About Our Program

If you love all things media, HFC's Telecommunication Program is for you. 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 or www.whfr.fm.)

Interested in our Program?

  • Job opportunities

    Producer, Director
    TV, Radio or Audio Editor Screenwriter Radio and TV Announcers and more

  • $29,100 to $58,800

    annual median income

  • 6.4% project growth

    in Wayne County

  • 24/7 FM radio station

    Real broadcast opportunity

  • Check-out professional equipment for student projects

Student Testimonials

  • Jennifer Rushton

    Jennifer Rushton

    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 with, 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 Callahan

    Chadd Callahan

    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 Morgan

    Austin Morgan

    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.

Featured Courses


Lists the faculty associated with this program and their contact information.
Name Credentials Email
Susan McGraw
FT Faculty - Telecommunication
A.A., Henry Ford College; B.A., Wayne State University*; M.A., Wayne State University* scmcgraw@hfcc.edu
Kimberly Conely
Telecommunications - Teaching - AFO
M.A., Wayne State University; Ph.D., Wayne State University kmconely@hfcc.edu
Sarah Himes
Telecommunications - Teaching - AFO
B.A., Wayne State University*; M.A., Wayne State University* smhimes@hfcc.edu
Thomas Hopkins
Telecommunications - Teaching - AFO
M.A., Wayne State University thopkins@hfcc.edu