Certificate of Completion in Beginning Piano Pedagogy

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MTC105 Music Theory I RC 3
MUP102AD Private Instruction: Piano RC 2
MUP140 Elementary Piano Pedagogy RC 2
MUP123AA Studio Class/Piano Two semesters of the course is required. May be repeated for credit. 0.5
MUP181 Chamber Music Ensembles Two semesters of the course is required. May be repeated for credit RC 1

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUP123AA Studio Class/Piano Two semesters of the course is required. May be repeated for credit. 0.5
MUP152AD Private Instruction: Piano RC 2
MUP181 Chamber Music Ensembles Two semesters of the course is required. May be repeated for credit. RC 1
MUP240 Piano Literature RC 2
MTC106 Aural Perception I RC 1

Course Area Key