Degree Plans

Audio Technology, Associate of Applied Science


  • Academic Year: 2020-2021
  • Division / Department: Visual & Performing Arts / Music Industry Careers
  • Degree Code: MIC.AUDIO
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Students completing this program are prepared to assume audio production positions in the music industry.

Electives may be selected from courses with MUSC, MUSB, and MUSC rubrics.

Other courses may be substituted with Program Coordinator's approval.

Marketable Skills

1. Students will obtain skills that involve creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and active listening. Students will also learn to be adaptable and work with a team.

2. Employment opportunities include audio producer, recording engineer, sound designer and MIDI programmer.

3. Potential employers include advertising agencies,video and audio production companies, recording studios, record labels, and publishing companies.

Semester I

MUSC 1213 Commercial Music Theory I 2 hours
MUSC 1311 Commercial Music Sight Singing and Ear Training I 3 hours
MUSP 1113 Introductory Group Piano I 1 hours
MUSI 1310 American Music 3 hours
MUSC 1327 Audio Engineering I 3 hours
MUSB 1305 Survey of Music Business 3 hours
15 hours

Semester II

MUSC 2213 Commercial Music Theory II 2 hours
MUSC 2311 Commercial Music Sight Singing & Ear Training II 3 hours
MUSP 1114 Introductory Group Piano II 1 hours
MUSI 2389 Academic Cooperative 3 hours
MUSC 2427 Audio Engineering II 4 hours
13 hours

Summer Semester

Social/Behavioral Science elective 3 hours
Mathematics (college-level) or
Life & Physical Science elective
3 hours
6 hours

Semester III

MUSC 2131 Commercial Music Sight Singing & Ear Training III 1 hours
MUSC 2330 Commercial Music Arranging and Composition 3 hours
MUSC 1331 MIDI I (Music Instrument Digital Interface) 3 hours
MUSC 2447 Audio Engineering III 4 hours
MUSC 2286 Internship - Recording Arts Technician 2 hours
13 hours

Semester IV

MUSC 2132 Commercial Music Sight Singing & Ear Training IV 1 hours
MUSC 1321 Songwriting I 3 hours
MUSC 2448 Audio Engineering IV 1
All students graduating from Commercial Music programs (A.A.S. and certificates) must complete a Capstone Project, which will be graded by a panel of Commercial Music faculty. Project examples: portfolio review, full-length public performance, comprehension test, etc. Each student will develop a Capstone contract with the program coordinator.
4 hours
MUSC 2286 Internship - Recording Arts Technician 2 hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 hours
13 hours
Total hours:60 hours

Life & Physical Science

BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I 4 hours
BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II 4 hours
BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I 4 hours
BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II 4 hours
BIOL 1411 General Botany 4 hours
BIOL 1413 General Zoology 4 hours
BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 hours
BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 hours
BIOL 2404 Anatomy & Physiology (specialized) 4 hours
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I 4 hours
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4 hours
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II 4 hours
ENVR 1301 Environmental Science I (lecture) 3 hours
ENVR 1101 Environmental Science I (lab) 1 hours
ENVR 1302 Environmental Science II - Lecture 3 hours
ENVR 1102 Environmental Science II (lab) 1 hours
ENVR 1401 Environmental Science I (lecture + lab) 4 hours
ENVR 1402 Environmental Science II 4 hours
GEOL 1301 Earth Sciences I for Non-Science Majors (lecture) 3 hours
GEOL 1101 Earth Sciences I for Non-Science Majors (lab) 1 hours
GEOL 1302 Earth Sciences II for Non-Science Majors (lecture) 3 hours
GEOL 1102 Earth Sciences II for Non-Science Majors (lab) 1 hours
GEOL 1303 Physical Geology (lecture) 3 hours
GEOL 1103 Physical Geology Laboratory 1 hours
GEOL 1304 Historical Geology (lecture) 3 hours
GEOL 1104 Historical Geology Laboratory 1 hours
GEOL 1401 Earth Sciences I for Non-Sciences Majors (lecture + lab) 4 hours
GEOL 1403 Physical Geology (lecture + lab) 4 hours
GEOL 1404 Historical Geology (lecture + lab) 4 hours
PHYS 1401 College Physics I 4 hours
PHYS 1402 College Physics II 4 hours
PHYS 1403 Stars and Galaxies 4 hours
PHYS 1404 Solar System 4 hours
PHYS 1405 Elementary Physics I 4 hours
PHYS 1407 Elementary Physics II 4 hours

Math

MATH 1314 College Algebra 3 hours
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry 3 hours
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences 3 hours
MATH 1325 Calculus for Business & Social Sciences 3 hours
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) 3 hours
MATH 1333 Cont Math II: Ap Math Quantitative Rsng 3 hours
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods 3 hours
MATH 1350 Mathematics for Teachers I (Fundamentals of Mathematics I) 3 hours
MATH 1351 Mathematics for Teachers II (Fundamentals of Mathematics II) 3 hours
MATH 1442 Elementary Statistical Methods 4 hours
MATH 2305 Discrete Mathematics 3 hours
MATH 2318 Linear Algebra 3 hours
MATH 2320 Differential Equations 3 hours
MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 4 hours
MATH 2413 Calculus I 4 hours
MATH 2414 Calculus II 4 hours
MATH 2415 Calculus III 4 hours

Social/Behavioral Science

ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology 3 hours
CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 hours
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 hours
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics 3 hours
ENGR 2308 Engineering Economics 3 hours
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3 hours
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3 hours
SOCI 1306 Social Problems 3 hours
SOCI 2326 Social Psychology 3 hours
SOCW 2361 Introduction to Social Work 3 hours