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Recording Technology Certificate (Online)

The Recording Technology certificate offers an option to the individual who has a strong interest in music as well as an interest in the fundamentals of live audio, electronic music and recording technology.

Career Opportunities:

  • Live FOH Engineer
  • IEM Engineer
  • Sound Design for Gaming
  • Remote Recording
  • Theatre Technician
  • Live Production Lead
  • Pro Audio Installation
  • Studio Engineer
  • Radio
  • Sound Design
  • Studio Owner
  • And more…



As part of a degree program
Included in degree tuition if taken with other courses and total credit hours per semester does not exceed 18.
As a stand-alone certificate program
$255 per course, $1020 total program


Four 7-week courses 9 credit hour program, beginning Spring 2023

Information Sheet

Curriculum Overview

ID Name Description Hours
235 Introduction to Music Technology An Introduction to the broad range of interrelated use of music technology with the emphasis on topics such as sound theory, audio manipulation, MIDI, audio loops, music notation, as well as techniques associated with these items. Instructional weight geared towards beginner use of all topics. 3
263 Modern Recording Techniques An introduction to the application of working in a recording studio. Topics include microphone design, microphone application and placement per instrument, multi-track recording, editing, signal processing (EQ, compression, FX…), as well as studio etiquette. 3
336 Electronic Music The production of original sound design (synthesis) through MIDI and computer-based sequencing programs including MIDI sequencing, sampling, virtual instruments, digital audio in multiple file formats, and composition of original music. 3
352 Worship Media and Technology Introductory approach to the application and problem solving of live audio, video, and lighting in the context of a worship service; to ensure sure that the worship and the word is being heard and understood in a clear and precise manner; visually capture the ministry that is happening, creating an atmosphere for those in the auditorium, as well as broadcasting it to people around the world and on the internet; visually impact how worship and the word are experienced by painting the air in the room through various professional lighting fixtures and effects. Topics include what/where/why/how of digital sound boards, PA systems, stage set up, lighting fixtures and controllers, live streaming, service flow, communication with tech team vs. worship team, IEM (in ear monitoring), tech gear, and more. 3