2020-2021 General Catalog 
    Dec 04, 2023  
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sound Technology, AAS -Major Code 8434, CIP Code 100202

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Offered at the Levelland Campus

The Sound Technology program is designed to provide individuals with preparation and experience for entry-level recording engineer positions. Graduates will possess basic knowledge of techniques, procedures and operation of equipment used in the studio recording industry. This includes training in selection and placement of microphones, analysis of acoustical environments, use of effects, troubleshooting, engineering, and production techniques.

Completion of the program curriculum meets the requirements for the Associate of Applied Science degree. To qualify for the A.A.S. degree, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.

The Sound Technology program prepares students to enter an occupation where electrical safety is a critical competency and will require all students to successfully complete a program specific safety examination prior to participating in laboratory activities. Safety examination includes written and practical “hands-on” preparation, demonstration, and safe operation of occupational processes and equipment.

Program advisors are Chris Neal, assistant professor of sound technology; Stuart Moody, assistant professor of sound technology; and Rudolfo Guardiola, instructor in sound technology.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Total Semester Hours: 15

Total Semester Hours: 17

Total Semester Hours: 14

Fourth Semester

Total Semester Hours: 14


*Although, not a requirement, students are strongly encouraged to take EDUC 1100 during the first semester of enrollment.
**Students must be TSI compliant in math to enroll in MUSC 1325 or have permission from the program coordinator.
***Students must be TSI compliant in reading to enroll in MUSC 1427 or have permission from the program coordinator.
****Consult faculty advisor for proper choice of commercial music course. Options include any commercial music private lesson beginning with MUSP 21** or MUSP 22**, any group lesson beginning with MUSP 12** or MUSP 22**, or two commercial music private lessons beginning with MUSP 11** or MUSP 12**.
*****CTE related course that may be articulated with high school.

Sound Technology Enhanced Skills Certificate

An Enhanced Skills Certificate is a certificate associated with the Associate of Applied Science degree in Sound Technology. It is intended to provide skills beyond career entry as recommended by the Sound Technology Advisory Committee. Completion of the following courses are required for this certificate.

Total Semester Hours: 8

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