2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Technology Technical Certificate

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Technical Certificate
Contact Information:
Program Office: 615-353-3390, E-mail music.tech@nscc.edu

The mission of the Music Technology program is to provide a well-rounded curriculum of music-related technical, creative, and business courses designed to prepare students for a variety of employment opportunities within the music industry. The Music Technology Technical Certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level opportunities in the recording and music industries. The requirements for earning the technical certificate may be fulfilled in one year.

Graduates of the program should possess the ability to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency with typical professional recording equipment and computer systems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the terminology and operations of the music and recording industries.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to resolve challenges in the workplace.
  • Function competently in entry-level music business and recording/audio positions.
  • Work effectively with others in a creative team environment.

Career Opportunities

  • Recording Engineer/Studio Operator
  • Music Publisher
  • Songwriter
  • Independent Record Label Operator
  • Producer
  • Mastering Engineer


This certificate is designed so that a student can apply all of the required courses toward a Nashville State A.A.S. degree. A student who plans to apply the certificate toward an A.A.S. degree should consult his/her advisor about articulation options.

Total Certificate Requirements: 30 Credits


Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the Program Coordinator. The Career Employment Center will provide the correct course numbers.

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