Broadcast Communication Specialist 2019 schedule and prerequisites

Course: DINFOS-BCS

Location: 6500 MAPES ROAD, FT MEADE, MD

           

Class Schedule FY: 2019

 

Class

Report Date

Start Date

End Date

Class Type

010

21 Oct 2018

22 Oct 2018

04 Mar 2019

Resident

020

06 Jan 2019

07 Jan 2019

30 Apr 2019

Resident

030

03 Mar 2019

04 Mar 2019

25 Jun 2019

Resident

040

31 Mar 2019

01 Apr 2019

30 Jul 2019

Resident

050

02 May 2019

03 May 2019

29 Aug 2019

Resident

060

09 Jun 2019

10 Jun 2019

07 Oct 2019

Resident

 

Course Description


The graduate is prepared to perform skills in video documentation and broadcast journalism. In Functional Area 1, the apprentice communicator is introduced to Service-specific tasks that range from preparing and releasing information to the media, to understanding how to set up a unit web site. In Functional Areas 2 and 3, the apprentice communicator is prepared to write and announce broadcast news and spot information pieces. The apprentice communicator has learned voice dynamics and developed broadcast voice delivery skills for radio and video production. In Functional Area 4, the apprentice communicator is able to deliver various radio shows, including news and music, and audio spot production, and has examined the principles of recording and editing.

Functional Areas 5 and 6 expose the apprentice communicator to basic video shooting and editing, lighting skills, captioning, and studio operations, as well as more complex tasks such as spot, feature, and documentary production.

 

Special Information:

The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps require the submission of a voice analysis before reservations are made. The Voice Analysis is an official academic prerequisite and cannot be self-administered. Therefore, recruiters, PA specialists, or retraining NCO's must contact the Broadcast Operations and Maintenance Department Academic Director by email at dma.meade.dinfos.list.dot-bomd-va@mail.mil or by phone at 301-677-3188 for a copy of the VA script.

Voice Analysis instructions will accompany the script and are also available separately on the DINFOS website: http://www.dinfos.dma.mil/Dinfosweb/students/bomd.aspx. SPECIALTY AWARDED: USA MOS 46R; USAF AFSC 3N0X2; USN NEC 8150; USMC MOS 4313

 

Prerequisites for Course DINFOS-BCS

 

Verifiable Prerequisites

There are no Prerequisites in the Verifiable Prerequisites section. See other sections.

 

Prerequisite Courses

There are no Prerequisites in the Prerequisite Courses section. See other sections.

 

Text Prerequisites

 

U.S. Army:

**Course No longer Available to Army**

U.S. Marine Corps:

 

 

E-1 - E-5. Graduate of DINFOS-BPASC or DINFOS-BPAS-W course. The DINFOS staff and faculty will determine acceptable trainable voice quality on the basis of a recorded voice analysis. Voice analysis must be provided and approved by DINFOS prior to making a reservation in ATRRS. HQMC PA OCCFLD Sponsor may request waivers on a case-by-case basis. Minimum GT score of 110.U.S.

U.S. Navy:

 

 

E-1 - E-7. Graduate of DINFOS-BPASC or DINFOS-BPAS-W course or DINFOS-BMCSC-USN. The DINFOS staff and faculty will determine acceptable trainable voice quality on the basis of a recorded voice analysis. Voice analysis must be provided and approved by DINFOS prior to making a reservation in ATRRS. Navy Quota Manager may request waivers on a case-by-case basis. Minimum VE/AR score of 109.

Interagency:

 

 

Grade, duty position description and selection in accordance with specific agency guidance, policy and procedures. The DINFOS staff and faculty will determine acceptable and trainable voice quality on the basis of a recorded audition. Voice analysis must be provided to DINFOS and approved before candidate's reservation for training will be accepted.

International:

 

 

International students attending this course must have an English Comprehension Level (ELC) of 80. Mandatory voice audition tape, from a script provided by DINFOS, must be submitted. Approval is a prerequisite to screen candidate with non-trainable voice deficiencies. The DINFOS staff and faculty will determine acceptable voice quality on the basis of a recorded audition. Voice audition must be provided to DINFOS and approved before candidate's reservation for training will be accepted. Suggest the individual be proficient in Microsoft Word, and must be able to type 20 words per minute.