image:people in a circleAccess Humboldt offers several sessions aimed to train and educate members on proper use of equipment and facilities. After completion, members can rent equipment, schedule studio time and use the editing stations to create their program. Check out our online classes schedule.



CMC Orientation

Offered at no charge to members of Access Humboldt. This 2-hour overview of the Community Media Center (CMC) is a prerequisite for all certifications (Field Production Certification, video editing, studio production, etc.). Attendees will be given a full tour of the CMC and will be introduced to the community resources and common procedures at Access Humboldt. Upon completion, members will be certified to check out Flip video cameras and add their name & talents to HIP (Humboldt Interactive Pool). There will be more information about HIP at the orientation.

Field Certification

This four-hour course teaches participants the proper use and handling of the basic field production equipment available for check out from AH, as well as familiarizing them with proper check-out policies and procedures. The camera packages available to members consist of Canon HV20 & HV40 HiDef cameras, a variety of microphones (stick, lavaliere & shotgun), and tripods. A three-lamp Colortrans light kit is also available to members who have completed the course. The CMC Orientation is a pre-requisite for all certification courses. The class is offered on the third Saturday of alternating months. Space is limited to eight participants. The fee for this class is $40. Pre-payment will guarantee your spot in the class.

Studio Certification

This is a four-hour session will allow you to reserve studio space and produce content for the channels in our in-house Hi-Def production facility at the Community Media Center. Learn how to operate our high-definition studio and control room (switcher, mixer, lights, cameras, roles, and more). The CMC Orientation is a pre-requisite for all certification courses. The cost for the class is $40 per student, and the only pre-requisite is that you be a member in good standing that has completed Orientation.