Associate in Applied Science in Disc Jockey Techniques

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Disc Jockey Techniques

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail


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

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Disc Jockey Techniques program is designed to prepare students for employment as a live-performance disc jockey (DJ). This program is designed to provide the student an understanding of how businesses related to the DJ profession are organized and operated in this highly competitive and rapidly changing profession.

Required Courses Credits: 27

MKT101Introduction to Public Relations3
MTC103Introduction to Aural Perception1
MUC109Music Business: Merchandising and the Law3
MUC110Music Business: Recording and Mass Media3
MUC135Introduction to Disc Jockey Techniques3
MUC136Turntablism: The Art of the Scratch DJ3
MUC137Digital DJ Performance Techniques3
MUC197Live Sound Reinforcement I3
MUC198Live Sound Reinforcement II3
MUC291AADisc Jockey Internship1
MUC293Self-Promotion for Music1

Restricted Electives

Students should choose six (6) to eleven (11) credits from the following list of courses to complete a minimum of 60 credits for the AAS degree.
COM/THP271Voice and Diction3
COM225Public Speaking3
DAN102AAHip Hop I1
DAN103AABreak Dancing I1
DAN106AALatin I1
HRM145Events Management3
MHL145American Jazz and Popular Music3
MHL153Rock Music and Culture3
MKT210Applied Marketing Strategies3
MTC105Music Theory I3
MTC106Aural Perception I1
MTC191Electronic Music I3
MTC192Electronic Music II3
MUC111Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I)3
MUC112Digital Audio Workstation II (DAW II)3
MUC130Music Electronic Components3
MUC139Introduction to Emcee-Rapping Techniques3
MUC194Introduction to Audio Mixing Techniques3
MUC195Studio Music Recording I3
MUC196Studio Music Recording II3
MUC209Music Industry Entrepreneurship3
MUC237Electronic Dance Music Production3
MUC295Studio Music Recording III3
TCM100Digital Multimedia3
TCM101Fundamentals of Radio and TV3
MTC/TCM120Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video3
TCM131AARadio-Television Announcing4
TCM202The Music Video4
MTC/TCM220Advanced Sound Design for Film and Video3
TCM290Professional Media Marketing3

Free Restricted Electives


General Education

General Education Requirements Credits: 22-27
First-Year Composition Credits: 6
Any approved general education course from the First Year Composition area.6
Oral Communication Credits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area not taken as a restricted elective.3
Critical Reading Credits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment0-3
Math Credits: 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area3-5
Humanities, Arts and Design Credits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.3
Natural Sciences Credits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.4
Social-Behavioral Sciences Credits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.3

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Major: 3159
First Term: 2019 Spring
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-65
CIPS code: 50.0913
SOC codes: 27-2091
Initiating College: Scottsdale Community College
Program Availability: - MC, SC
Occupational Area: Art, A/V Technology, and Communication
Instructional Council: Music (41)
GPA: 2.00