Communication Services & Media Design

“The Educator”

“The Educator” is a joint partnership between South Suburban College and Governors State University that increases the educational opportunities both are able to supply. By merging program schedules and efforts, we are able to provide a richer learning experience to residents in over fifty municipalities.

Our broadcast area extends from Chicago, Illinois to Kankakee, Illinois on Comcast channel 16. You can find us on WideOpenWest (WOW!) Cable, channel 24 in South Holland, Oak Forest and Calumet City, Illinois. We have recently launched with AT&T U-verse TV on Channel 99 / South Holland, IL.

Our broadcast schedule contains original programming, satellite broadcast from sources such as NASA, the Pentagon, and the U.S. Department of Education, in addition to a variety of telecourses that may be taken for distance learning credit through Governors State University.

Audio – Video – Multimedia Production

Our department hosts the latest in broadcast technology including two AVID nonlinear editing systems. We offer a full service video and audio studio that support the following media formats: MPEG-2, BETACAM SP, DVCAM, DV, and DVD. Additionally, we provide video encoding for streaming and on-demand content as well as CD-Rom/DVD development.

Bulldog Bites

Covers news and events happening around campus.

Home Game Heroes

Recaps sporting events around campus.


Airs on South Suburban College’s educational channel, “The Educator”. It features the people and programs that we think you should know about.

SSC Arts

Showcases various concerts, plays, and art exhibits at South Suburban College.

Classroom Technologies

We provide installation services and support for a variety of classroom technologies including SMART Boards, interactive systems, and video projectors.

Satellite Downlinks

The Main Campus has two satellite dishes with Digital, C and KU analog band capabilities. Programs can be downlinked from satellite and viewed live on campus or recorded for future use.

Teaching & Learning Center

Located in the main campus library, the TLC is provides support to students with online instructional components and training to faculty/staff in the use of campus technology. No appointment necessary.

Web Development

Our department has the design and technical responsibilities of the College’s web and electronic media endeavors. For additional information, please contact our Web Development Team.