Audio Engineering - Associate in Applied Science

Program/CIP Code: AENG.AAS/10.0203 
Credits Required: 62
Division: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

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 national and international touring shows; with music industry retailers; at television, radio stations, film and video production and postproduction facilities; 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.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENG 0101 Composition I* 3
ENG 0102 or
ENGL 0206
Composition II* or
Technical Writing
SPCH 0151 or
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0105 College Algebra** or higher 3-5
MUSC 0101 Music Appreciation or higher 3
PSYC 0101  or
SOSC 0107
Psychology* or
NASC 0130 Introductory Physics 3
Total General Education Requirements 21-23

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
AUDI 0101 Audio Engineering Music Skills or higher 4
AUDI 0103 Audio Engineering Keyboard Skills * or higher 1
AUDI 0108 Electronic Circuit Fundamentals 3
AUDI 0110 Music Technology 1 3
AUDI 0115 Circuit Analysis 1 * 3
AUDI 0130 Music Business 3
AUDI 0150 Live Sound Reinforcement I 1
AUDI 0151 Live Sound Reinforcement 2* 1
AUDI 0170 Lighting and Staging 3
AUDI 0230 Multimedia Production * 3
AUDI 0210 or
AUDI 0240 or
AUDI 0258
Music Technology 2 or
Sound Editing and Synthesis* or
Applied Audio for Media
AUDI 0250 Audio and Recording I 3
AUDI 0255 Audio Engineering Critical Listening * 1
AUDI 0260 Audio Recording 2 * 3
AUDI 0270 Audio Recording 3 * 3
AUDI 0280 Audio Recording Portfolio 1 * 1
AUDI 0281 Audio Recording Portfolio 2 * 1
Total Program Requirements 40

Total Hours

Total hours to complete Degree 62-64

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