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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) 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. The program is designed to give students a foundation of knowledge, competency, and experience important in the commercial music marketplace. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Degree
Academic Plan
Audio Production Technologies (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3024
Total Credits Required
64–68
Catalog Year
2018-2019

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians $38,690
Sound Engineering Technicians $39,780
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

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 placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15
First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area area FYC 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
MTC191 Electronic Music I RC 3
MUC195 or
MUC195AA
Studio Music Recording I or Studio Music Recording I RC 3
Oral Communication Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communication area COM110 Recommended Oral Comm 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
18
First-Year Composition Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area FYC 3
MTC192 Electronic Music II RC 3
MUC109 Music Business: Merchandising and the Law RC 3
MUC122 or
MTC120 or
TCM120
Sound Design I or Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video or Introduction to Sound Design for Fim and Video RC 3
MUC111 Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I) RC 3
MUC196 or
MUC196AA
Studio Music Recording II or Studio Music Recording II RC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15-16
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR equivalent as indicated by assessment Critical Rdg 3
MUC110 or
MUC145
Music Business: Recording and Mass Media or Recording Studio Business Operations RC 2–3
MUC112 Digital Audio Workstation II (DAW II) RC 3
MUC222 or
MTC220 or
TCM220
Sound Design II or Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video or Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video RC 3
Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area NS 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
19
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
Mathematics Any approved General Education course in the Mathematics area Math 3
MTC101 Introduction to Music Theory MTC101 or higher level Music Theory RC 3
MUC194 Introduction To Audio Mixing Techniques RC 3
MUC292 Sound Design III RC 3
MUC297AA Music Internship RC 1
Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area SB 3

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Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = 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

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.

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 Associate in Applied Science in Audio Production Technologies (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=108443).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.