American Broadcasting School Online Program

American Broadcasting School (ABS) was founded by Del Cockrell in 1970 in Oklahoma City, OK.  The distance learning arm of the school was created in March 2007 to meet the growing demand for its programs thus increasing its reach world wide.  American Broadcasting School is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).

At American Broadcasting, the school will teach students the skills to become a professional broadcaster.  Online professors are available to help students understand key concepts of the broadcasting business in a methodical manner.   Curriculum in the course is scaffolded to help students understand basic concepts prior to moving on to more complex concepts or tasks.   Keys to a successful broadcasting career include intimate knowledge and understanding of vocal coaching, live shows, social media mastery, broadcast theory, and professional networking.

Students enrolled in American Broadcasting School will receive all necessary software and equipment needed to complete the program.  An ABS student can expect customized computer-based broadcasting software akin to ENCO or AudioVault.  In addition, students will receive digital production software, a compact USB mixer, a pair of state-of-the-art headphones, a microphone stand, and microphone.

ABS is a vocational school aimed at preparing students to step into broadcasting with an array of programs that include: on-air shows, writing and producing commercials, assembling newsworthy stories, sports casting, advertising, computer based broadcast technology, and digital production.  Courses are delivered through a series of modules over the span of 34 weeks for a total of 1,032 hours during the program.

Online students will need to meet the minimum qualification as set forth by ABS and have access to a laptop or desktop computer with the following:

  • DSL or high speed internet connectivity
  • 100 GB of free hard disk space
  • Microsoft DirectX compatible sound card with microphone input jack
  • 1 GB of RAM or greater
  • Intel Pentium 4 processor or greater

Please visit the school’s website for more information on programs offered and consumer disclosures.

Programs Offered

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*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

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Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships96%$4,750
Receiving Student Loans96%$6,256

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