Sound Technology

About ST

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. 

Students successfully completing the curriculum will meet all requirements for the Associate of Applied Science degree.

Sound Technology AAS

First Semester

MUSC 1423 Audio Electronics 

MUSC 1427 Audio Engineering 1

MUSI 1310 American Music 

ENGL Composition 1

Private Lesson 

 

Second Semester

ARTV 1371 Introduction to Video Production Technology

MUSC 2427 Audio Engineering II 

MUSC 1405 Live Sound I

MUSC 1331 MIDI I

Math Elective 

 

Third Semester

MUSC 1325 Acoustics 

MUSC 2403 Live Sound II

MUSC 2403 Audio Engineering III

SPCH 1315 Public Speaking or SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Speech

 

Fourth Semester

MUSC 2451 Audio for Video

MUSC 2448 Audio Engineering IV

FLMC 2330 Audio Post Production 

Social/Behavioral Science Elective 

Fundamentals of Sound Certificate

First Semester

MUSC 1423 Audio Electronics

MUSC 1427 Audio Engineering I

MUSI 1310 American Music 

Private Lesson

 

Second Semester

ARTV 1371 Introduction to Video Production Technology 

MUSC 2427 Audio Engineering II

MUSC 1405 Live Sound I

MUSC 1331 MIDI I

Enhanced Skills Certificate

*After completing the Fundamentals of Sound Certificate

 

MUSC 1450 Remixing 

MUSC 2455 MIDI II

MUSC 2457 Audio Engineering V

Live Sound Reinforcement Certificate

First Semester

MUSC 1423 Audio Electronics 

MUSC 1400 Sound System Design and Installation 

MUSC 1405 Live Sound I

MUSC 2402 Sound Systems Technician

 

Second Semester

MUSC 2403 Live Sound II

MUSC 2453 Live Sound III

MUSC 2459 Sound System Optimization

 

Which Program Is Right For You?

About Sound Technology

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

About Live Sound Reinforcement

This certificate option is designed to provide individuals with the skills necessary to obtain a job in the sound reinforcement industry. Students will receive practical application of these skills through hands-on experience. This includes training in sound systems design, setup/installation, verification/troubleshooting, system optimization and mixing techniques for professional sound reinforcement. Graduates will possess a solid foundation of the signal flow, specifications and industry standard practices surrounding live sound reinforcement systems. To qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.

This is a TSI-waived certificate. Students declaring this major are not subject to the TSI regulations unless they enroll in a course outside the prescribed curriculum.

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 Matt Quick, associate professor of sound technology, and Jeremiah Denning, instructor in sound technology.