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
(22 Courses)
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 2211 Digital Logic I
AVT 2280 Systems Installation
AVT 2611 Electro-Acoustic Simulation
AVT 2612 Acoustical Testing
AVT 2620 Integrated System Control
AVT 2630 Audio Networking
CST 1026 TCP/IP Routing
ELEC 2414 Solid State Application
MSET 1814 Basic Electronics
MSET 1815 DC Circuits
MSET 1816 AC Circuits
Total Credits: 55  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 56 while the section is listed as having 55 credits.
Technical Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Course Title Credits
AVT 1015 Digital Video Production
AVT 1136 Advanced Digital Video
AVT 1351 Audio Practicum Level I
AVT 1352 Audio Practicum Level II
AVT 1501 Introduction to DVD Technology
AVT 2360 Audio Technology Internship 1*
AVT 2375 Computer Recording Techniques
AVT 2570 Studio Design
AVT 2590 Introduction to Amplifiers
GSWS 1422 Quality Management
Goal Area 1: Communications
(select 3 credits from the courses below)
Choose one:
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
Total Credits: 3  
Goal Area 4: Mathematics/Logical Reasoning
(1 Course)
Course Title Credits
MATH 109 Elements of Algebra & Trigonometry
Total Credits: 4  
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: 9  
Total AAS Degree Credits: 71  

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