Certificate of Completion in Audio Production Technologies

Audio Production Technologies

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Audio Production Technologies

Academic Plan Code




Audio Production Technologies Track 1 Audio Production

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Audio Production Technologies program offers students an opportunity to receive training on industry-standard equipment. Students learn the concepts and theory associated with recording arts technologies while applying them in lab settings appropriate to their skill levels. Students completing the Audio Production program will gain the knowledge base, competency, and confidence they need to enter the commercial music marketplace. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is also available. MC, PV
Track I - Audio Production: GC, PC, SC
Track II - Sound Design: GC, PC, SC

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC MUC195 or
Studio Music Recording I or
Studio Music Recording I
RC MTC191 Electronic Music I 3
RC MTC103 Introduction to Aural Perception 1
RC MTC101 Introduction to Music Theory 3

Term 2

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC MUC109 Music Business: Merchandising and the Law 3
RC MUC111 Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I) 3
RC MUC196 or
Studio Music Recording II or
Studio Music Recording II
RC MTC192 Electronic Music II 3

Term 3

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC MUC110 or
Music Business: Recording and Mass Media or
Recording Studio Business Operations
RC MUC112 Digital Audio Workstation II (DAW II) 3
RC MUC197 Live Sound Reinforcement I 3
RC MUC295 Studio Music Recording III 3

Term 4

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC MUC198 Live Sound Reinforcement II 3
RC MUC297AA Music Internship 1

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD's program website for the Certificate of Completion in Audio Production Technologies (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=108462).