Sep 29, 2020  
2019-2020 SLCC General Catalog 

Music Technology: CP (CTE)

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Certificate of Proficiency | 16 credits

Communication and Performing Arts Division
South City Campus
CAM 1-095
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-3056
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Professor - Craig Ferron
Associate Professor - Jon Clark, Thomas Baggaley

Program Description
The Music Technology Certificate of Proficiency will provide students with basic entry level skills allowing them to perform tasks in the music and AV industry utilizing a variety of technical equipment. Entry-level Audio and AV technicians set up and operate audio equipment including microphones, mixing consoles and loudspeaker systems. Their duties include setting up, and operating the audio equipment used in nearly all radio and television broadcasts, concerts, plays, sound recordings, and movies. They also operate audiovisual equipment in businesses, schools, performance venues, and other settings. There are many specialized occupations in this field.

This program will help students develop the requisite skills and technical knowledge to operate audiovisual equipment and to make professional quality audio recordings for a variety of media (film, television, radio, commercial recordings, computer games, etc.).

Career Opportunities
Sound engineering technicians typically work indoors in radio, television, movie, and recording studios. They can also work in hotels, arenas, or in offices and school buildings. According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook, in 2017, the median pay for Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians was $42,650 per year or $20.51 per hour. Depending on the work they do, they may need either a postsecondary non-degree award certificate or an associate’s degree.

Overall employment of broadcast and sound engineering technicians is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth is expected to stem from businesses, schools, and entertainment industries seeking to improve their audio and video capabilities. They will need technicians to set up, operate, and maintain new technologically advanced equipment. (Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 2017)

Transfer/Articulation Information
The courses required for this certificate do not articulate with courses at other USHE institutions.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:
Books: $400
Supplies: $100
Course Fees: $ 400

NOTE: This Certificate of Proficiency is not eligible for financial aid. However, courses within the certificate may be eligible if taken as part of a financial aid eligible program. The certificate is financial aid eligible if you plan to stack it with other certificates, which will lead to a Certificate of Completion or AAS degree. Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine if your classes are eligible

Estimated Time to Completion
Time to completion if students follow the recommended schedule is two semesters.

Program Entry Requirements
A musical background with performance experience including basic piano/keyboard skills and the ability to read music notation are desirable and will benefit students entering the program. Prior experience with audio equipment operation is desirable but not required.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
8 - Develop lifelong wellness

Demonstrate the ability to work on all aspects of a recording project. Students will work with material recorded in both live performance settings and in controlled studio settings. These aspects include but are not limited to microphone selection and placement, tracking, and final mixing and mastering.

1, 2, 4, 6, 7

Demonstrate the ability to work in a collaborative team environment on professionalquality audio productions for both musical and non-musical clients.

1, 2, 4, 6

Demonstrate the ability to operate sound reinforcement equipment in a live performance setting. Students will utilize professional quality mixing consoles and loudspeaker systems for purposes of sound reinforcement of musical and spoken word performance.

1, 2, 4, 6

Demonstrate ability to assemble a basic audio system including microphones, electronic sound sources, mixing consoles, amplifiers, and loudspeakers, including proper analog and digital cabling and signal gain structure.

1, 4, 6

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Advising Notes

MUSC 1515 is a prerequisite to MUSC 1530, MUSC 1560, and MUSC 2580 and must be taken during the students first semester in the program.

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