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Recording Engineering Certificate
Semester Hours:   35
Effective Term: Fall 2012
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Recording Engineering Certificate prepares individuals for entry-level positions in the entertainment industry by providing an opportunity to gain a broad knowledge of creating a home recording studio or a professional multi-track studio. Skills include recording, production, editing and arranging various types of audio recordings.

Gainful Employment Disclosures per 34 CFR 668.6: centralaz.edu/documents/disclosures/Recording_Engineering/Gedt.html

Recommended Proficiencies: RDG094

Course Requirements
Recording Engineering Certificate (35 Credits)

Signal Peak Campus

Recommended Proficiencies
RDG094 College Reading

Core Requirements (35)
EIT100 History of Rock n' Roll (3)
EIT101 Introduction to Entertainment (3)
EIT120 Entertainment Law (3)
EIT130 Live Audio Production I (3)
EIT151 Digital Audio Workstation (3)
EIT153 Recording Engineering I (3)
EIT203 Entertainment Capstone Project (2)
EIT231 Live Audio Production II (3)
EIT232 Equipment Maintenance (3)
EIT254 Recording Engineering II (3)
EIT255 Recording Engineering III (3)
EIT296 Entertainment Internship (3)

Other Requirements
Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must earn at least one-third of the certificate credits from CAC.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Differentiate between the prominent rock styles from 1950 to present. (EIT100 & Cultural/Art Heritage GEO)
2. (Knowledge Level) Describe, define, and compare careers in the music industry including specialization tracks and job titles. (EIT101 & GEO Critical Thinking)
3. (Analysis Level) Explain contract law pertaining to the entertainment industry. (EIT120)
4. (Application Level) Conduct basic sound reinforcement tasks for a variety of events. (EIT130)
5. (Synthesis Level) Create a recording project using Pro-Tools. (EIT151 & GEO Technological Literacy)
6. (Synthesis Level) Produce a recording by applying recording console signal flow within the three aspects of multi-track recording: tracking, overdubbing, and mix-down. (EIT153)
7. (Synthesis Level) Present a completed project to the faculty advisor, committee, and/or public forum for evaluation as appropriate, in accordance with established methodology, rubric(s), and guidelines. (EIT203)
8. (Application Level) Operate a variety of live audio source equipment including: sound mixers, equalization, amplifiers
speakers, monitors and various processing equipment. (EIT231)
9. (Synthesis Level) Create and maintain a quality house sound mix and multi-channel monitor mix for a variety of reinforcement situations. (EIT231)
10. (Evaluation Level) Determine problems and solutions in professional live audio and stage lighting systems, as well as anticipate possible problems and create processes to minimize problems occurring. (EIT232 & Critical Thinking GEO)
11. (Application Level) Demonstrate multi-track recording for a variety of situations using appropriate procedures. (EIT254)
12. (Synthesis Level) Engineer a recording session from recording through post production to include:(EIT255)
a) laying down basic tracks
b) overdubbing further instrumentation
c) mixing with appropriate effects
d) digital editing techniques
e) music editing
13. (Evaluation Level) Assess an internship experience in relation to previous course work, completed contract(s), and future employment opportunities. (EIT296 & CThkg & COMM GEO)
Standards for Program
Occupational Health and Safety Standards: http://www.liveperformance.com.au/site/_content/document/00000036-source.pdf