The sound recording technology certificate will provide the student with skills important to the apprentice at recording studios and for quality home-studio production. The program will prepare the student to understand the functions of audio signals and the sound reproduction equipment. The program will also acquaint the student with emerging audio formats. Listening in the manner of a recording engineer will be stressed as well as some fundamental music skills important to the musician’s point of view. Technological changes directly related to the recording industry are frequently introduced. The program is committed to staying current and will help the student understand new directions in technology.
Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements qualify for a certificate of program completion.
Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.
Schoolcraft program code # 1YC.00144
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First Year - Fall Semester
Total Credits: 14
First Year - Winter Semester
Total Credits: 12
First Year - Spring Session
Total Credits: 3
First Year - Summer Session
Total Credits: 3
Program Total: 32 Credits
* MUSIC 171 is a prerequisite to MUSIC 172. Students are encouraged to take the 7-week section of MUSIC 171 followed by the 7-week section of MUSIC 172. Students who do not follow this path could face additional semesters to degree completion.