Sound and Music Technology

Sound and Music Technology with Specializations in:

  • Audio and Music Business Management 
  • Audio Engineering Technology (Articulated to the B.S.E.C.E.T. degree program)
  • Music Production
  • Sound Production

Associate in Science Degree (CIP# 1650091300)

The Sound and Music Technology A.S. Degree program prepares students for careers in Sound Production and Audio.

The Audio Engineering Technology specialization prepares students for careers as sound recording engineers, audio electronics specialists, sound post-production engineers, sound designers, re-recording mixers, and audio equipment consultants.  In addition, students pursuing this track can continue on to the Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engieering Technology (B.S.E.C.E.T.) degree at Valencia, in which an Audio and Electroacoustics Systems concentration is offered.

The Music Performance and Sound specialization prepares students for careers as Music Producers and Sound Recording Engineers.

The Sound Technology specialization prepares students for careers as Sound Recording Engineers, Sound Post-production Engineers, Sound Designers, Re-Recording Mixers, Live Sound Engineers, Audio-Visual technicians and systems integrators/installers, and prepares them for the business challenges these largely free-lance occupations present.

Students enrolled in the Music Performance and Sound specialization should contact the Music Department on East Campus for proper Ensemble and Performance placement.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult a Career Program Advisor in the department office for assistance in determining the best education plan for their career goals.

Although scheduling may not always provide for the following progression of courses, students should use the foundation, intermediate, and advanced course sequence as a guide in program planning.

All degree-seeking students must satisfy entry testing requirements and satisfactorily complete all mandatory courses in reading, student success, mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes in which the student is placed.

Alternative Ways to Earn Credit toward this Degree

Graduates of specific programs at Orange Technical College and Osceola Technical College, as well as other institutions may be eligible to receive college credit for courses in this program. You may also be eligible to receive credit toward this degree if you have earned one of the approved Gold Standard industry certifications or Career Pathways credit. To learn more about Valencia’s award of credit options, visit valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/credit_octc.cfm. Eligible students should contact the Career Program Advisor in their academic department for more information about the requirements for the award of credit.

College Credit Technical Certificates

The Sound and Music A.S. degree also offers the following college credit certificate programs.  These certificates can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for entry-level employment or to upgrade your skills for job advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less, and all of the courses in the certificates are embedded in the A.S. degree. You can earn the certificates as you progress through your A.S. Degree or as a separate, stand-alone credential. Click on the Certificate tab at the top of the page for more information about the certificates that are offered.

  • Digital Music Production (12 credits) (CIP# 0650091302)
  • Audio Visual Production (15 credits) (CIP# 0650060209)
  • Audio Electronics Specialist (24 credits) (CIP# 0650091301)

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take ENC1101 (3 credits), and if applicable, SLS 1122 (3 credits) and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits).  The remaining courses will be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.S. degree programs. For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, see your Career Program Advisor or create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Potential Careers

  • Music Producer/Director
  • Technical Director
  • Sound Mixer/Designer
  • Post-Production Mixer/Editor
  • Assistant Audio Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Sound Effects/Dialog Editor
  • Surround Sound Mixer/Author
  • Audio Technician
  • Audio-Visual Technician

Salary & Earnings Information

For career information related to this program, please visit O*Net OnLine.

Contacts

Future Students

To learn more about this program, contact Enrollment Services at enrollment@valenciacollege.edu or 407-582-1507 or visit valenciacollege.edu/sound-and-music-technology/.

Current Students

Contact the Career Program Advisor below for more information.

Raul Valery, Program Chair, East Campus: 407-582-2882
rvalery@valenciacollege.edu

Kristol Bell, Career Program Advisor, East Campus: 407-582-2097
kbell@valenciacollege.edu

Wendy Hawkinson, Professor, East Campus: 407-582-2633
whawkinson@valenciacollege.edu

Joseph McBride, Sr. Instructional Assistant, East Campus: 407-582-2880
Jmcbride1@valenciacollege.edu

Internship and Workforce Services

If you need assistance with job resources or in locating an internship, please visit: valenciacollege.edu/internship.

Program Requirements

Foundation Courses
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
MUM 1620LPSYCHOACOUSTICS & CRITICAL LISTENING SKILLS1
MUM 1002CFUNDAMENTALS OF SOUND +3
TPA 1380SURVEY OF ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY3
Intermediate Courses
MUM 2634LTHE DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATION +*1
MUM 2663CSOUND RECORDING I4
MUM 2623C MIDI ELECTRONIC MUSIC I4
MUL 1010MUSIC APPRECIATION +*~ (GR)3
Advanced Courses
MUM 2664CSOUND RECORDING II4
POS 2041U.S. Government ~3
MUM 2790LMUSIC PRODUCTION *1
SPC 1608FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~3
Total Credit Hours33

 Audio Engineering Technology Specialization
 (Articulated to Valencia's Bachelors Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology)

Program Outcomes

  • Analyze, troubleshoot, and maintain digital and analog electronic systems.
  • Analyze components associated with digital and analog electronic systems.
  • Use computers for professional audio applications in accordance with industry standards and practices.
  • Use professional audio equipment for reinforcement, recording and reproduction in accordance to industry standards and practices.
  • Use principles of music theory and performance in professional music and sound applications.
  • Use the MIDI protocol for professional music production and synchronization applications in accordance to industry standards and practices.
  • Communicate effectively in technical and non-technical environments.
Specialization Courses
MUT 1011CIntroduction to Music Theory +4
MAC 1105COLLEGE ALGEBRA +*~3
EET 1214CINTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY3
Select one of the following:6
FUNDAMENTALS OF DC CIRCUITS
and FUNDAMENTALS OF AC CIRCUITS *
FUNDAMENTALS OF DC AND AC CIRCUITS *
CET 2112CDIGITAL SYSTEMS I *3
EET 1141CSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND CIRCUITS *3
MUM 2640CPOST PRODUCTION SOUND *3
CET 2123CFUNDAMENTALS OF MICROPROCESSORS *3
Audio and Electronics Engineering Elective3
Total Credit Hours31
Audio Engineering Technology Specialization Electives
MAC 1114College Trigonometry +*3
MAC 1140Precalculus Algebra +*3
ETS 2542CPROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS I3
ETS 1210CINTRODUCTION TO PHOTONICS3
MUM 2645LMASTERING TECHNIQUES1

Audio and Music Business Management Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Use computers for professional audio applications in accordance with industry standards and practices.
  • Use professional audio equipment for sound reinforcement, recording and reproduction in accordance to industry standards and practices.
  • Explore principles of music business practices and standards including legal and marketing strategies.
  • Use principles and standards of Business Management in an Audio and/or Music business setting
  • Produce Audio Masters
  • Produce Soundtracks
Specialization Courses
MUT 1011CIntroduction to Music Theory +4
MGF 1106COLLEGE MATHEMATICS +*~3
MUM 2720CBUSINESS OF MUSIC3
MUM 1646CDIALOGUE EDITING AND VOICE PROCESSING2
GEB 1011Introduction To Business3
MUM 2721Business of Music II Entrepren *3
APA 1111CBASIC ACCOUNTING3
SBM 1000Small Business Management3
MAR 2011Principles of Marketing *3
MUM 2640CPOST PRODUCTION SOUND *3
Audio and Music Management Electives1
Total Credit Hours31
Audio and Music Business Management Specialization Electives
DIG 2282CVISUAL MEDIA ESSENTIALS3
MUM 2942INTERNSHIP IN SOUND AND MUSIC TECHNOLOGY *1-4
MUN 1311Voices of Valencia1
MUC 2000CCOMPOSITI0N AND SONGWRITING I AND II2
MUN 2004Commercial Music Ensemble *1
MVK 1811Piano Class I and II1
MUM 2624CMIDI AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC II3
MVS 1816Guitar Class1
MVV 1111Voice Class1
TPA 2252CINTRODUCTION TO AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY3
TPA 2257CAUDIO VISUAL PRODUCTION3
MUM 1660LLOCATION SOUND1
MUM 2645LMASTERING TECHNIQUES1
MUM 1642LFOLEY AND SOUND DESIGN1
MUM 2637LINTRODUCTION TO VIDEO GAME AND VR SOUND2
MUM 2632LAUDIO SYSTEMS DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE2

Music Production Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Use principles of music theory and performance in professional music and sound applications.
  • Explore principles of music business practices and standards including legal and marketing strategies.
  • Use the MIDI protocol for professional music production and synchronization applications in accordance to industry standards and practices.
  • Use computers for professional audio applications in accordance with industry standards and practices.
  • Use professional audio equipment for sound reinforcement, recording and reproduction in accordance to industry standards and practices.
Specialization Courses
MUT 1111Music Theory I +~3
MUT 1241CSight Singing and Ear Trng I +1
MUT 1112Music Theory II +*3
MUT 1242CSight Singing Ear Trng II +*1
MVK 1111CPIANO CLASS FOR MUSIC MAJORS 11
MUT 2116Music Theory III +*3
MUC 2000CCOMPOSITI0N AND SONGWRITING I AND II2
MUT 2246CSight Singing Ear Trng III +*1
Science or MathematicsSee Gen Ed Requirements +*~3
MUM 2790LMUSIC PRODUCTION *1
MUT 2117Music Theory IV +*3
MUT 2247CSight Seeing Ear Trng IV +*1
Music Production Electives5
MUM 2624CMIDI AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC II3
Total Credit Hours31
Music Production Specialization Electives
MUN 1120Symphonic Band *1
MUN 1340Contemporary Ensemble *1
MUN 2004Commercial Music Ensemble *1
MUN 1420Woodwind Choir *1
MUN 1430Brass Choir *1
MUN 2310Valencia Singers *1
MUN 2710Jazz Lab Band *1
MUO 2001OPERA AND MUSIC THEATRE WORKSHOP2
MVS 1816Guitar Class1
MVV 1111Voice Class1
MV_ 12__ (Any MVB, MVK, MVP, MVS, MVV, MVW 1200 Level Course)3
MUM 1660LLOCATION SOUND1
MUM 2645LMASTERING TECHNIQUES1
MUM 1646CDIALOGUE EDITING AND VOICE PROCESSING2
MUM 1642LFOLEY AND SOUND DESIGN2
MUM 2637LINTRODUCTION TO VIDEO GAME AND VR SOUND2
MUM 2645LMASTERING TECHNIQUES1
MUM 1642LFOLEY AND SOUND DESIGN1

Sound Production Specialization

Program Outcomes

  • Use computers for professional audio applications in accordance with industry standards and practices.
  • Use professional audio equipment for sound reinforcement, recording and reproduction in accordance to industry standards and practices.
  • Use principles of music theory and performance in professional music and sound applications.
  • Use principles of acoustics and electricity in professional audio applications.
  • Explore principles of music business practices and standards including legal and marketing strategies.
  • Produce audio masters.
  • Produce soundtracks.
  • Use the MIDI protocol for professional music production and synchronization applications in accordance to industry standards and practices.
  • Author media for sound reproduction in accordance to professional standards and practices.
Specialization Courses
MUT 1011CIntroduction to Music Theory +4
Math or ScienceSee Gen. Ed. Requirements +*~3
MUM 1646CDIALOGUE EDITING AND VOICE PROCESSING2
MUM 1662CLIVE SOUND TECHNIQUES +*3
MUM 1642LFOLEY AND SOUND DESIGN1
MUM 2637LINTRODUCTION TO VIDEO GAME AND VR SOUND2
DIG 2282CVISUAL MEDIA ESSENTIALS3
MUM 1660LLOCATION SOUND *1
MUM 2632LAUDIO SYSTEMS DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE2
MUM 2640CPOST PRODUCTION SOUND *3
Sound Production Electives6
MUM 2645LMASTERING TECHNIQUES1
Total Credit Hours31
Sound Production Specialization Electives
MUM 2721Business of Music II Entrepren *3
MUC 2000CCOMPOSITI0N AND SONGWRITING I AND II2
MUM 2720CBUSINESS OF MUSIC3
MUM 2942INTERNSHIP IN SOUND AND MUSIC TECHNOLOGY *1-4
MUN 1311Voices of Valencia1
MUN 2004Commercial Music Ensemble *1
MVK 1811Piano Class I and II1
MVS 1816Guitar Class1
MVV 1111Voice Class1
TPA 2252CINTRODUCTION TO AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY3
MUM 2624CMIDI AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC II3
TPA 2257CAUDIO VISUAL PRODUCTION3
MUM 2790LMUSIC PRODUCTION *1

Notes:

Specialized program courses are offered on the East Campus and may not be offered every session.

Expand your career opportunities with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Organizational Leadership (BASBOL) from Valencia. This degree builds on your skills, and prepares you for a supervisory or management role within your respective field. For more information, go to: Bachelor's Degree in Business & Organizational Leadership.  Students who wish to continue their education should consult with a Career Program Advisor to determine the best education plan for their career goals.

Students wishing to transfer credits from this program to another institution must accept responsibility for securing approval from the transfer institution for acceptance of this degree.

Audio Electronics Specialist

Technical Certificate

This program prepares students to be highly trained technical personnel to address the needs of local industry for technicians capable of operating, installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting professional Audio equipment, as well as, to perform sales, servicing, and training of operators of audio equipment.  

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate Employability Skills
  • Demonstrate set-up and configuration of a computer for audio applications.
  • Use principles of Acoustics and Electricity in professional audio applications.
  • Demonstrate understanding of basic reproduction, reinforcement and recording audio equipment.

Program Requirements

MAC 1105COLLEGE ALGEBRA +*~3
TPA 1380SURVEY OF ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY3
MUT 1011CIntroduction to Music Theory4
or MUT 1111 Music Theory I
and
Sight Singing and Ear Trng I
MUM 2623C MIDI ELECTRONIC MUSIC I4
MVK 1111CPIANO CLASS FOR MUSIC MAJORS 11
or MUM 1620L PSYCHOACOUSTICS & CRITICAL LISTENING SKILLS
EET 1214CINTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY3
or MUM 1002C FUNDAMENTALS OF SOUND
EET 1015CFUNDAMENTALS OF DC CIRCUITS3
MUM 2640CPOST PRODUCTION SOUND3
Total Credit Hours24
 

Digital Music Production

Technical Certificate

This program prepares students for employment in music production occupations or provides supplemental professional training for persons previously or currently employed in this field.  The content includes, but is not limited to, instruction that prepares individuals for positions such as music directors, singers, composers, and MIDI music sequencers.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate set-up and configuration of a computer for audio applications.
  • Demonstrate employability skills.

Requirements

TPA 1380SURVEY OF ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY3
MUT 1011CIntroduction to Music Theory4
or MUT 1111
MUT 1241C
Music Theory I
and Sight Singing and Ear Trng I
MUM 2623C MIDI ELECTRONIC MUSIC I4
Choose one of the following courses:
MVK 1111CPIANO CLASS FOR MUSIC MAJORS 11
or MUM 1620L PSYCHOACOUSTICS & CRITICAL LISTENING SKILLS
Total Credit Hours12

Sound and Music Production-Audio Visual Production

Technical Certificate

This program prepares students for careers in the field of professional audiovisual production by providing students with theoretical and classroom experience that closely parallels on-the-job activities. The program provides a technical understanding of acoustics, audio devices, optics and projectors, as well as hands-on experience in the design, setup, and operation of technical systems in the areas of live sound and audiovisual presentations.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate setup and configuration of a computer for audio applications.
  • Use principles of acoustics and electricity in professional audio applications.
  • Demonstrate Employability skills
TPA 1380SURVEY OF ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY3
MUT 1011CIntroduction to Music Theory4
MUM 2623C MIDI ELECTRONIC MUSIC I4
Select one from MVK 1111C Piano Class For Music Majors or MUM 1620L Psychoacoustics & Listening Skills1
or MUM 1111 Music Theory I and MUT 1241C Sightsinging and Ear Training I
Select one of the following 3-credit courses: EET1214C or MUM 1002C3
Total Credits15

Notes:

All certificate courses are offered on the East Campus.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.