Media Studies: Sports Media Technology

About the Program

Sports is more than just a hobby, it can be your career. If you are comfortable with public speaking, and you want to share your passion for sports with the world, sports media technology is a great major for you.

The sports media technology program will give you the opportunity to cover games for radio, television, and news. You will work with the professional staff at our on-campus cable television station, CBTV17, and our popular radio station, 89.7 The River, to get hands-on experience in sports announcing, video and audio production, and sports writing. In addition, you will learn about ethics, marketing, and web page design.

Our students also get real-world experience by completing an internship. As a sports media technology major you will learn how to develop the skills you need to move directly into the sports media industry after graduation.

Career Information

This program is designed for students intending to enter the workforce upon completion of this two-year degree. This program prepares students for a career as a sports media specialist in radio, television, and journalism fields.

Salary Information

Salary: Regional
Average: $25,000

* Salary information from the Iowa Western Program Chair.

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Length: 2 Years
Award: A.A.S.
Average Class Size: 12
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day & Evening
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus