Music Technology - Associate in General Studies

Program/CIP Code: MUSC.TECH.AGS/24.0101
Credits Required: 64
Division: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

In addition to the traditional four-semester sequence of music theory, performing ensembles, and applied (private) lessons, the Music Technology degree is designed specifically to enhance the technological skills of music students. Academic courses and practical experiences provide an introduction to the use of computers in musical and multimedia production, including web design, digital video editing, and audio recording.

The Music Technology and 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.

Requirements for admission to the program

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

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 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking or
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0105 College Algebra** or Higher 3
MUSC 0101 Music Appreciation 3
PSYC 0101
SOSC 0107
Psychology or
NASC 0130 Introductory Physics 3
Elective 3
Total General Education Requirements 24-26
*See course syllabus for prerequisite.
**Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer insitution. Students should confer with and advisor to determine correct placement.

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
MUSC 0111 Music Theory I 4
MUSC 0112 Music Theory II * 4
MUSC 0213 Music Theory III 4 3
MUSC 0214 Music Theory IV * 4
Performance Ensembles (4 semesters) 4
Applied Lessons (4 semesters) or
Piano Class/ Applied Piano
(2 semesters)
AUDI 0110 Music Technology 1 3
AUDI 0210 Music Technology 2 * 3
AUDI 0230 Multimedia Production * 3
AUDI 0240 Sound Editing and Synthesis * 3
AUDI 0250 Audio Recording 1 * 3
Total Degree Specific Requirements 39
*See course syllabi for course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total hours to complete Degree 64-66

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