Online Audio-Visual Classes and Training Programs

Find out what classes can prepare you for a career as an audio-visual or broadcast technician. Learn about online course options, career possibilities and employment outlook. Schools offering Digital Media Production degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

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Online Few schools exist online for pure AV technology
Programs Audio and visual technology associate's degree, electronics and engineering technology certificates and degrees
Courses Sound circuit, frequency amplifiers, analog electronics, digital audio analysis, electronic relays, video formatting, power supplies, broadcast transmission devices, multimedia editing, broadcast production graphics

What Online Audio-Visual Classes and Training Programs Are Available?

Very few schools offer online programs in the field of audio-visual technology. However, you could learn the fundamentals of audio-visual systems through electronics and engineering certificate and degree programs. These programs cover technical topics related to the use of audio-visual equipment. Possible fields of study include television production, home theater design and audio-visual systems.

Many training programs in this field are campus-based due to the need for hands-on practice and experience. You can find online and on-campus programs at undergraduate certificate, associate degree and bachelor's degree levels.

What Will I Learn?

Common topics in an electronics engineering technology program include sound circuits, frequency amplifiers, analog electronics, digital audio analysis, electronic relays and technical writing. In a broadcast engineering course, you might study video formatting, power supplies and broadcast transmission devices.

An associate degree program in video and audio production technology might include classes in multimedia editing, broadcast production graphics, audio terminology and electrical distribution. Bachelor's degree programs typically cover more electronics systems training and engineering education that you can apply toward your career in audio-visual technology. In a campus-based program, you'll often complete hands-on coursework in digital media labs or school production facilities.

How Do Online Programs Work?

You'll need a computer with Internet access and an active e-mail account. You might need to install software programs, like Adobe Acrobat, Windows Media Player or Microsoft Excel. Video simulations might be used to demonstrate hands-on electronic technology concepts. Additional requirements might include a webcam and a USB port for required hardware.

What Kinds of Jobs Could I Qualify For?

With training in electronics, you might find work as an audio-visual or broadcast technician. In an audio-visual technician position, you'd set up electronic, sound and video equipment for use in such venues as convention halls or live music sites. As a broadcast technician, you'd operate equipment used by radio and television stations. In either case, you could be required to maintain and repair the equipment.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of employed audio-visual technicians was expected to increase 14% from 2012-2022 (www.bls.gov). Job growth during this period was attributed to an increased need for the installation and repair of electronic equipment in schools and private companies. The number of working broadcast technicians was projected to grow by three percent during the same period. The BLS noted that improvements in technology and industry consolidation limited employment growth for broadcast technicians during this time.

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