The primary goal of this certificate program is to provide students a sequence of study that will offer them aesthetic and technical skills vital to the contemporary audio production workplace. The coursework is intended to provide suitable preparation for entry level employment in digital audio production; it also enables people currently employed in the field of audio recording a means to upgrade and expand their skills.


Minimum program credit hours: 31

Program Codes
Degree Option
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
9 credit hours
PSY 1510: General Psychology or HIS 1540: US History Since 18653
Core Requirements
22-23 credit hours
CMM 1750: The Rhetoric of Vision and Sound3
MUS 1570: Music Theory I3
MUS 1670: Beginning Piano3
MUS 1710: Audio Recording3
MUS 1730: Music and the Digital Studio3
MUS 2890: Digital/Audio Studio Seminar3
MUS 1510: Introduction to Music or MUS 1590: American Music: Classical/Popular3

MUS 1750-2880 - music ensembles are not required, but are suggested if eventually working toward an associate’s degree.

Important Points
  • Students are advised to select program electives after careful consultation with their advisors.
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Use industry-standard music technology hardware and software for pre and post production of music and music media.
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of basic wave theory and its application to psychoacoustics.
  3. Demonstrate aesthetic understanding:  the ability to understand and appreciate aesthetic forms of expression, such as literature, music, dance, and other forms of visual imagery.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

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