Music Recording Technology, SC

Program Description

The Skills Certificate, Music Recording Technology, develops the skills and training necessary to be successful in entry-level recording studio positions and other music recording jobs, and provides a pathway to a career in the music and entertainment industry, or to pursue further education in Music Technology.

This program is not eligible for financial aid, however, it will be eligible for scholarship funding if the student is awarded scholarships.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
MUS 101 Music Fundamentals 3
MUS 231 Recording Technology I 3
MUS 239 Virtual Studio Technology I 3
 Semester Total9
2nd semester
MUS 232 Recording Technology II 3
MUS 240 Virtual Studio Technology II 3
 Semester Total6
 Total Units15

Program Requirements

Skills Certificates can consist of a single course or a short set of courses that provide training for entry-level positions or career advancement. These short-term certificates may also prepare students to take state, national and/or industry-recognized certifications or licensing exams.

Skills certificates are awarded upon completion of coursework and marked on a student's transcripts at the end of the semester. Students cannot declare a skills certificate as one's major. Skills Certificates are not eligible for Financial Aid. 

To earn a skills certificate, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  2. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
Certificate Requirements
MUS 101Music Fundamentals3
MUS 231Recording Technology I3
MUS 232Recording Technology II3
MUS 239Virtual Studio Technology I3
MUS 240Virtual Studio Technology II3
Total Units15

Program Outcomes

Students completing the certificate will:

PSLO1: Students completing the skills certificate will understand theoretical aspects of audio recording and audio theory including but not limited to signal flow, microphone theory, and overdubbing methods.

PSLO2: Students completing the skills certificate will apply Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) hardware and software in the creation of recorded music.