Communications and Broadcasting Technology

 herd tv

Communications Technology

Mr. Ed Fox -Communications & Broadcasting Teacher
 Mr. Najee Ferguson-Graphics Art and Design Teacher

Required Courses for Program Completion: Exploring Video Production I -Broadcast Communications I -Broadcast Communications II-Graphic Communications I -Graphic Communications II 


Courses in the Communications Technology: Broadcasting-Graphics program provide opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills in the field of multimedia technology. Instruction in the program includes audio/visual technology, troubleshooting techniques, computer operation and maintenance, data transmission and management, oral and written communication, concept development, layout and design, computer graphics, image capture, audio, video, web-related technologies and animation. Students utilize state of the art computers, cameras, software and CASD’s television studio to produce a daily television program called HERD TV.  Opportunities exist for students to create video projects for a variety of internal school needs. There are also video production opportunities with on-location production in the form of live streams of school events of several kinds.  Students can also create banners, signs, paper products and other promotional items using state of art digital press technology available in the high school’s Graphics Arts lab. The program follows the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s approved scope and sequence for Communications Technology; therefore, a capstone cooperative education experience is available to students in the senior year. As a recognized Program of Study, students can take advantage of numerous statewide and local articulation agreements to gain post-secondary credits.

 CTE Logo


Career Safe OSHA-10 hour general industry: students who earn this certification can demonstrate their knowledge of workplace safety.
ACA (Adobe Certified Associate)
Advanced Career Readiness Certification through SkillsUSA
related files

Communications Program Overview
Communications PDE Approved Task List
Course Descriptions and Scope and Sequence 
related links

Herd TV Webpage
Mr. Fox's Teacher Webpage
Mr. Ferguson's Webpage