The audio technology program offers opportunities for individuals to pursue careers in entertainment, advertising, communication, broadcast, and many other exciting industries. The curriculum is balanced between theory and operation of all types of audio equipment. Graduates acquire a strong background in electronics, as well as hands-on training in equipment operation for sound reinforcement, system installation, acoustical testing, and studio and remote recording.
 
Course Outline
 
Required Courses
(19 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AVT 1112 Intro to Console Operations
AVT 1201 Introduction to Acoustics
AVT 1350 Introduction to Sound Reinforcement
AVT 1420 Audio Transducers
AVT 1507 Introduction to Systems Installation
AVT 1531 Video Systems
AVT 1601 Introduction to Audio
AVT 1602 Soldering and Cable Assembly
AVT 1605 System Documentation
AVT 1607 Audio Recording Lab
AVT 2110 Audio Signal Processing
AVT 2280 Systems Installation
AVT 2611 Electro-Acoustic Simulation
AVT 2612 Acoustical Testing
AVT 2620 Integrated System Control
AVT 2630 Audio Networking
ELEC 1814 Electronics 1
ELEC 1815 Electronics 2
ELEC 1816 Electronics 3
Total Credits: 50  
 
Technical Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AVT 1015 Digital Video Production
AVT 1136 Advanced Digital Video
AVT 1501 Introduction to DVD Technology
AVT 2360 Audio Technology Internship 1*
AVT 2375 Computer Recording Techniques
AVT 2590 Introduction to Amplifiers
 
General Education Elective Courses
General Education courses will be selected from at least three goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer curriculum.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 15  
 
Goal Area 1: Communications
Choose at least one course
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
 
Goal Area 4: Mathematics/Logical Reasoning
Choose at least one course
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
 
Goal Area 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts
Choose at least one course
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
 
Total AAS Degree Credits: 65  

*Credits for this course are variable. See your Advisor about this course.