Audio Technology

Certificate Program for Maintenance Technicians

Certificate In Audio Technology

The escalating technical complexity of the equipment used in the audio entertainment industry creates a growing opportunity for maintenance engineers. The Certificate in Audio Technology provides comprehensive technical training to those pursuing careers as maintenance technicians, service technicians, or technical engineers with recording studios, post-production facilities, and audio manufacturing companies. This program is designed to train technicians for jobs that are immediately available.

The Core Program Provides Instruction in the Areas of:

Instruction consists of lectures and demonstrations by instructors who also are leading audio technical personnel at local audio facilities. Many of the lectures will be held at local recording studios to provide first-hand demonstrations of techniques and problems. (18.0 Continuing Education Units awarded upon completion).

The Audio Technology Certificate Program begins each spring term. Each selected candidate is accepted into the entire thirty-six week program.

Who should attend:

Courses are designed for both entry-level and experienced members of the audio technical staff of music recording, film and video post-production, television, and radio studios. Participants should have a solid foundation in algebra, a basic familiarity with trigonometry, and a working knowledge of basic electronics and recording techniques, along with good oral and written communication skills.

Individuals interested in earning a certificate must file an application and submit a one-page letter of interest describing relevant training and experience.

Certificate Objectives:

Upon successful completion of all Certificate course requirements, the candidate will be able to:

How to Earn Your Certificate:

Six courses totaling 180 hours are required for the certificate award. Classes will meet for five hours on Saturdays. All courses must be taken in sequence.

In conjunction with the University coursework, students must complete 200 hours of internship service at a recording studio, a post-production facility, or an audio manufacturer while in the program, or within one year after completing the program. This requirement may only be waived for those certificate candidates who can demonstrate equivalent experience in all of the areas. This experience must be verified with a current or past supervisor. For information about this program or course schedules, please call (818) 677-3911.

Program Advisory Board

Jeff Evans
Audio Intervisual Design

Dave Hecht
Chief Engineer
Conway Recording Studios

Hanson Hsu
Technical Engineer
Sony Pictures Studios

John Hurst
Senior Software Engineer
Avica Technology, Inc.

Bruce Maddocks
Chief Engineer
Capitol Records

Dale Manquen

John Musgrave
MAD Labs Inc.

Gary Myerberg
Chief Engineer
Cello Recording Studios

Rich Nevens
Manager, Western Region

James Tunnicliffe
Design FX Audio

Phil Wagner
Vice President Western Operations
Solid State Logic, Inc.

Ed Wong
General Manager
GrooveMasters Studios

David Zeller
Independent Audio Consultant