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Audio Engineering Associate in Applied Science

MCC Agreement

Dean: Dr. Cherilee Walker

Coordinator: Dr. Ian Corbett

The goal of the Audio Engineering Program is to prepare our students for an entry level position in the varied fields of the audio industry and/or to enable them to transfer to a 4-year degree in a related field. We emphasize hands-on experiential training, while assuring students also understand audio theory and traditional musical concepts. Our curriculum produces a versatile professional, prepared to work in a variety of audio industry fields; to communicate with musicians in a recording studio or live sound environment; and to work in a non-musical audio field, such as broadcasting or corporate sound.

The Audio Engineering facilities at KCKCC include three state-of-the-art recording/mixing studios, a computer/MIDI lab, and an impressive live sound reinforcement system. Our facilities are open on evenings and weekends to allow students to work on school projects. The program faculty consists of active professionals in the recording and sound reinforcement industry.

Students frequently transfer to 4-year degree programs in related fields, and we have transfer and articulation agreements in place with several universities. Our students are employed both locally and nationally at live music venues, churches, and recording studios; with music retailers; at television and radio stations; telecommunications companies; and music business and administration companies. They have also created entrepreneurial companies that address the needs of niche markets in the audio industry.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements:
ENGL0101 Composition I
3
ENGL0102 Composition II* or
ENGL0206 Technical Writing
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication
3
Total
9
Mathematics Requirement:
MATH0105 College Algebra or higher*
3-5
Total
3-5
Humanities Requirements:
MUSC0101 Music Appreciation
3
Total
3
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements:
PSYC0101 Psychology or
SOSC0107 Sociology
3
Total
3
Natural and Physical Science Requirement:
NASC0130 Introductory Physics*
3
Total
3
Total General Education Requirements:
22-25
Technical Requirements: (40 additional credits)
AUDI0101 Audio Engineering Music Skills
4
AUDI0103 Audio Engineering Keyboard Skills
1
AUDI0108 Electronic Circuit Fundamentals
3
AUDI0110 Music Technology 1
3
AUDI0115 Circuit Analysis I
3
AUDI0130 Music Business
3
AUDI0150 Live Sound Reinforcement 1
1
AUDI0151 Live Sound Reinforcement 2
1
AUDI0170 Lighting and Staging
3
AUDI0230 Multimedia Production
3
AUDI0210 Music Technology 2 or
AUDI0240 Sound Editing and Synthesis or
AUDI0258 Applied Audio for Media
3
AUDI0250 Audio and Recording 1
3
AUDI0255 Audio Engineering Critical Listening
1
AUDI0260 Audio Recording 2
3
AUDI0270 Audio Recording 3
3
AUDI0280 Audio Recording Portfolio 1
1
AUDI0281 Audio Recording Portfolio 2
1
Total
40
Total hours required for an Associate in Applied Science in Audio Engineering Degree:
62-65

*See course description for prerequisite.