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, you will be 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 you 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 studio productions, a working knowledge of the sound recording industry, and incorporation of creative and technical skills are integral aspects of this program.
You will be prepared to seek entry-level employment as a sound technician and audio mixer.
Estimated Program Costs
In-state tuition and fees: $12,288.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $12,352.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated housing and meals: $3,825.00/semester
* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.
Western Iowa Tech Community College has articulation agreements with many four-year colleges and universities in the region. Most or all of this degree is accepted by the four-year schools listed below, which means you can continue your education and earn a bachelor's degree. Admissions criteria vary slightly for each school. It is important to talk to your admissions advisor right away to select transferrable classes.
Required Classes for Audio Engineering Technician | AAS
|SDV 108||The College Experience||1|
|ELE 101||Industrial Safety||1|
|MUS 285||Audio Production & 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 & Maintenance||3|
|MUS 301||Live Sound Production||3|
|MUS 421||Audio Seminar II||1|
|MUS 431||Audio Practicum I||1|
|MUS 102||Music Fundamentals||3|
|COM 723||Workplace Communications||3|
|MUS 287||Audio Production & Equipment II||3|
|MUS 302||Studio Production in Mass Communication||3|
|MUS 316||Audio Engineering Electronics||2|
|MUS 432||Audio Practicum II||1|
|CIN 104||Media Production and Equipment||3|
|MMS 142||Media Literacy OR||3|
|MMS 101||Mass Media||3|
|MUS 288||Topics in the Modern Music Industry||2|
|MUS 336||Advanced Audio Engineering Electronics||2|
|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|
|MUA 101||Applied Voice OR||1|
|MUA 120||Applied Piano OR||1|
|MUA 124||Applied Guitar OR||1|
|MUA 180||Applied Percussion||1|