Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog

Music Recording Technology: CP (CTE)

Certificate of Proficiency | 27 credits minimum

Program Website
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Program Description
This certificate program is part of the music program’s participation in the college-wide “stackable credentials” initiative to create certificates that reflect student achievement even when students have not completed an entire degree program. This certificate represents the recording technology-only portion of a proposed Music Recording Technology AAS degree (meaning this certificate requires no additional musical training such as theory and no GE requirements that would be included in the AAS degree). The certificate represents proficiency working with digital audio recording equipment and related software applications (specifically digital audio workstations).

Career Opportunities
Students completing the certificate program will have received training that will help to prepare them to work as a recording engineer in a music recording studio and for freelance work as a sound designer for live concert productions. Students may also find freelance work in the allied fields of sound design/synthesis, film sound, songwriting, composition and arranging, although this certificate will not prepare them specifically for those jobs.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:  
Course fees: $75

Note: Fees vary based upon specific registration and are subject to changes.

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. Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine if your classes are eligible.

Program Requirements

Time to Completion & Graduation Map

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work on all aspects of a music recording project, both recorded in a live performance setting and recorded in a controlled studio setting. These aspects include but are not limited to microphone placement, live sound mixing, tracking and final recording mixing and mastering. [1,4,5,7,9]
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the mathematics and science associated with basic electronics and instrumentation technology. [1,3,8]
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the mathematics and science associate with musical acoustics, especially as they relate to recording situations including but not limited to studio design, the acoustics of instruments and sound production and performance space acoustics that might affect live audio production. [1,3]
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a collaborative team environment on professional-quality music projects for both musical and non-musical clients. [1,2,4,5,7]
  • Demonstrate the appropriate entrepreneurial skills necessary for a freelance artist including but not limited to portfolio development, networking, promotion/marketing and basic business accounting. [1,4,5]