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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.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Disc Jockey Techniques II (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
What You’ll Learn
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Analyze the values and ethics that influence the creation of a live performance event.
- Develop and demonstrate the technical skills required for a successful Disc Jockey performance or production.
- Demonstrate interpersonal and collaborative skills to build relationships and network with clients, colleagues, and organizations.
- Develop opportunities for leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the music industry.
- Critically analyze and synthesize musical content for social, cultural, aesthetic, and historical significance.
- Evaluate and apply marketing strategies to build a brand (e.
- Interpret and explain intellectual property law, rights management, publishing, licensing, and contracts.
- Apply common business practices used in the entertainment industry.
- Demonstrate self-reliance, problem solving skills, and the ability to work independently.
- Use effective written, oral, and visual communication skills for diverse audiences and a variety of purposes.
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||1|
|MUC136||Turntablism: The Art of the Scratch DJ||3|
|MUC137||Digital DJ Performance Techniques||3|
|MUC138||Disc Jockey Laboratory||1|
|MUC293||Self Promotion for Music||1|
|MUC109||Music Business: Merchandising and the Law||3|
|MUC197||Live Sound Reinforcement I||3|
|MUC139||Introduction to Emcee-Rapping Techniques||3|
|MHL204||Hip-Hop Music and Culture||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107, or permission of Instructor.||C, HU, L||3|
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Program Area Key
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
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|