Audio Technician School: List of Schools with Audio Technology Degrees

Published Sep 03, 2009

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Audio technology involves music engineering, acoustics, live sound reinforcement, and music theory, technology and history. At the associate's level, students couple their classroom theory learning with hands-on training experience that get them ready for an entry-level job. At the bachelor's level, students are taught advanced theory and may have the chance to work in a school's communications department, helping run a recording studio, radio station or concert venue.

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Associate of Science in Audio Technology

In an associate's degree program in Audio technology, students learn to produce sophisticated audio effects heard by millions of people every day. These include the sound heard on CDs and DVDs, live sound, television and movies. Students learn sound theory, music theory, synthesis and orchestration; they also work together to gain collaborative hands-on experience. With an associate's degree, graduates can work entry-level positions in audio systems design, manufacturing and operation, as well as other industries associated with audio engineering.

Bachelor of Science in Audio Technology

Most students looking to gain a bachelor's degree in Audio Technology have to complete an interview or audition to gain acceptance.A number of schools' programs now include recording studios and sound stages. Students learn to track, mix and provide sound effects for commercial music, film and theater. Courses include sound synthesis, digital audio, multi-track audio production and electronics. Students are highly encouraged, if not required, to gain an internship within their final two years. Those who do are often in high demand once they graduate and quickly gain an entry-level or higher position at a related company.

School NameInstitution TypeEnrollmentMailing AddressPhone Number
Clark College2-year Public12,4091933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663-3598(360) 922-2000
Edmonds Community College2-year Public8,98920000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood, WA 98036-5912(425) 640-1459
Greenville College 4-year, Private not-for-profit1,618315 E. College Ave., Greenville, IL 62246-0159(618) 664-2800
Highline Community College2-year, Public6,165 2400 S 240th St., Des Moines, WA 98198-9800 (206) 878-3710
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College2-year, Public13,0791651 E. Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228(804) 371-3000
Jamestown Community College2-year, Public3,697525 Falconer St., Jamestown, NY 14701(716) 338-1000
Lackawanna College2-year, Private not-for-profit1,639501 Vine St,, Scranton, PA 18509-3206(570) 961-7810
Montgomery College2-year, Public 24,45240 W. Gude Dr., Suite 220, Rockville, MD 20850(240) 567-5000
Muskegon Community College2-year, Public4,786 221 S Quarterline Rd., Muskegon, MI 49442-1432(231) 773-9131
New England School of Communications4-year, Private not-for-profit4401 College Circle, Bangor, ME 04401(207) 941-7176
Northern Virginia Community College2-year, Public42,6634001 Wakefield Chapel Rd., Annandale, VA 22003-3796(703) 323-3000
Prescott College4-year, Private not-for-profit1,065220 Grove Ave., Prescott, AZ 86301 (877) 350-2100
Saint Louis Community College-Meramec 2-year, Public10,20911333 Big Bend Blvd., Kirkwood, MS 63122(314) 984-7500

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