Music, Techniques of Audio Engineering, Certificate of Technology

Program Information

If you have an ear for perfection, San Jacinto College can help you get started down the road to a career as an audio engineer working in studio recording or live sound reinforcement. Musicians, singers, actors, announcers, and public speakers spend their entire careers trying to sound their best, and audio engineers are their most important allies in accomplishing this goal. San Jacinto College gives you hands-on training in recording, mixing, and special effects processing, along with a curriculum of music instruction. Master your skills here, and you’ll go far!

The San Jacinto College Audio Engineering curriculum:

  • Is designed for students seeking careers as sound recording or sound reinforcement engineers;
  • Emphasizes the theory and hands-on application of recording, mixing, and effects-processing equipment; and
  • Requires musical proficiency and an understanding of business and music business systems.

Additional Information

San Jacinto College offers an Associate of Applied Science in Music Recording,  a Certificate of Technology in Techniques of Audio Engineering, and an Occupational Certificate in Sound Recording.  

Graduates of this program have become professionals working in:

  • Recording studios,       
  • Television and radio stations,
  • Convention centers and event venues,
  • Hotels, and
  • Churches.

Earning Potential

Broadcast Technician: $38,4831

Sound Engineering Technician: $55,0981

For more information, students may contact Lynne Brandt, Department Chair, 281-476-1831.

Campus

Central Campus

Information

The Audio Engineering curriculum is designed for students seeking careers as sound recording or sound reinforcement engineers. Employment opportunities exist in recording studios, television and radio stations, convention centers, hotels, churches, and other private entities. The training places a heavy emphasis on the theory and hands-on application of recording, mixing, and effects-processing equipment. Also required are musical proficiency and an understanding of business and music business systems.

Plan of Study

Central Campus
4MUS-AUDI

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
MUSI 1303 Fundamentals of Music 3
MUSI 1181 Piano Class I 1
MUSB 1305 Survey of Music Business 3
Select one of the following: 1
MUAP
Private Music Lesson
 
Voice Class  
Class Percussion  
Guitar Class  
MUSC 1327 Audio Engineering I 3
 Credits11
Second Term
MUSC 2427 Audio Engineering II 4
MUAPPrivate Lesson 1
MUSC 1323 Audio Electronics Troubleshooting 3
MUSC 1331 Musical Instrument Digital Interface 3
 Credits11
Third Term
MUSC 1405
Live Sound I
or Musical Instrument Digital Interface II and Audio Engineering Practices
4
MUAPPrivate Lesson 1
 Credits5
Fourth Term
MUSC 2386 Internship-Recording Arts Technology/Technician 3
MUSC 2101 Audio Engineering Practices 1
MUSC 2447
Audio Engineering III
or Live Sound II
4
 Credits8
 Total Credits35

Capstone Experience: MUSC 2386 Internship-Recording Arts Technology/Technician

Verification of workplace competencies.