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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Disc Jockey Techniques II is designed to prepare students for entry level employment as a live-performance disc jockey (DJ). This program is designed to provide the student with the technical skills required for a successful performance or production and to demonstrate an understanding of common business practices in a highly competitive and rapidly changing entertainment industry. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Disc Jockey Techniques is also available.
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- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Disc Jockey Techniques II (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
Successful completion of the Disc Jockey Techniques II 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. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Music Composers and Arrangers
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 may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD 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.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|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|
|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||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MUC197.||RC||3|
|MUC137||Digital DJ Performance Techniques||RC||3|
|MUC291AA||Disc Jockey Internship||Prerequisites: Permission of Department or Division.||RC||1|
Select from the following courses to meet the Restricted Elective requirement.
|Voice and Diction||RE||3|
|COM225||Public Speaking||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.||RE||3|
|DAN115AA||Hip Hop I||RE||1|
|DAN125AC||Social Dance: Latin||RE||1|
|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||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MTC100, or MTC101, or permission of Instructor. Corequisites: MTC106.||RE||3|
|MTC106||Aural Perception I||Corequisites: MTC105.||RE||1|
|MTC191||Electronic Music I||RE||3|
|MTC192||Electronic Music II||Prerequisites: MTC191.||RE||3|
|MUC111||Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I)||Prerequisites: MUC195, or MUP195AA, or TCM/VPT105, or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|MUC112||Digital Audio Workstation II (DAW II)||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MUC111, and (MUC195 or MUC195AA).||RE||3|
|MUC130||Music Electronic Components||RE||3|
|MUC194||Introduction To Audio Mixing Techniques||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MUC112 and MUC195 or permission of instructor.||RE||3|
|MUC195||Studio Music Recording I||RE||3|
|MUC196||Studio Music Recording II||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MUC195 or MUC195AA.||RE||3|
|MUC209||Music Industry Entrepreneurship||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (MUC109 and MUC110) or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|MUC295||Studio Music Recording III||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MUC196 and (MUC111 or permission of Instructor).||RE||3|
|TCM101||Fundamentals of Radio and TV||RE||3|
|Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video||Prerequisites: (A grade of C or better in TCM100 and TCM136) or permission of Instructor. or Prerequisites: (A grade of C or better in TCM100 and TCM136) or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|TCM202||The Music Video||Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.||RE||4|
|Advanced Sound Design for Film and Video||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MTC/TCM120 or permission of Instructor. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MTC/TCM120 or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|TCM290||Professional Media Marketing||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in TCM136 or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
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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 Disc Jockey Techniques II (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=137504).
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:
|Catalog Year||Effective Dates|
|2018-2019||5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019|