Broadcast Communication Specialist USAF 2019 schedule and prerequisites


Location: 6500 MAPES ROAD, FT MEADE, MD


Class Schedule FY: 2019



Report Date

Start Date

End Date

Class Type


21 Oct 2018

22 Oct 2018

13 Mar 2019



06 Jan 2019

07 Jan 2019

09 May 2019



03 Mar 2019

04 Mar 2019

11 Jul 2019



31 Mar 2019

01 Apr 2019

08 Aug 2019



02 May 2019

03 May 2019

11 Sep 2019



09 Jun 2019

10 Jun 2019

17 Oct 2019



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.


Prerequisites for Course DINFOS-BCS-USAF


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

The submission of a voice analysis is required before reservations are made. The voice analysis is an official academic prerequisite and cannot be self-administered. Therefore, recruiters, PA specialists, or retraining NCOs must contact the Broadcast Operations and Maintenance Department Academic Director by email at or by phone at 301- 677-3188 for a copy of the VA script.


Prerequisites for Course DINFOS-BCS-USAF


US Air Force: E1 - E6.

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. SAF/PA Career Field Manager may request waivers on a case-by-case basis. Student must have a minimum general AQE score of 72.