Arapahoe Community College

2015-2016 Catalog

Music Audio Technology AAS

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Music/Audio Technology

CIP 500913 (SOU1)

This Associate of Applied Science degree in Music Audio Technology prepares students for entry-level employment as an audio technician, and to provide supplemental training for persons currently employed in this occupation. The content includes, but is not limited to: computer music software applications, audio recording/production, and live sound engineering.

This program may transfer to other colleges or universities and apply toward a bachelor’s degree. Contact the ACC Advising Office or a Faculty Advisor in the music department for details.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College

Program Requirements

General Education Courses

(16 Credit Hours)

ENG 121

English Composition I (GT-CO1) OR


ENG 131

Technical Writing


COM 115

Public Speaking OR


COM 125

Interpersonal Communication OR


COM 225

Organizational Communication


MAT 108

Technical Mathematics (or higher)


PHY 105

Conceptual Physics (GT-SC1)


PSY 101

General Psychology (GT-SS3) OR


SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology (GT-SS3)


Core Music Courses

(16 Credit Hours)

MUS 110

Music Theory I


MUS 111

Music Theory II


MUS 112

Ear Training and Sight-Singing I


MUS 113

Ear Training and Sight-Singing II


Pick two of the following MUS 120 Level Courses: (6 Credits)

MUS 120

Music Appreciation (GT-AH1) OR


MUS 121

Music History Medieval to Classical (GT-AH1) OR


MUS 122

Music History Romantic to Present (GT-AH1) OR


MUS 123

Survey of World Music (GT-AH1) OR


MUS 125

History of Jazz (GT-AH1)


MUS 131

Music Class I (Piano)


Music Technology Emphasis

(25 Credit Hours)

BUS 115

Introduction to Business


MUS 161

Computer Music Applications I


MUS 162

Computer Music Applications II


MUS 163

Music Audio Production I


MUS 164

Music Audio Production II


MUS 167

Music Business


MUS 241

Private Instruction (Composition)


MUS 265

Live Audio Engineering


MUS 284

Internship OR


MUS 285

Independent Study



(3 Credit Hours)

MGD 163

Sound Design I


MUS 141-142

Applied Lesson (Instrumental or Voice)


MUS 241-242

Applied Lesson (Instrumental or Voice)


MUS 151-152

Music Ensembles



60 Credit Hours

Graduation Requirements

  • All courses required for this A.A.S. degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better to meet admission and graduation requirements.
  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

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