# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Radio Communications I Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Radio Communications I (8640/36 weeks, 140 hours) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8640
Duration:36 weeks, 140 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:10–11

Students learn practices related to the management and operation of a broadcasting station. Students are introduced to the radio industry, news reporting, and broadcast engineering. Students learn basic electricity and electronics, including all aspects of safety as well as related mathematics.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
    • Audio and Video Technology and Film
    • Journalism and Broadcasting
    • Performing Arts

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course



Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.