Disc Jockey Certificate

Certificate of Completion in Disc Jockey Techniques

The Disc Jockey Techniques Certificate of Completion (CCL) at Mesa Community College is part of a diverse professional studies program in Music Business and provides training for those seeking careers as live performance Disc Jockeys. The Disc Jockey Techniques Certificate at Mesa Community College provides a pathway for students to build their knowledge base, develop a broad understanding of live performance techniques, and to learn important business skills needed to succeed as a working music business professional.

MCC’s music business instructors are seasoned professionals who offer students real-world insight based on years of experience in the Music Industry.

Students can earn the Disc Jockey Certificate by completing all the required courses listed here. Courses are offered in fall, winter and summer semesters and many classes are available online and during the evening session. See Gainful Employment information  for this certificate here.

Example One-Year Program

First Semester (14 credits)

  • MUC109 Music Business: Merchandising and the Law (3)
  • MUC135 Introduction to Disc Jockey Techniques (3)
  • MTC103 Introduction to Aural Perception (2)
  • Any Restricted Elective Course(s) from Approved List (3)
  • MUC197 Live Sound Reinforcement I (3)

Second Semester (13 Credits)

  • MUC110 Music Business: Recording Industry and Mass (3)
  • MUC136 Turntablism: Scratch DJ (3)
  • MUC295AA Self-Promotion for the Music Industry (1)
  • MUC198 Live Sound Reinforcement II (3)
  • MKT101 Introduction to Public Relations (3)

Third Semester (8 Credits)

  • MUC137 Digital DJ Performance Techniques (3)
  • MUC297AA Music Internship (1)
  • Any Restricted Elective Course(s) from Approved List (3)

Example Two-Year Program

First Semester (13 credits)

  • Music Business: Merchandising and the Law
  • Introduction to Disc Jockey Techniques
  • Disc Jockey Lab (optional)
  • Introduction to Aural Perception
  • Live Sound Reinforcement I

Second Semester (11 Credits)

  • Music Business: Recording Industry and Mass
  • Turntablism: Scratch DJ
  • Disc Jockey Lab (optional)
  • Self-Promotion for the Music Industry
  • Live Sound Reinforcement II

Third Semester (7-10 Credits)

  • Digital DJ Performance Techniques
  • Disc Jockey Lab (optional)
  • Introduction to Public Relations
  • Any Restricted Elective Course(s) from Approved List

Fourth Semester (3-6 Credits)

  • Music Business Internship
  • Disc Jockey Lab (optional)
  • Any Restricted Elective Course(s) from Approved List

Prospective students may self enroll at my.maricopa.edu or contact the Advising Office at MCC for assistance.