Advance your audio technology skills

Our Audio Technology Certificate allows you to choose a subplan, each of which compliments the core technology curriculum and is based on three established career paths in the music and entertainment field. These subplans represent the most desired disciplines within the arts and entertainment technology realm and give you the highest quality educational experience available.

Subplans include:

  • Composition
  • Performance
  • Production

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

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SPC's Audio Technology Certificate provides

  • Technical skill proficiency
  • Competency-based applied learning
  • Higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • General employability skills
  • Technical skills
  • Occupation-specific skills

Audio Technology Certificate Certificate without Financial Aid Eligibility


Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Summer 2019 (560)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Summer 2019 (560), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Leadership Information

Barbara Hubbard
Dean, Humanities & Fine Arts

Nathan Muehl
Academic Chair

Program Summary

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant
technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Arts, A/V Technology and Communication career cluster;
provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order
reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all
aspects of the Arts, A/V Technology and Communication career cluster.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code


Federal CIP Code

50.0602: Cinematography and Film/Video Production.

Job Related Opportunities

  • The purpose of this program is to prepare students for initial employment as a sound technician or recording technician, or to provide supplemental
  • training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.

Admission Rules

Before entering the first term of the MIRA core courses students must complete all developmental coursework as identified by the college placement test. Developmental courses include REA 0007, REA 0017, REA 0990, ENC 0015, ENC 0025, ENC 0990, MAT 0012L, 0018, 0028, 0990 and SLS 1101. Students who have placed in college level coursework may enter the MIRA program anytime during the first semester.

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of C required in all courses in order to complete.

Complete 10 credits

MUM 2600 Music Technology and Recording Techniques I 3
MUM 2601 Music Technology and Recording Techniques II 3
MUM 2601L Music Technology and Recording Techniques II-Lab 1
MUS 1621 Acoustics and Psychoacoustics 3

Select ONE subplan from below (Complete 5 credits)

Production Concentration

MUM 1662 Live Sound Reinforcement Techniques 3
MUM 1942 Internship: Sound Engineering I 1
* Any one-credit elective from the Suggested Elective Choices list 1

Performance Concentration

* Applied Lessons 2
* Ensembles 2
Secondary Instrumental Study 1

Composition Concentration

MUC 1621 Composition in Modern Media 2
MUC 2622 Composition in Modern Media 2 2
MVK 1111 Class Piano 1

* Can be used for Pro Tools Certification

Total Credits 15