TCM-294: Telecommunication Internship

Liberal Arts
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Telecommunication Internship
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
To be taken towards end of student's TCM degree completion. Pre-approval from Instructor is required before enrolling.
Catalog Course Description

Offers on-the-job experience with a telecommunication business, such as a radio or TV station, a cable TV studio, or advertising or public relations office. Minimum requirement of 150 hours of work (volunteer or paid as established by selected company). Positions vary from semester to semester. Student should contact the instructor for counseling and permission at least one month before the semester begins.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

To obtain on-the-job experience with a telecommunication business or organization for the purpose of exploring how a real-world facility functions, day to day operations, rules and regulations, and examining and contributing to key tasks associated within the business or organization.

Core Course Topics
  1. The workings of a real-world telecommunication facility to showcase basic telecommunication knowledge learned and gain advanced knowledge of that specific field.
  2. Project log and maintaince system for completed skills used in resume or portfolio support.
  3. Successful integration into a working media environment.
  4. Industry and specific facility evaluation as it relates to coursework, future career trends, and networking opportunities.
  5. The impact of specific media outlet, its role in society and ethical standards.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • Evaluate and apply completed coursework learned in a real-world telecommunication environment.
  • Illustrate and defend when asked about project log and maintenance system for personal resume or portfolio.
  • Successfully integrate in student's chosen field with working professionals and contribute to the success of the specific facility in an ongoing way.
  • Synthesize behind-the-scenes knowledge of the inside workings of a specific media outlet and ongoing examples of what it takes to be successful.
  • Create a first impression as a contributor to the specific media outlet for possible future employment or resume reference.
  • Generate valuable networking contacts through association as a contributor to the specific media outlet for possible future employment or resume reference.
  • Outline and define the overall impact of the media outlet, its critical role in society locally, globally and ethically, and how the student's input made a difference through an agreed-upon written log, project or critical essay at the semester's end.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  • Evaluation log to be completed and graded at semester's end of student's contribution to specific media outlet.
  • Final evaluation by media supervisor of facility student was placed in.
  • Final graded student presentation, written and/or verbal, expressing evaluation of student's analysis of media entity and its impact on our local society.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2019
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date