Broadcasting Schools in California

California, which was state number 31st in order of inclusion to the United States, has many outstanding colleges and universities for students to choose from. Broadcasting schools in California can help students gain the understanding and proficiency needed to successfully launch a career as a broadcast professional. There are 86 broadcasting colleges in California from which students can pick the one that best suits their needs. In the 2008-2009 school year, reportedly 1,349 students completed broadcasting programs in California.

CitySchoolPrograms Offered
Broadcasting Schools in Aptos Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA, 95003
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Arcata Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA, 95521
  • Bachelors in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Bakersfield Bakersfield College
1801 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA, 93305
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Berkeley University of California-Berkeley
Gayley Rd & Stadium Rim Way
Berkeley, CA, 94720
  • Masters in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Blythe Palo Verde College
One College Drive
Blythe, CA, 92225
  • Certification in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Chico California State University-Chico
First and Normal Sts
Chico, CA, 95929
  • Bachelors in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Chula Vista Southwestern College
900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA, 91910
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Costa Mesa Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Cupertino De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA, 95014
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in El Cajon Grossmont College
8800 Grossmont College Dr
El Cajon, CA, 92020
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Fairfield Solano Community College
4000 Suisun Valley Rd
Fairfield, CA, 94534
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Fremont Ohlone College
43600 Mission Blvd
Fremont, CA, 94539
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Fullerton Fullerton College
321 E Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA, 92832
  • Certification in Broadcast Journalism
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Gilroy Gavilan College
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd
Gilroy, CA, 95020
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Glendale Glendale Community College
1500 N Verdugo Rd
Glendale, CA, 91208
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Hayward Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA, 94545
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Huntington Beach Golden West College
15744 Goldenwest St.
Huntington Beach, CA, 92647
  • Certification in Broadcast Journalism
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Imperial Imperial Valley College
380 E. Aten Road
Imperial, CA, 92251
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Irvine Concordia University
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA, 92612
  • Bachelors in Communication Journalism and Related Programs
University of California-Irvine
204 Administration
Irvine, CA, 92697
  • Bachelors in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in La Mirada Biola University
13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA, 90639
  • Bachelors in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in La Verne University of La Verne
1950 Third St
La Verne, CA, 91750
  • Bachelors in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Livermore Las Positas College
3000 Campus Hill Drive
Livermore, CA, 94551
  • Certification in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Long Beach California State University-Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA, 90840
  • Bachelors in Journalism
Long Beach City College
4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA, 90808
  • Certification in Broadcast Journalism
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Broadcast Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Los Altos Hills Foothill College
12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA, 94022
  • Certification in Broadcast Journalism
  • Associates in Broadcast Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Los Angeles California State University-Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St
Los Angeles, CA, 91330
  • Bachelors in Journalism
Los Angeles City College
855 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA, 90029
  • Associates in Journalism
Los Angeles Pierce College
6201 Winnetka Ave
Los Angeles, CA, 91371
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Los Angeles Southwest College
1600 W Imperial Hwy.
Los Angeles, CA, 90047
  • Associates in Journalism
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
400 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90015
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 91401
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
University of Southern California
University Park
Los Angeles, CA, 90089
  • Certification in Communication Journalism and Related Programs
  • Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism
  • Bachelors in Communication Journalism and Related Programs
  • Bachelors in Journalism
  • Masters in Broadcast Journalism
  • Masters in Communication Journalism and Related Programs
  • Masters in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Malibu Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA, 90263
  • Bachelors in Communication Journalism and Related Programs
  • Bachelors in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Merced Merced College
3600 M St
Merced, CA, 95348
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Mission Viejo Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Pky
Mission Viejo, CA, 92692
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Modesto Modesto Junior College
435 College Ave
Modesto, CA, 95350
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Monterey Park East Los Angeles College
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA, 91754
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Moorpark Moorpark College
7075 Campus Rd
Moorpark, CA, 93021
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Moraga Saint Marys College of California
1928 Saint Marys Road
Moraga, CA, 94556
  • Bachelors in Communication Journalism and Related Programs
Broadcasting Schools in Norwalk Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd
Norwalk, CA, 90650
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Oakland Laney College
900 Fallon St
Oakland, CA, 94607
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Ontario Providence Christian College
1056 E Philadelphia St
Ontario, CA, 91761
  • Bachelors in Communication Journalism and Related Programs
Broadcasting Schools in Orange Chapman University
One University Dr.
Orange, CA, 92866
  • Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism
  • Bachelors in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Oroville Butte College
3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA, 95965
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Oxnard Oxnard College
4000 S Rose Ave
Oxnard, CA, 93033
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Palm Desert College of the Desert
43-500 Monterey Ave
Palm Desert, CA, 92260
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Pasadena Pasadena City College
1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA, 91106
  • Certification in Broadcast Journalism
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Broadcast Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Pittsburg Los Medanos College
2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA, 94565
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Rancho Cucamonga Chaffey College
5885 Haven Ave
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91737
  • Certification in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Redding Shasta College
11555 Old Oregon Trail
Redding, CA, 96003
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Redwood City Canada College
4200 Farm Hill Blvd.
Redwood City, CA, 94061
  • Certification in Communication Journalism and Related Programs
Broadcasting Schools in Riverside California Baptist University
8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA, 92504
  • Bachelors in Journalism
Riverside Community College
4800 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA, 92506
  • Certification in Communication Journalism and Related Programs
Broadcasting Schools in Sacramento American River College
4700 College Oak Dr
Sacramento, CA, 95841
  • Associates in Journalism
California State University-Sacramento
6000 J St
Sacramento, CA, 95819
  • Bachelors in Journalism
Cosumnes River College
8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA, 95823
  • Associates in Broadcast Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA, 95822
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in San Bruno Skyline College
3300 College Dr
San Bruno, CA, 94066
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in San Buenaventura Ventura College
4667 Telegraph Rd
San Buenaventura, CA, 93003
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in San Diego Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, CA, 92106
  • Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism
  • Bachelors in Journalism
San Diego City College
1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA, 92101
  • Certification in Broadcast Journalism
  • Associates in Broadcast Journalism
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA, 92182
  • Bachelors in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in San Francisco City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94112
  • Certification in Broadcast Journalism
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94132
  • Bachelors in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in San Jose San Jose City College
2100 Moorpark Ave
San Jose, CA, 95128
  • Certification in Communication Journalism and Related Programs
  • Associates in Communication Journalism and Related Programs
  • Associates in Journalism
San Jose State University
1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA, 95192
  • Bachelors in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in San Luis Obispo California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
One Grand Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93407
  • Bachelors in Journalism
Cuesta College
Highway 1
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93403
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in San Marcos Palomar College
1140 W. Mission
San Marcos, CA, 92069
  • Certification in Broadcast Journalism
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in San Mateo College of San Mateo
1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, CA, 94402
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in San Pablo Contra Costa College
2600 Mission Bell Dr
San Pablo, CA, 94806
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in San Rafael Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave
San Rafael, CA, 94901
  • Bachelors in Communication Journalism and Related Programs
Broadcasting Schools in Santa Ana Santa Ana College
1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA, 92706
  • Certification in Broadcast Journalism
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Broadcast Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Santa Barbara Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA, 93109
  • Certification in Broadcast Journalism
  • Certification in Communication Journalism and Related Programs
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Broadcast Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Santa Clarita College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA, 91355
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Santa Monica Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA, 90405
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Scotts Valley Bethany University
800 Bethany Dr
Scotts Valley, CA, 95066
  • Bachelors in Communication Journalism and Related Programs
Broadcasting Schools in Susanville Lassen Community College
Hwy 139
Susanville, CA, 96130
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Taft Taft College
29 Emmons Park Drive
Taft, CA, 93268
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Thousand Oaks California Lutheran University
60 W Olsen Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360
  • Bachelors in Communication Journalism and Related Programs
Broadcasting Schools in Torrance El Camino Community College District
16007 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, CA, 90506
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Victorville Victor Valley College
18422 Bear Valley Rd
Victorville, CA, 92395
  • Certification in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in Visalia College of the Sequoias
915 S Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA, 93277
  • Associates in Journalism
Broadcasting Schools in West Covina East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program
1501 W Del Norte St.
West Covina, CA, 91790
  • Certification in Communication Journalism and Related Programs
Broadcasting Schools in Whittier Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA, 90601
  • Certification in Journalism
  • Associates in Journalism

Broadcasting Salaries in California

City 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile 75th Percentile 90th Percentile Average
Aptos $18,040.00 $19,580.00 $26,020.00 $39,260.00 $52,460.00 $30,570.00
Arcata $20,780.00 $24,520.00 $28,065.00 $33,915.00 $40,760.00 $29,840.00
Bakersfield $22,090.00 $24,700.00 $31,650.00 $43,650.00 $51,450.00 $35,530.00
Berkeley $25,225.71 $30,807.14 $42,514.29 $58,920.00 $58,711.43 $48,905.71
Blythe $23,078.33 $27,681.67 $35,976.67 $47,636.67 $63,856.67 $40,183.33
Chula Vista $23,540.00 $28,138.57 $37,125.71 $53,417.14 $78,908.57 $44,967.14
Costa Mesa $26,302.86 $33,858.57 $43,890.00 $58,538.57 $73,532.86 $48,132.86
Cupertino $20,577.14 $24,362.86 $31,837.14 $44,088.57 $60,201.43 $37,460.00
El Cajon $23,540.00 $28,138.57 $37,125.71 $53,417.14 $78,908.57 $44,967.14
Fremont $25,225.71 $30,807.14 $42,514.29 $58,920.00 $58,711.43 $48,905.71
Fullerton $26,302.86 $33,858.57 $43,890.00 $58,538.57 $73,532.86 $48,132.86
Gilroy $20,577.14 $24,362.86 $31,837.14 $44,088.57 $60,201.43 $37,460.00
Hayward $25,225.71 $30,807.14 $42,514.29 $58,920.00 $58,711.43 $48,905.71
Huntington Beach $26,302.86 $33,858.57 $43,890.00 $58,538.57 $73,532.86 $48,132.86
Irvine $26,302.86 $33,858.57 $43,890.00 $58,538.57 $73,532.86 $48,132.86
Livermore $25,225.71 $30,807.14 $42,514.29 $58,920.00 $58,711.43 $48,905.71
Los Altos Hills $20,577.14 $24,362.86 $31,837.14 $44,088.57 $60,201.43 $37,460.00
Mission Viejo $26,302.86 $33,858.57 $43,890.00 $58,538.57 $73,532.86 $48,132.86
Moraga $25,225.71 $30,807.14 $42,514.29 $58,920.00 $58,711.43 $48,905.71
Oakland $25,225.71 $30,807.14 $42,514.29 $58,920.00 $58,711.43 $48,905.71
Ontario $23,078.33 $27,681.67 $35,976.67 $47,636.67 $63,856.67 $40,183.33
Orange $26,302.86 $33,858.57 $43,890.00 $58,538.57 $73,532.86 $48,132.86
Palm Desert $23,078.33 $27,681.67 $35,976.67 $47,636.67 $63,856.67 $40,183.33
Pittsburg $25,225.71 $30,807.14 $42,514.29 $58,920.00 $58,711.43 $48,905.71
Rancho Cucamonga $23,078.33 $27,681.67 $35,976.67 $47,636.67 $63,856.67 $40,183.33
Redwood City $25,255.71 $30,367.14 $43,208.57 $62,448.57 $83,570.00 $49,387.14
Riverside $23,078.33 $27,681.67 $35,976.67 $47,636.67 $63,856.67 $40,183.33
Sacramento $21,803.75 $28,092.50 $40,526.25 $61,496.25 $41,047.50 $50,293.75
San Bruno $25,255.71 $30,367.14 $43,208.57 $62,448.57 $83,570.00 $49,387.14
San Diego $23,540.00 $28,138.57 $37,125.71 $53,417.14 $78,908.57 $44,967.14
San Francisco $25,255.71 $30,367.14 $43,208.57 $62,448.57 $83,570.00 $49,387.14
San Jose $20,577.14 $24,362.86 $31,837.14 $44,088.57 $60,201.43 $37,460.00
San Marcos $23,540.00 $28,138.57 $37,125.71 $53,417.14 $78,908.57 $44,967.14
San Mateo $25,255.71 $30,367.14 $43,208.57 $62,448.57 $83,570.00 $49,387.14
San Pablo $25,225.71 $30,807.14 $42,514.29 $58,920.00 $58,711.43 $48,905.71
San Rafael $25,255.71 $30,367.14 $43,208.57 $62,448.57 $83,570.00 $49,387.14
Santa Ana $26,302.86 $33,858.57 $43,890.00 $58,538.57 $73,532.86 $48,132.86
Santa Barbara $29,043.33 $32,463.33 $44,193.33 $55,836.67 $71,763.33 $46,070.00
Scotts Valley $18,040.00 $19,580.00 $26,020.00 $39,260.00 $52,460.00 $30,570.00
Susanville $23,480.00 $27,660.00 $34,400.00 $47,510.00 $55,910.00 $37,730.00
Taft $22,090.00 $24,700.00 $31,650.00 $43,650.00 $51,450.00 $35,530.00
Victorville $23,078.33 $27,681.67 $35,976.67 $47,636.67 $63,856.67 $40,183.33
Visalia $17,600.00 $18,880.00 $24,750.00 $34,860.00 $49,860.00 $28,720.00

Broadcasting Jobs in California

Broadcasting Careers

ProfessionSkills RequiredDuties Performed
Broadcast Journalist
  • Negotiation: Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Operations Analysis: Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Gather information and develop perspectives about news subjects through research, interviews, observation, and experience.
  • Analyze and interpret news and information received from various sources in order to be able to broadcast the information.
  • Examine news items of local, national, and international significance in order to determine topics to address, or obtain assignments from editorial staff members.
Sound Engineer
  • Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Mix and edit voices, music, and taped sound effects for live performances and for prerecorded events, using sound mixing boards.
  • Convert video and audio recordings into digital formats for editing or archiving.
  • Prepare for recording sessions by performing activities such as selecting and setting up microphones.
Cameraman
  • Equipment Maintenance: Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Programming: Writing computer programs for various purposes.
  • Operations Analysis: Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Prepare slates that describe the scenes being filmed.
  • Design graphics for studio productions.
  • Adjust positions and controls of cameras, printers, and related equipment to change focus, exposure, and lighting.

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