Academic Programs

Audio Engineering Technician

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Description
Sioux City Campus

This program presents the world of audio, sound studio operations, current music technologies, and music and sound production as they are implemented for music, film, video, television, and interactive media.

Through a combination of hands-on exercises, lectures, team projects, and real-world applications, students are introduced to audio theory and competency with industry standard tools. Familiarity with professional standards and the aesthetic considerations of audio and music are emphasized. Operation of a professional sound-mixing and recording studio will provide a key element in this program.

Skills students will acquire include the ability to engage in sound design, which is an integral part of productions for film, video, music, and video game design. Sound mixing and editing skills, use of various kinds of audio recording equipment, directing skills productions, a working knowledge of the sound recording industry, and incorporation of creative and technical skills are an integral aspect of this program.

Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment as a sound technician and audio mixer.

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
ELE 101 Industrial Safety.......................................................... 1
MUS 285 Audio Production and Equipment I............................. 3
MUS 291 Audio Principles and Theory....................................... 3
MUS 420 Audio Seminar I.......................................................... 1
MAT 772 Applied Math.............................................................. 3
MUS 100 Music Appreciation..................................................... 3
MUS 267 Pro Tools..................................................................... 3
MUS 289 System Assembly and Maintenance.......................... 3
MUS 301 Live Sound Production............................................... 3
MUS 421 Audio Seminar II......................................................... 1
MUS 947 Practicum.................................................................... 2
MUS 102 Music Fundamentals.................................................. 3
COM 723 Workplace Communications....................................... 3
MUS 287 Audio Production and Equipment II............................ 3
MUS 302 Studio Production in Mass Communication............... 3
MUS 316 Audio Engineering Electronics.................................... 2
CIN 104 Media Production and Equipment.............................. 3
MMS 101 Mass Media................................................................ 3
MUA 101 Applied Voice OR....................................................... 1
MUA 120 Applied Piano OR...................................................... 1
MUA 124 Applied Guitar OR...................................................... 1
MUA 180 Applied Percussion..................................................... 1
MUS 288 Topics in the Modern Music Industry......................... 2
MUS 336 Advanced Audio Engineering Electronics................... 2
MUS 932 Internship.................................................................... 3
MMS 265 Mass Communications Law....................................... 3
CIN 118 Technical Production in Media.................................... 3
BUS 102 Introduction to Business OR...................................... 3
BUS 130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship................................ 3

Program Total............................................................ 64

Contacts

Chris Mansfield, Ext 2315, Room B205, chris.mansfield@witcc.edu
Michael Rohlena MFA, Ext 3217, Room B110, michael.rohlena@witcc.edu
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