Broadcast Technologies Department

Supervisor: Jane Armellino, 908-284-7178, jarmelli@hcrhs.org

Mrs. Armellino holds an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from New York University. Before coming to Hunterdon Central, she was a member of the technical staff of Bell Communications Research. Mrs. Armellino has been at Hunterdon Central since 2004, as a Mathematics teacher and Supervisor of Special Projects. Her favorite projects allow her to combine her technical background with her love of teaching. She has worked extensively with Hunterdon Central’s Robotics team and was Code Club advisor for ten years, working with students on projects such as the Prevention Resources Help App, which was developed by Code Club students in 2020.

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These courses may be used to satisfy the 21st Century Life and Careers or Career Technical Education graduation requirements. Please note: Prerequisite requirements for all courses are listed in the course descriptions. Please read these carefully to ensure that all prerequisite courses have been taken before selecting a course.


2023-2024 Broadcast Technologies Course Descriptions

#850 - INTRO TO BROADCASTING - 2.5 CREDITS
Grades 9-12

This introductory course provides students with the opportunity to get experience with the tools used in the creation of audio and video productions. Students will learn how to use microphones, audio mixers, cameras, professional level video and editing software, and other tools of the trade through project-based learning experiences.

#855 – TELEVISION/VIDEO PRODUCTION 1- 2.5 CREDITS
Grades: 9-12
Prerequisite: #850 Intro to Broadcasting

Television/Video Production 1 is a course that explores the fascinating world of digital video and television production. Students learn the ”nuts and bolts” of the production process, use professional equipment in a modern digital TV studio and gain experience with industry-standard video editing software. Students work in collaborative teams to produce video projects using small cameras while learning the basics of studio and field production, lighting, and sound. Special emphasis is placed on creativity and the writing process. Classes also tape daily announcements which are seen in the school and throughout the community via the school's educational access television channel.

#856- TELEVISION/VIDEO PRODUCTION 2 - 5 CREDITS
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: #855 Television/Video Production 1

Television/Video Production 2 builds on the skills learned in Television/Video Production 1. Students explore the techniques and styles of various video genres while learning advanced production skills. The class is project-based, collaborative, and emphasizes writing, creativity, and the development of professional skills. Students build on editing skills learned in Television/Video Production 1 and incorporate special effects to increase the quality of their productions. In addition, students in this class compete against other schools in a state-wide challenge to write, produce, and edit a short film.

This course has a dual enrollment agreement with Rider University. Eligible students who complete this course can earn 3 credits for Rider’s course, COM 131, Fundamentals of Video Production. Visit the HCRHS dual enrollment webpage for more information.


#851- RADIO BROADCASTING 1 - 2.5 CREDITS
Grades: 9-12
Prerequisite: #850 Intro to Broadcasting

Radio Broadcasting 1 is an introductory course intended to prepare the student interested in a career in radio. The course provides students with an opportunity to work in a real radio studio as well as examine the various departments and personnel that go into making a radio station function. The course is divided into technical and non-technical instruction. Technical topics include sound, consoles, microphones, basic production, and FM station operations. Non-Technical topics include broadcast performance, news, programming, and the history of broadcasting. Students may also gain on-air experience and can earn up to 1.25 credits for participation in a 10-week-long optional radio show.

#852 - RADIO BROADCASTING 2 - 5 CREDITS
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: #851 Radio Broadcasting 1

Radio Broadcasting 2 builds on the skills learned in Radio Broadcasting 1. Some students may serve as student managers of various departments at WCVH, the student-run radio station. The course is divided into technical and non-technical instruction. Technical topics include podcasting, advanced production, and advanced station operations. Non-technical topics include sales, management, interviewing techniques, population demographics, audience research, and copywriting. Students may also gain additional on-air experience and can earn up to 1.25 credits for participation in a 10-week-long optional radio show.