Smith and Arnone put together the course with an anticipated enrollment of 30 to 40 students. As the first day of class neared, 80 students had expressed an interest. When outside work was made available through the series, more than a dozen students jumped at the opportunity, Smith said. Much of the work is done after and outside of the school as part of the club, he said.
Students taking the course and members of the broadcast club are interested in various field of the industry, said Smith. Some want to be videographers, journalists, do voice work or become on-air personalities. The production of the "Safe at Home" series gives each of their ambitions a chance to pan out, he said.
The first part of the series is expected to be completed by the end of the month.
Arnone and Smith are already planning the second installment of the series and have begun working with students to develop topics. CPR, identity theft and providing information to seniors to help them avoid scams are all topics in the works, said Smith.