Certificate of Completion in Disc Jockey Techniques

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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Disc Jockey Techniques is designed to prepare students for entry level employment as a live-performance disc jockey (DJ). This program is designed to provide the student an understanding of how businesses related to the DJ profession are organized and operated in this highly competitive and rapidly changing profession. MC, SC

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Disc Jockey Techniques (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5745
Total Credits Required
33

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are 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
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

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
13
MTC103 Introduction to Aural Perception RC 1
MUC109 Music Business: Merchandising and the Law RC 3
MUC135 Introduction to Disc Jockey Techniques RC 3
MUC197 Live Sound Reinforcement I RC 3
Restricted Elective RE 3

Term 2

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
13
MKT101 Introduction to Public Relations RC 3
MUC110 Music Business: Recording and Mass Media RC 3
MUC136 Turntablism: The Art of the Scratch DJ RC 3
MUC295AA Self Promotion for Music RC 1
MUC198 Live Sound Reinforcement II RC 3

Term 3

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
7
MUC137 Digital DJ Performance Techniques RC 3
MUC291AA Disc Jockey Internship RC 1
Restricted Elective RE 3

Program Electives

Select from the following courses to meet the Restricted Elective requirement.

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM271 or
THP271
Voice and Diction RE 3
COM225 Public Speaking RE 3
DAN115AA Hip Hop I RE 1
DAN115AB Contemporary Dance Trends: Break Dancing RE 1
DAN125AC Social Dance: Latin RE 1
HRM145 Events Management RE 3
MHL145 American Jazz and Popular Music RE 3
MHL153 Rock Music and Culture RE 3
MKT210 Applied Marketing Strategies RE 3
MTC105 Music Theory I RE 3
MTC106 Aural Perception I RE 1
MTC191 Electronic Music I RE 3
MTC192 Electronic Music II RE 3
MUC111 Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I) RE 3
MUC112 Digital Audio Workstation II (DAW II) RE 3
MUC130 Music Electronic Components RE 3
MUC194 Introduction To Audio Mixing Techniques RE 3
MUC195 Studio Music Recording I RE 3
MUC196 Studio Music Recording II RE 3
MUC209 Music Industry Entrepreneurship RE 3
MUC295 Studio Music Recording III RE 3
TCM100 Digital Multi Media RE 3
TCM101 Fundamentals of Radio and TV RE 3
MTC120 or
TCM120
Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video RE 3
TCM131AA Radio and Television Announcing RE 4
TCM202 The Music Video RE 4
MTC220 or
TCM220
Advanced Sound Design for Film and Video RE 3
TCM290 Professional Media Marketing RE 3

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Program Area Key

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

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 Disc Jockey Techniques (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=113737).

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