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Field of Interest: Visual and Performing Arts

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Audio Production Technologies program offers students hands-on study of audio engineering and related media fields. Students learn and apply the concepts and theories associated with music recording, live sound reinforcement, and sound design. The program is designed to give students foundational knowledge and experience essential in the field of audio production. An embedded Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Audio Production Technologies is also available.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Audio Production Technologies (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3024
Total Credits Required
61-68
Catalog Year
2020-2021

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of music and sound.
  2. Apply audio engineering and/or sound design techniques using current industry standard technologies.
  3. Demonstrate effective written, oral, visual, interpersonal and collaborative skills to build relationships and network with diverse clients, colleagues, and organizations.
  4. Employ basic computer literacy skills to general and audio-specific applications.
  5. Demonstrate the initiative and ability to adapt to new technologies.
  6. Demonstrate effective troubleshooting methods in a variety of contexts.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics, relevant intellectual property laws, rights management, publishing, licensing, and contracts.
  8. Critically analyze media for their social, cultural, aesthetic, and historical significance.
  9. Using a fundamental understanding of scientific inquiry, solve problems within the discipline.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

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

  • 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.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
  • 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
MUC195AA or
MUC195
Studio Music Recording I or Studio Music Recording I RC 3
MUC197 Live Sound Reinforcement I RC 3
MTC191 Electronic Music I RC 3
First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area. FYC 3
Oral Communications Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communications area COM110 Recommended COM 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC196 or
MUC196AA
Studio Music Recording II or Studio Music Recording II RC 3
MUC198 Live Sound Reinforcement II RC 3
MTC192 Electronic Music II RC 3
MUC111 Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I) RC 3
MUC109 Music Business: Merchandising and the Law RC 3
First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area FYC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUC295 Studio Music Recording III RC 3
MUC112 Digital Audio Workstation II (DAW II) RC 3
MUC110 or
MUC145
Music Business: Recording and Mass Media or Recording Studio Business Operations RC 2–3
Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area NS 4
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR equivalent as indicated by assessment CR 3
Humanities, Arts and Design Any approved General Education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area MHL140 OR MHL145 OR MHL153 recommended courses HU 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MTC101 Introduction to Music Theory MTC101 or higher level Music Theory RC 3
Humanities, Arts and Design Any approved General Education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area MHL140 OR MHL145 OR MHL153 recommended courses HU 3
MUC297AA Music Internship RC 1
Mathematics Any approved General Education course in the Mathematics area MA 3
Social-Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences area PSY101 Recommended SB 3

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Disclaimer

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

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

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Audio Production Technologies (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=148216).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

A list of the current and previous versions of the pathway map for the Audio Production Technologies - Track I Audio Production program
Catalog Year Effective Dates
2020-2021 Current
2019-2020 5/28/2019 – 5/25/2020
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019