The Certificate of Completion (CCL) 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. Students completing the Audio Production program will gain the knowledge base, competency, and confidence they need to enter the commercial music marketplace. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is also available. MC, PV
Track I - Audio Production: GC, PC, SC
Track II - Sound Design: GC, PC, SC
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Audio Production Technologies (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
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.
|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.
|MTC101||Introduction to Music Theory||RC||3|
|MTC103||Introduction to Aural Perception||RC||1|
|MTC191||Electronic Music I||RC||3|
|Studio Music Recording I or Studio Music Recording I||RC||3|
|MTC192||Electronic Music II||Prerequisites: MTC191.||RC||3|
|MUC109||Music Business: Merchandising and the Law||RC||3|
|MUC111||Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I)||Prerequisites: MUC195, or MUP195AA, or TCM/VPT105, or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|Studio Music Recording II or Studio Music Recording II||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MUC195 or MUC195AA. or No requisites||RC||3|
|Music Business: Recording and Mass Media or Recording Studio Business Operations||RC||2–3|
|MUC112||Digital Audio Workstation II (DAW II)||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MUC111, and (MUC195 or MUC195AA).||RC||3|
|Sound Design I or Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video or Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MTC191 or TCM/VPT105. Prerequisites or Corequisites: A grade of C or better in MUC111 or permission of Instructor. or No requisites or No requisites||RC||3|
|Sound Design II or Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video or Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MUC122 or MTC/TCM120 or permission of Instructor. or No requisites or No requisites||RC||3|
|Introduction To Audio Mixing Techniques or Sound Design III||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MUC112 and MUC195 or permission of instructor. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (MTC192, MTC/TCM220, MUC112, MUC196, and MUC222), or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|MUC297AA||Music Internship||Prerequisites: Permission of Department or Division.||RC||1|
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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
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 Certificate of Completion in Audio Production Technologies (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=108462).
* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.