Broadcasting – Radio – Algonquin College

Program Info

School: Algonquin College
Faculty: Media and Communications
Degree: Diploma
Field of Study: Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
Description: Use your voice to become a leader in the radio communication industry.

The two-year Broadcasting – Radio Ontario College Diploma program prepares you for both the creative production elements and the technical quality in operations needed for a career in radio broadcasting. You gain practical experience working at Algonquin College`s two radio stations – CKDJ 107.9 FM and AIR AM 1700. With the help of a second-year mentor, you are on the air within three weeks of starting the program.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:* These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]
Application Notes : International applicants must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: (IELTS / TOEFL) IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT) Overall 80, with a minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20.


LOCATION: Ottawa, Ontario
ENTRANCE DATES: January, May, September
TELEPHONE: (613) 727-4723 – 7031
TOLL FREE: (800) 565-4723
FAX: (613) 727-7665
ADDRESS: 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology was established in 1967, and is located on the unceded territory of the Algonquin People. The College has served over 50 years as a leader in post-secondary education and undergone significant growth since its establishment. Algonquin students are sought out by employers in every industry due to the hands-on skills and career focus they gain from learning in realistic lab and classroom environments. By the time students graduate, they are ready to take on the work world.


Algonquin College provides on-campus housing for students, with a variety of room options to choose from. Whether you are looking for a female only room or a male only room, we have something that will fit your needs. Our rooms are all shared occupancy, so you will be able to meet new people and make friends during your time here. Plus, our mandatory Meal Plan ensures that you always have access to food when you need it. Payment options are available, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with the school if you have any questions. 


You must be 19 years of age or older to register in any course. Students 18 years of age or less must possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent to register. Students under 19 years of age and without an OSSD will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Most programs have other admission criteria or requirements as well. These may include specific academic prerequisites, completion of an essay, test or questionnaire, submission of a portfolio and/or attendance at an information session. It is your responsibility to find out about and complete any mandatory program requirements. The specific admission requirements for each program are listed in detail in Programs & Courses.

Requirements for International Students


If your first language is not English, you will need to complete a language assessment or provide IELTS documentation or another English proficiency testing. Each program has published minimum scores for program eligibility. Please follow this link and review the program eligibility for your selected program


Procedure for Canadian Students

Applicants who wish to apply for a program must complete an application form through An application fee (payable to of $110, and an official transcript, must accompany your application form. receives and records applications and applicant responses to offers of admission from the college(s).


Procedure for International Students

International Students: If you will be studying in Canada on a study permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, you must complete the International Student Application at


Academic Year

Type of System Semester
Entrance Dates January, May, September
Language of Instruction English

Fees & Scholarships

International student: $16,417

Notes for Canadian Students:

College fees are set in accordance with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ policies. Fees must be paid each term for you to officially register for your classes. Your costs will vary depending on your program of study, lifestyle and other variables.

Notes for International Students:

A differential fee will apply to international students. Please contact International at for current fee information.

Scholarships, prizes and awards are given in recognition of academic excellence, and can include money, plaques, books, medals, etc, or any combination thereof. They are given in recognition of achievement at a variety of levels (program, department, school), for various areas (subject, program, activity, student government, etc.) and often reflect the interest and commitment of donors from the community. Visit Financial Aid page for more information.

Dr. John Davis Burton AwardAlgonquin College, Carleton University, La Cité Collégiale, University Of Ottawa/Université D’Ottawa n/s October 31, 2023 Low

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