Audio Recording Technology

Audio Recording Technology

About the Program

"Hands-on" is the guiding philosophy behind this innovative program in audio recording, electronic music, and live sound production. Students acquire hundreds of engineering hours using state-of-the-art digital and analog equipment in our six well-equipped studios.

AWARD TYPES: Associate of Applied Science, Certificate Level 1, Enhanced Skills Certificate

AREA OF STUDY: Art & Design

Degrees and Certificates

Learn more about the Degrees and Certificates offered by this program by visiting the HCC Catalog.

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Program Outcomes


Demonstrate the use of the major skills and techniques used in the creation of audio media content including recording, editing, time manipulation, pitch correction, and mixing strategies appropriate to both genre and medium. Create MIDI sequences and incorporate MIDI technology such as sampling, synthesis, and beat manipulation into commercial recording projects.


Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of electronics, acoustics, and audio system design. Compare audio systems utilizing the major operating systems and DAW packages.


Analyze analog and digital signal flow on order to troubleshoot and operate audio systems. Apply basic musical knowledge in order to create audio recording projects involving professional musicians.


Describe the roles of other professionals who take part in multimedia projects, such as graphic artists, video editors, cinematographers, animators, and web designers.

Program Information

General Requirements


The Audio Recording Technology program prepares students for employment in the audio industry by providing relevant instruction, opportunities for internships and career advancement, and resources for creating professional musical recordings for portfolios of its graduates. The Audio Recording Technology program is responsive to its industry advisory committee, and consistently achieves graduation and placement rates exceeding the standards set by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).

In addition, please note that a student may only earn one Occupational Skills Award (OSA) per academic year.

TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.




There are 1,346 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 8.3% over the next four years.

  • The estimated annual job openings is 56 jobs a year.
  • Median Wages - $18.08 hourly, $38,000 annually


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Marketable Skills

Learn more about the marketable skills—skills valued by employers that can be applied in variety of work settings—so you can communicate these to potential employers. Click on the relevant award title below to see descriptions of marketable skills for that area.

Audio Recording Technology, C1

Audio Recording Technology, A.A.S.

Electronic Music Production, C1

Career Opportunities

Explore real-time labor market data on occupations you may pursue post-graduation, offering insight into career opportunities, potential earnings, and job demand in the Greater Houston region.

For more in-depth information about this career and other career pathways, visit Career Coach.

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Get in touch

Melvin Mays


Hours of Operation: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm