Interested in a career in radio?
Become a DJ
Parkland College offers great courses and opportunities in the Communication Arts and Broadcasting. Enroll in COM 141 and COM 142, where you'll be trained in the use of broadcast equipment and operation and will be assigned a regular on-air shift at WPCD FM. Receive hands-on training in creating and editing audio files. Use programs such as Adobe Audition, Wide Orbit, and Natural Music.
My portfolio has been made entirely from my work at WPCD with great coaching and experience in what future employers are looking for. I feel confident and prepared for a position in my field. — Austen Pontious, Parkland Broadcasting Student
Learn the Music Business
Perimeter Road Sound Recording (PRSR) is a student-staffed record label at Parkland College. PRSR provides students who are interested in the music business an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they learn in the classroom to real-world experiences.
Become a Sports Announcer
CobraSports.Net is a student and faculty production team that strives to bring Parkland College athletics to audiences both new and old. We are also a training ground for students of sports broadcasting. The core of that effort is a production-centered course, COM 150, Sports Broadcasting. This course, which may be repeated for six credits, provides professionally directed teaching and lab experience in all the venues in which Parkland athletes compete.