If you love all things media, HFC's Telecommunication Program is for you.

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Our program provides you with a theoretical and practical foundation that covers the history of telecommunication, contemporary media concepts and theories, and future trends in the field. By the time you finish, you will have the knowledge and experience to enter the media field as a professional or continue your studies at a four-year program.

Shaped and supported by our creative and industry-experienced instructors, our curriculum is designed to provide you with knowledge and experience in a broad range of specialized media areas, including telecommunication history, video and audio production, film, media writing and performance, and broadcast journalism. You will gain hands-on training using our excellent facilities including a state-of-the-art Mac editing lab, fully functional TV control room, studio, and local cable channel, and a 24/7 FCC-licensed FM radio and internet station WHFR, 89.3FM.

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Testimonials and Endorsements

Jennifer R.


My time at HFC in the Telecommunication program was honestly a blast. I enjoyed the hands-on approach this program made possible. I enjoyed how we were able to learn different areas of media; i.e. behind the screen, radio, the technical aspect, the history of film, journalism and so much more! When I first knew I wanted to be in the media, my heart was always in radio/t.v. broadcasting. After I graduated from HFC, I continued my education at Specs Howard School of Media. After graduating from Specs, I have been able to work with companies such as WDIV channel 4, 101 WRIF radio station and now as a new employee of Cumulus Media in Ann Arbor. I'm thankful for all the Instructors at HFC and their passion for such a great program as this.

Chadd C.


Currently, I am the director of Digital Programming, Social Media, Video & Photography for Cumulus Media Detroit. While at HFC I stumbled upon an internship here at Cumulus Detroit. After inquiring to both Cumulus and Susan McGraw who runs the Telecommunications internship program at HFC, I was welcomed in with open arms. I was lucky to have a school that supported me in this endeavor and worked with me on the issues of working, going to classes and interning. I will forever be grateful for the opportunities I have been granted because of HFC.

Austin M.


I graduated in May 2015 and earned two associate degrees (Liberal Arts & Telecommunication). My experiences at HFC will be moments to remember for the rest of my life. There were many personal struggles, obstacles and hurdles I faced and had to climb each semester. However, Henry Ford College helped me discover what I was truly passionate for by broadening my horizons and shaping my reality toward the career path I've decided to go into.


Lists the faculty associated with this program and their contact information.
Name Credentials Email Phone
Susan McGraw
FT Faculty - Telecommunication
A.A., Henry Ford College; B.A., Wayne State University*; M.A., Wayne State University* 313-845-9842
Thomas Hopkins
FT Faculty - Telecommunication
B.A., University of Michigan Dearborn*; M.A., Wayne State University; Ph.D., Wayne State University 313-845-9774
Allen Mazurek
Telecommunications - Teaching - AFO
B.A., Wayne State University; M.S., Miami University
Courtney Spivak
Telecommunications - Teaching - AFO
B.A., Wayne State University; M.A., Wayne State University