Audio Production Certificate

The Audio Production Certificate is a 35 credit hour program designed to introduce you to the primary skills necessary for running audio in a church worship service. For more advanced studies see Audio Production Diploma or our Degree Paths offered in partnership with a growing list of Christian Colleges.

Career and Ministry Opportunities

  • Church Staff – Sound Engineer
  • Lay Ministry – Sound Engineer

Program Goals

Upon graduation, the student will

  • Have a general knowledge of the Bible and its doctrines.
  • Understand how to develop a growing relationship with God, in Christ, through the Spirit.
  • Have a basic understanding of sound production and music theory and the knowledge of how to use it in a worship service.

Core Bible and Theology - 12 credit hours

General Technology – 11 credit hours

TEC-101 Introduction to Electronic Media

3 credit hours

An exploration of the history, structure, function, economics, content and evolution of electronic media and technology, including radio, television, film and the internet.

TEC-110 Introduction to Worship Technology

3 credit hours

An introduction to the technology necessary for an effective worship service, including sound, lighting and video. Both analog and digital technology will be explored.

TEC-120 A/V Technical Production

3 credit hours

An exploration of the basics of Audio/Video Technical production. Learn about system design and the audio and visual support necessary for typical environments.

TEC-190 Technology Practicum

2 credit hours

Apply technology in a real-world setting. Build practical skill and gain experience through work in a professional setting. Church or para-church ministry settings will be given priority.

Audio - 5 credit hours

TEC-210 Audio Production I

3 credit hours

Study the fundamentals of audio production both live and studio. Understand signal flow and processing, microphone design and application, studio and live acoustics, and session procedures. Prerequisite: TEC-110.

TEC-310 Production Sound

2 credit hours

Assist in sound reinforcement and recording for student and local events. Prerequisite: TEC-210.

Video - 3 credit hours

TEC-230 Film and Video Production I

3 credit hours

A study of the technology of both standard and automatic lighting. Study the history, design and concepts used by the lighting technician from early equipment to modern DMX controlled automatic systems. Prerequisite: TEC-110.

Music - 4 credit hours

MUS-110 Music Theory I

3 credit hours

Study of simple four part harmony. Learn figured bass, chord symbols, cadences, non-harmonic tones, voice-leading, dominant seventh chords and harmonic progression. Prerequisite: MUS-105 or permission of instructor. To be taken concurrently with MUS-115.

MUS-115 Ear Training I

1 credit hour

Learn to sing and dictate all intervals and scales. Identify major and minor triads. Develop rhythm awareness. To be taken concurrently with MUS-110.