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Sound Recording Technology AAS Degree

The Recording Technology Associate Degree Program is designed to prepare the student for transfer to institutions offering a bachelor’s degree in Record­ing Engineering or for apprenticeships at recording studios and various media venues. The program will teach the student the fundamentals and tech­niques relative to live concert and studio recording.

Understanding the musical perspective is an important focus of the program. The required music courses will assist the recording engineer in better understanding what the performing musician is experiencing and will in turn improve the recording outcome.

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 the technology. Students who satisfactorily complete all college and program requirements qualify for an associate in applied science degree.

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 # AAS.00244
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Sample Plan

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 16

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 13-14

First Year - Spring/Summer Session

Total Credits: 6

Second Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 14-15

Second Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 15

Program Total 64-66 Credits

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Student Handbook

Learn more about Credit Hours, Course Load, Study Expectations and more in the student handbook.