Audio Production Certificate

The Audio Production Certificate will be issued for the completion of six core courses and two electives for a total of 24 units. The non-transfer Certificate in Audio Production is designed to prepare students for entry into careers associated with audio production, studio recording, mixing and live sound. This program specifically provides students with a strong foundation in hands-on and theoretical approaches to audio technologies, professional production skills, and accountability in individual and team interactions. Internships and special projects are also available. For individuals currently working within these fields, there may be potential for salary and/or career advancement.


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Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
AUD-140 Beginning Studio Recording 3
AUD-143 Pro Tools 101 (formerly Computer Audio Editing) 3
Spring Semester 1
AUD-141 Intermediate Studio Recording 3
AUD-145 Pro Tools 110 (formerly Midi & Computer Recording) 3
Select one of the following: 3
The Music & Audio Business
Video Production I
Fall Semester 2
AUD-142 Advanced Studio Recording I 3
AUD-546 Recording Music and Live Sound (formerly AUD-146) 3
Select one of the following: 3
Music Fundamentals
Music Theory I
 Total Units24
Course Title Credits
Required Courses
AUD/MUS-140Beginning Studio Recording3
AUD/MUS-141Intermediate Studio Recording3
AUD/MUS-142Advanced Studio Recording I3
AUD/MUS-143Pro Tools 101 (formerly Computer Audio Editing)3
AUD/MUS-145Pro Tools 110 (formerly Midi & Computer Recording)3
AUD-546Recording Music and Live Sound (formerly AUD-146)3
Elective Courses
Select two courses from the following:6
The Music & Audio Business
Video Production I
Music Fundamentals
Music Theory I
Total Units24

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Note: There are no guaranteed positions for students completing these programs. Education and work experience required will vary by employer. The salary and benefits for specific occupations will be dependent on work experience, education, background, and employer.

Gainful Employment Disclosures: Audio Technology

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2023 


This program is designed to be completed in months.  

This program will cost $1,104 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.   

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ 0 of debt.   The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: California 

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: 


Cost per unit $46 

Parking Permits cost $80 a year or $40 a semester  

RTA Go Pass cost $16 a year or $8 a semester  

SGA discount sticker (optional) - $14 a year or $7 a semester  

Student representation fee (optional) - $4 a year or $2 a semester  

Help a Student Fund (optional) - $4 a year or $2 a semester  

Student Health Center Fee - $52 a year or $26 a semester 

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