Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Music Technology and Sound Engineering, AAS

Length: 90 credits

Estimated Cost: $ 17,226

  • Resident Tuition: $ 11,925*
  • Technology Fees: $ 1,170
  • General Student Fees: $ 813**
  • Online Course Fee: $ 30
  • Books / Materials: $ 1,200 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)
  • Program Specific Fees: $ 2,088.00 (Music, Music Tech and Individual Music Lessons Fees)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at https://www.lanecc.edu/costs-admission/tuition-fees-and-payments/credit-tuition

* Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).

**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to meet the training and experience needs of new college students, current industry professionals and artists who work with recording equipment, recording studios, and music technology equipment. The program also includes a robust emphasis on musicianship, including one year of music theory, lessons and performance experience.

This AAS degree covers essential skills used in the audio world and provides hands on experience with state of the art hardware and software. The experience and skills will allow graduates to more easily attain positions in the industry or assist them in starting their own small businesses. The foundation of musicianship and music theory will also allow motivated graduates to further their studies at a number of universities and colleges that offer music technology or electronic music undergraduate degrees, such as University of Oregon and Bushnell University.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

PLO 1 - Utilize MIDI networks and MIDI sequencers
PLO 2 - Utilize software and hardware for recording, editing, and processing music and audio for commercial and artistic purposes
PLO 3 - Communicate using technical vocabulary associated with MIDI,  audio, and synthesis of sound
PLO 4 - Select appropriate microphones, preamplifiers, and other outboard signal processors for various recording techniques and microphone placement
PLO 5 - Analyze audio recordings in terms of frequency, stereo field, phase cancellation, and dynamic range
PLO 6 - Engineer and produce high quality recording sessions for music, advertising, voiceovers, video and film soundtracks, and other types of projects 
PLO 7 - Do creative work through working with deadlines and scheduling time with clients and artists 
PLO 8 - Apply knowledge of music theory and musicianship using keyboards, and/or other instruments, in the context of music making and/or the recording studio

Program Requirements

General Education

General Education courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Writing (4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Math (4-5 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Human Relations (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Program Core Courses

All Music Fundamentals, Music Core, and MIDI/Sound Engineering courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better. P/NP not accepted. Students must take a music theory placement test prior to enrollment in the Music Core, which is offered by the Performing Arts Department.  Depending on music theory placement, some students may skip MUS 101 - Music Fundamentals  and MUS 131 - Group Piano  and replace them with Electives.


Ensemble courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Complete 12 credits from the following:

Music Lessons

Individual Lessons must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. Group Lessons must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Required - Individual Lessons (3 credits):

  • All students must complete 3 credits over 3 terms of Individual Lessons (MUP 100- or 200-level). See course listings  for options.

Required - Individual / Group Lessons (3-4 credits):

  • All students must complete an additional 3-4 credits of Individual Lessons (MUP 100- or 200-level), Group Lessons (options listed below), or a combination of both.

Program Electives

Program Electives must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. Note: Students may use up to 3 credits of General Electives (any course 100-level or higher)  toward meeting the Program Elective requirement. 

Program Electives (13 credits) - Choose from the following:


Program Elective Options: