Certificate of Completion in Audio Production Technologies Audio Production Technologies Track II Sound Design

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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

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Audio Production Technologies (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5334
Total Credits Required
36–37
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
9
MTC101 Introduction to Music Theory RC 3
MTC191 Electronic Music I RC 3
MUC195 or
MUC195AA
Studio Music Recording I RC 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
11-12
MTC192 or
MUC145
Electronic Music II or Recording Studio Business Operations RC 2–3
MUC109 Music Business: Merchandising and the Law RC 3
MUC111 Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I) RC 3
MUC196 or
MUC196AA
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
12
MUC110 Music Business: Recording and Mass Media RC 3
MUC112 Digital Audio Workstation II (DAW II) 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 Film and Video 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

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
4
MUC194 or
MUC292
Introduction To Audio Mixing Techniques or Sound Design III RC 3
MUC297AA Music Internship 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

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 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.