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 Title Credits
AVT 1111 Introduction to Recording
AVT 1112 Intro to Console Operations
AVT 1201 Introduction to Acoustics
AVT 1350 Introduction to Sound Reinforcement
AVT 1351 Audio Practicum Level I
AVT 1420 Audio Transducers
AVT 1804 Computer Applications in Audio
AVT 2110 Audio Signal Processing
AVT 2210 Basic Digital Electronics
AVT 2400 Operational Amps
AVT 2590 Introduction to Amplifiers
GSWS 1401 Employment Preparation
GSWS 1422 Quality Management
MATH 109 Elements of Algebra & Trigonometry
MSET 1814 Basic Electronics
MSET 1815 DC Circuits
MSET 1816 AC Circuits
MSET 1817 Transistor Fundamentals
PHYS 100 Concepts in Physics
Total Credits: 56  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 55 while the section is listed as having 56 credits.
Elective Courses
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
AVT 1015 Digital Video Production
AVT 1113 Audio for Multimedia
AVT 1136 Advanced Digital Video
AVT 1352 Audio Practicum Level II
AVT 1501 Introduction to DVD Technology
AVT 1507 Introduction to Systems Installation
AVT 1509 Mechanical Skills for System Installation
AVT 2280 Systems Installation
AVT 2351 Audio Practicum Level 3
AVT 2352 Audio Practicum Level 4
AVT 2360 Audio Technology Internship 1-3*
AVT 2375 Computer Recording Techniques
AVT 2390 Audio Recording Systems
AVT 2570 Studio Design
AVT 2591 Amplifier Testing /Troubleshooting
AVT 2950 Special Projects/Topics 1-3*
Total Credits: 3  
General Education Elective Course List
Select 12 credits from any of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 12  
Total AAS Degree Credits: 71  

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