Audio Production Technologies

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Keith Heffner

Residential Faculty - Music-Audio Production Technol

480-461-7450

This program is part of the Music Department.

Audio Production Technologies

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.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or degrees is the fastest way to realize your dreams.

Certificates

The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Audio Production Technologies program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Audio Production Technologies Track 1 Audio Production
Certificate of Completion CCL Audio Production Technologies Track II Sound Design
Certificate of Completion CCL Sound Design

Degrees

MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Audio Production Technologies program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Audio Production Technologies - Track I Audio Production
Associate in Applied Science AAS Audio Production Technologies - Track II Sound Design

Career Opportunities

The Audio Production Technologies program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians $38,690
Sound Engineering Technicians $39,780
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

Meet with an Advisor

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan 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. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.