Connecticut Technical Education and Career System’s Sound Production Technology course breakdown by grade. Each student is required to complete four years of a Career Technical Education program.

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits
Exploratory and Introduction to Sound Production Technology Basic Sound Production Technology Techniques Intermediate Sound Production Technology Techniques Advanced Sound Production Technology Techniques

Students deciding to enter the field of Sound Production Technology are introduced to basic concepts of music generation and music editing software. Instruction is provided in Pro Tools© audio editing software and students demonstrate beginner skills in these programs. Students will be exposed to the basics of editing, as well as MIDI interfacing protocols. Students receive instruction in recording ethics requirements and the laws that govern sound production technology industry.

In Grade 10, students demonstrate basic level skills in Pro Tools© audio editing software and are exposed to basic studio recording techniques. Students are then introduced to other live recording fundamentals and techniques. Students continue to receive instruction in recording ethics requirements and the laws that govern the sound production technology industry.

In Grade 11, students demonstrate audio recording techniques. Students are then introduced to other live recording fundamentals and techniques. Students continue to receive instruction in recording ethics requirements, ear training and the laws that govern the sound production technology industry.

In Grade 12, students demonstrate advanced level skills in Pro Tools© audio editing software and are exposed to advanced level studio recording techniques. They are then introduced to more live recording fundamentals and techniques. Students continue to receive instruction in recording ethics requirements, ear training and the laws that govern the sound production technology industry, as well as preparing to take the Pro Tools© certification exam.

Students successfully completing this course of study will be able to pursue a two-year sound production technology degree at a college or university or go on to a four-year music degree. Students can obtain immediate employment in the sound production technology areas. Jobs include: recording engineer, sound reinforcement specialist and sound production technician. Students graduating from sound production technology also find success in the military in the communications and public relations fields.

Some courses may not be offered at every school.

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