this program at anytime.
Some students go through the program slowly, others at an accelerated level so we can accommodate almost any arrangement that suits you best. With our generous time allotment of 24 months for Course 2 you can be assured to have enough time to complete your program.
Completion Time Allowed: 24 Months
20 Credit Hours Toward CIE's
Preparation for FCC License &
What is Distance Education?
Distance Education or Distance Learning is when the instructor and the student are in separate locations. This curriculum is specifically designed to educate students who live at a distance from a college. Questions about course material can be answered though CIE's qualified instructors via e-mail, chat room, telephone or mail.
Distance education is quickly becoming the new way to earn a degree.
This program explores important theories and principles related specifically to broadcasting, but because it does not contain any laboratory work, it is best suited to those students who already have some previous education or practical experience in electronics.
Student Textbook Responsibilities
Students are responsible for purchasing a limited number of textbooks for this course that are not included in tuition.
Please call a Guidance Counselor at (800) 243-6446 if you
have any questions.
Textbook Buyback Program
Some lesson modules in this course include textbooks that would qualify for our Textbook Buyback Program.
CIE’s Textbook Buyback Program enables you to sell your textbooks back to CIE for tuition credit once you are finished with your learning module. They must be in a like-new appearance with no marks, tears or folds.
You are under no obligation to use this service but if you don’t want to keep your textbooks for reference we’ll be happy to buy them back and give you tuition credit. You can start this program at any time during your course.
Broadcast Engineering Lessons
• Current and Voltage
• Controlling Current and Voltage
• Power Distribution
• Portable Extension Cords
• Static Electricity
• Electric Currents and Semiconductor Devices
• Fractions and Decimal Numbers
• Reciprocals, Percentages, and Powers of Numbers
• The Three Basics of Electric Circuits: Voltage, Current, & Resistance
• Ohm's Law, Conductors, and Insulators
• Connecting and Tracing Battery Circuits
• Identifying Components
• Tracing Wiring on Printed Circuit Boards
• Roots of Numbers, Ratio, and Proportion
• Inverse Proportion and Negative Numbers
• Parallel Circuits
• Equivalent Circuits
• Applications of Kirchhoff's Laws
• Series-Parallel Circuits
• Voltage and Power
• Vital Statistics of AC Circuits
• Magnetism and Magnetic Circuits
• Induced Voltage and Current
• Thinking Circuits and Automatic Switches
• Relays and Robots
• Scientific Notation
• Units of Measure
• Mutual Inductance and Magnetic Coupling
• Electrical Charges and Capacitance
• Capacitors in Action
• Rectifiers and Amplifiers
• Transistor and FET Amplifiers
• Reading and Using Graphs
• Phasors and Formulas
• Simplifying Circuit Analysis by Using Kirchhoff's Laws
• Currents and Voltages in AC Circuits
• Resonant Circuits
• Using Semiconductor Diodes
• Operation of Semiconductor Devices
• Unregulated Power Supplies
• Operation of Tubes and Transistors
• How To Work With Transistors
• Audio Amplifiers and Equipment
• Radio Frequency Amplifiers
• Operational Amplifiers
• Measuring and Measuring Instruments
• Understanding and Using the Oscilloscope
• Regulated Power Supplies
• Systematic Troubleshooting
• Circuit Response to Non-Sinusoidal Waveforms
• Clippers, Clampers, and Binaries
• Intro to Communications Systems
• Radio-Frequency Circuits
• Amplitude Modulation
• Angle Modulation
• Digital Communication
• The Telephone System
• Data Transmission
• Local-Area Networks
• Wide-Area Networks & the Internet
• Digital Modulation and Modems
• Multiplexing and Multiple-Access Techniques
• Transmission Lines and Radio-Wave Propagation
• Broadcast Transmitters
• Transmission Lines - Measurements and Adjustments
• Microwave Devices
• Terrestrial Microwave Communications Systems
• Television Fiber Optics
• Satellite Communication
• Cellular Radio
• Personal Communication Systems
• Paging & Wireless Data Networking
• Fiber-Optics Systems
• FCC Review Element 1 - Part 1
• FCC Review Element 1 - Part 2
• Pointers and Practice for Passing FCC General Class Exam Part 1
• Pointers and Practice for Passing FCC General Class Exam Part 2
• Understanding High-Definition Video Formats
• Choosing an HDV Camcorder
• Installing and Configuring an HDV Editing System
• Operating an HDV Camcorder
• Lighting for HDV
• Designing Effective Compositions
• Editing HDV
• Color Correcting Video
• Editing and Mixing Audio
• Creating Graphics and Effects for HDV
• Working with 3D Animation & Effects
• Delivering HDV Content
End of lessons required for a diploma.