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Estimated Tuition & Fees
$ 13,056
Based on Iowa residency, subject to change; does not include course level fees or books and supplies

Band Instrument Repair

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Sioux City Campus

Program Description

This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, adjust, maintain, and tune woodwind and brass instruments. Includes instruction in methods and equipment used in cleaning, repair, and maintenance of these instruments, as well as basic machining, shop safety, and principles of repair shop management. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: There is limited enrollment in this program. To inquire about availability, please contact Fran DeJong at fran.dejong@witcc.edu.

Approximate cost of tools is $1500 and subject to change based on vendor tool costs.


Mark Schmedinghoff, BA Ext. 1306, Room A57L, mark.schmedinghoff@witcc.edu
Michael Rohlena MFA, Ext. 3217, Room B110, michael.rohlena@witcc.edu

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
BIR 101 The BIR Industry 3
BIR 105 Repair Shop Safety 1
BIR 140 Woodwind Repair I 4
BIR 150 Brasswind Repair I 4
MUA 174 Wind Instrument Playing Techniques I 1
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
BIR 110 Instrument Case Repair 1
BIR 135 Small Parts Machining 3
BIR 141 Woodwind Repair II 4
BIR 151 Brasswind Repair II 4
MUA 175 Wind Instrument Playing Techniques II 1
COM 723 Workplace Communications 3
BIR 126 Woodwind Machine Operations 3
BIR 210 Percussion Instrument Repair 1
BIR 240 Woodwind Repair III 4
BIR 250 Brasswind Repair III 4
MUA 176 Wind Instrument Playing Techniques III 1
MUS 100 Music Appreciation 3
BUS 102 Introduction to Business 3
BIR 215 Shop Management Practices 3
BIR 225 Orchestral String Instrument Repair 2
BIR 241 Woodwind Repair IV 4
BIR 251 Brasswind Repair IV 4
MAT 772 Applied Math 3



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