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
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Disc Jockey Techniques (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
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.
|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.
|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||MUC110||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|
|DAN115AB||Contemporary Dance Trends: Break Dancing||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|
|TCM100||Digital Multi Media||RE||3|
|TCM101||Fundamentals of Radio and TV||RE||3|
|Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video||RE||3|
|TCM131AA||Radio and Television Announcing||RE||4|
|TCM202||The Music Video||RE||4|
|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
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.