Audio Production Technologies

Program Detail

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Keith Heffner

Residential Faculty - Music-Audio Production Technol


Office: ST 28 - Room: 109

This program is part of the Music Department.

Miking a kick drum in the recording studio. Tweaking the vocal mix during a concert. Adjusting the audio feed of a remote telecast from across the continent. These are the things you’ll do as an audio pro. And the Audio Production Technologies program at MCC is the gateway to your career in audio.

In our program, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to enter the commercial music marketplace. Our program offers you the opportunity to learn from instructors with real world experience and serious resumes. We emphasize studio recording, live concert sound, digital audio workstations, and electronic music. You’ll work on industry-standard equipment and take responsibility for recording sessions and live music events. On top of the hands-on training, you’ll take classes in music theory, the music business, aural perception, and more.

Career Profile

Quick Stats

Example Titles
Audio Technician
Audio Engineer
Broadcast Technician
Sound Technician
Recording Engineer
Sound and Acoustical Consultants
Types of Employers
Multimedia Facilities
Postproduction Houses
Recording Studios
Live Sound Companies
Radio and TV Broadcasters
Movie and TV Production Companies

Overall employment of audio technicians is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations over the next few years. Entry-level audio technician jobs are expected to face stiff competition in major markets where the pay is higher and the number of qualified jobseekers exceeds open positions. Entry-level job prospects are expected to be better in small cities and towns for beginners with the appropriate training. Turnover in this field is high.

Audio Technicians often:

  • Work with microphones, cameras, tape recorders, and control panels
  • Work on location, but mostly work indoors
  • Work evenings and weekends
  • Train through broadcast technology or electronics course
  • Take courses to keep skills up to date

Available Associate Degrees and Certificates

Degree / Certificate Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Audio Production Technologies - Track I Audio Production Course Sequence
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Audio Production Technologies - Track II Sound Design Course Sequence
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Audio Production Technologies Track 1 Audio Production Course Sequence
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Audio Production Technologies Track II Sound Design Course Sequence
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Sound Design Course Sequence

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Audio Production Technologies program is available through the Music department. You can also contact Academic Advisement for general advising. Both will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.