Overview

If microphones, mixing consoles, compressors, EQ's reverbs, and power amps are music to your ears, this is the training program for you.

Over nine months, you will learn from experienced instructors and work with state-of-the-art equipment in a real studio to get a comprehensive perspective of audio engineering.​ 

Learn more at a free information session offered each August. 

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

Tuition Assistance
Training Resources

Questions?
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

Take the following courses in any order except Studio I, II, and III must be taken in that order. Students must successfully complete these courses within a two-year period.

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
1.60 16

Audio Engineering, Introduction

Learn how to use standard types of audio equipment - microphones, mixing consoles, compressors, EQ's reverbs, and power amps will be covered with live demonstration during classes. Classes will also cover maintenance and troubleshooting. Classes meet at Midlands Audio Institute, 207 S. Prospect St., Columbia, SC 29205. 803.782.6910.

Classroom

ID: CEMUS-507

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$449.00
1.60 16

Music Business

Whether you want to be the manager of a band, make extra income as a booking agent, or do both for yourself as an artist, this course will give you the skills to navigate through the world of the music business. Textbook included. Classes meet at Midlands Audio Institute, 207 S. Prospect St., Columbia, SC 29205. 803.782.6910.

Classroom

ID: CEMUS-510

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$449.00
1.80 18

Studio Recording I

Learn the latest techniques in audio recording. From analog to digital, this course will improve your abilities to record music at home or in a studio. Covers Pro Tools and analog outboard equipment. This class includes a two-hour lab. Classes meet at Midlands Audio Institute, 207 S. Prospect St., Columbia, SC 29205. 803.782.6910.

Classroom

ID: CEMUS-522

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$449.00
1.80 18

Live Sound Production

Learn the in's and out's of running live sound for production companies, theatres, artists, churches, and more. This class includes a two-hour lab. Textbook included. Classes meet at Midlands Audio Institute, 207 S. Prospect St., Columbia, SC 29205. 803.782.6910.

Classroom

ID: CEMUS-521

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$449.00
1.80 18

Studio Recording II

Supplement to Studio Recording I. Required for certificate program. One-on-one time featuring eight hours of hands-on use of a Pro Tools system. Student must pass final exam and present a recording demo project for critique to pass the course. Must be completed within two years of beginning the certificate program.

Classroom

ID: CEMUS-523

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$449.00
1.60 16

Commercial Music Theory

If you are going to be working in the music business, you need to know the difference between off key and on. This course covers the music theory, ear training, and harmony related to commercial/contemporary music, from rock-n-roll to classical music. Classes meet at Midlands Audio Institute, 207 S. Prospect St., Columbia, SC 29205. 803.782.6910.

Classroom

ID: CEMUS-511

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$449.00
1.80 18

Studio Recording III

Importing, exporting, file management, advanced mixing, editing, monitoring, and mastering using the Pro Tools platform will be focus of the class. Students will be required to complete recording projects for a final grade. This course includes a two-hour lab. Textbook included. Classes meet at Midlands Audio Institute, 207 S. Prospect St., Columbia, SC 29205. 803.782.6910

Classroom

ID: CEMUS-524

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$449.00
1.80 18

Digital Music Production

Learn how to record music at home with the latest in digital music production. Upon completion of course, students will be able to mix projects into MP3 or CD format. Topics include MIDI, signal flow, multi tracking, and more. This course includes a two-hour lab. Classes meet at Midlands Audio Institute, 207 S. Prospect St., Columbia, SC 29205. 803.782.6910

Classroom

ID: CEMUS-525

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$449.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$3,592.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Audio Engineer

This program prepares students for entry-level positions working in recording studios, churches, theaters and/or working with bands.

Projected Job Growth

+17.5%

Average Annual Salary

$50,740

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Recording Studios
  • Churches
  • Theaters

What’s next after I complete this program?

Begin Working Professionally

Students can find jobs in a variety of settings – performing arts venues, music studios, sound jobs with local events, churches, and more.