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Audio Production Technologies

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Audio Production Technologies offers students hands-on study of audio engineering and related media fields. Students learn and apply the concepts and theories associated with music recording, live sound reinforcement, and sound design. The program is designed to give students foundational knowledge and experience essential in the field of audio production. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is also available.

Details

Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Audio Production Technologies (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5334
Total credits required
39-40
Catalog Year
2024-2025
Effective Term
Fall 2023
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of music and sound.
  2. Apply audio engineering and/or sound design techniques using current industry standard technologies.
  3. Demonstrate effective written, oral, visual, interpersonal and collaborative skills to build relationships and network with diverse clients, colleagues, and organizations.
  4. Employ basic computer literacy skills to general and audio-specific applications.
  5. Demonstrate the initiative and ability to adapt to new technologies.
  6. Demonstrate effective troubleshooting methods in a variety of contexts.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics, relevant intellectual property laws, rights management, publishing, licensing, and contracts.
  8. Critically analyze media for their social, cultural, aesthetic, and historical significance.
  9. Using a fundamental understanding of scientific inquiry, solve problems within the discipline.

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Pipeline AZ using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your to manage your plan.
  • 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 current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Critical course Gateway course 3
3
or
or 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
3
3
3
or
or 3
RE Restricted Electives In consultation with Program Advisor 0鈥3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
3
3
RE Restricted Electives In consultation with Program Advisor 3
RE Restricted Electives In consultation with Program Advisor 0鈥3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
or
or 2鈥3
or
or
or or 1
RE Restricted Electives In consultation with Program Advisor 3

Restricted Electives

Students must select a total of nine (9) credits from the list below in consultation with an academic advisor.
NOTE: at least one (1) of the following courses must be completed: MTC291, MUC289, MUC292, or MUC295.

A list of additional, alternative, or supplemental courses for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

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.

View MCCCD鈥檚 for additional details regarding the requirements of this award .

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.