Associate in Applied Science in Disc Jockey Techniques

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.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

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
MUC135 Introduction to Disc Jockey Techniques Critical course Gateway course 3
MUC136 Turntablism: The Art of the Scratch DJ Critical course 3
MUC137 Digital DJ Performance Techniques 3
MUC138 Disc Jockey Laboratory 1
MUC293 Self Promotion for Music 1
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC109 Music Business: Content Creation and Copyright 3
MUC197 Live Sound Reinforcement I 3
MUC139 Introduction to Emcee-Rapping Techniques 3
MHL204 Hip-Hop Music and Culture C, HU, L 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MTC191 Electronic Music I 3
MUC110 Music Business: Marketing and Monetization 3
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
MAT112 or
MAT140 or
MAT141 or
MAT142
Mathematical Concepts and Applications or College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics OR higher level course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area MA 3–5
MKT101 Introduction to Public Relations 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HRM145 or
GBS151
Events Management or Introduction to Business 3
SQ or SG Natural Sciences (SQ or SG) 4
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences 3
RE Restricted Electives 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Restricted Electives:

Students should choose six (6) to nine (9) credits from the following list of courses to complete a minimum of 60 credits for the AAS degree.
 

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MTC101 Introduction to Music Theory 3
MTC192 Electronic Music II 3
MUC195 or
MUC195AA
Studio Music Recording I or Studio Music Recording I 3
MUC198 Live Sound Reinforcement II 3
MUC237 Electronic Dance Music Production 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC135 Introduction to Disc Jockey Techniques Critical course Gateway course 3
MUC136 Turntablism: The Art of the Scratch DJ Critical course 3
MUC293 Self Promotion for Music 1
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC137 Digital DJ Performance Techniques 3
MUC138 Disc Jockey Laboratory 1
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC109 Music Business: Content Creation and Copyright 3
MHL204 Hip-Hop Music and Culture C, HU, L 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MUC110 Music Business: Marketing and Monetization 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC197 Live Sound Reinforcement I 3
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MTC191 Electronic Music I 3
MKT101 Introduction to Public Relations 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT112 or
MAT140 or
MAT141 or
MAT142
Mathematical Concepts and Applications or College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics OR higher level course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area MA 3–5
HRM145 or
GBS151
Events Management or Introduction to Business 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC139 Introduction to Emcee-Rapping Techniques 3
SQ or SG Natural Sciences (SQ or SG) 4

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Electives 3

Restricted Electives:

Students should choose six (6) to nine (9) credits from the following list of courses to complete a minimum of 60 credits for the AAS degree.
 

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MTC101 Introduction to Music Theory 3
MTC192 Electronic Music II 3
MUC195 or
MUC195AA
Studio Music Recording I or Studio Music Recording I 3
MUC198 Live Sound Reinforcement II 3
MUC237 Electronic Dance Music Production 3

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.