A.S. in Recording Technology

The Recording Technology Degree Program is a hands-on, career education program which develops critical skills in audio engineering, live sound reinforcement, sound or film, television and gaming. The program teaches the audio basics necessary to engineer any kind of music and sound, from rock concerts to classical recordings, movie scenes to video games. Acceptance into the Recording Technology Degree Program is by interview only.

A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Recording Technology A.S. Degree will:

  1. Exhibit proficiency in technical operation, communication, and production in the recording studio.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in cross-platform computer operation and use of multiple software applications.
  3. Successfully integrate as professionals into the entertainment industry by demonstrating competency in music business, acoustics, critical listening and live sound reinforcement.

This degree requires meeting the Citrus College General Education and proficiency requirements combined with successful completion (grades of “C” and above) of the following major requirements:

Required prerequisite courses: 1
REC 100Survey of Entertainment Technology4
REC 103Introduction to Audio Engineering4
REC 140Music Theory for Engineers3
Required audio courses:
REC 105Fundamentals of Audio Technology4
REC 115Recording Studio Workshop I4
REC 205Advanced Audio Technology4
REC 215Recording Studio Workshop II4
Required digital audio courses:
REC 125Digital Audio Technology I3
REC 225Digital Audio Technology II4
Other required courses:
REC 135Live Sound Reinforcement4
REC 145Critical Listening Skills for Engineers3
REC 235Acoustics for Engineers3
REC 245Music Business/ Audio Careers3
Total Units47

 Units do not count towards degree major preparation

2-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Note: Substitute ENGL 101E (5 units) may be needed based on placement.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
REC 100 Survey of Entertainment Technology 4
REC 103 Introduction to Audio Engineering 4
REC 140 Music Theory for Engineers 3
ENGL 101
Reading and Composition
or Reading and Composition - Honors
Winter Term 1
MATH 160 Mathematics for Everyday Living - A Liberal Arts Course 5
Spring Term 1
REC 105 Fundamentals of Audio Technology 4
REC 115 Recording Studio Workshop I 4
REC 125 Digital Audio Technology I 3
REC 135 Live Sound Reinforcement 4
REC 145 Critical Listening Skills for Engineers 3
Summer Term 1
SPCH 100
Interpersonal Communication
or Interpersonal Communication - Honors
Fall Term 2
REC 205 Advanced Audio Technology 4
REC 215 Recording Studio Workshop II 4
REC 225 Digital Audio Technology II 4
REC 235 Acoustics for Engineers 3
REC 245 Music Business/ Audio Careers 3
Winter Term 2
ARCH 250
History of Architecture: Prehistory to Mannerism
or History of Architecture: Baroque to the Present Day
or Art History - Fundamentals of Global Art History
or Art History - Topics in Contemporary Art
or History of Photography
or Introduction to the Visual Arts
or Motion Picture Appreciation
or Motion Picture Appreciation - Honors
or History of Dance
or History of Rock and Roll
or Introduction to Theatre Arts
or Introduction to Theatre Arts - Honors
HIST 107
History of the United States before 1877
or History of the United States before 1877 - Honors
or History of the United States since 1877
or History of the United States since 1877 - Honors
or History of the African-Americans to 1876
or History of the African-Americans since 1876
or History of Women in the United States
Spring Term 2
ANTH 212 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 3
ANTH 212L Introduction to Physical Anthropology Lab 1
ETHN 101
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
or Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies
ENGL 290
Ethnic Voices in Film
or Children's Literature
or Children's Literature - Honors
or Literature of the Bible
or American Food And Culture: Global Origins, History, and Current Impacts
or Great Religions of the World
or Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
KIN 170
Fitness for Life
or Health and Wellness
or Health and Wellness - Honors
or Introduction to Nutrition
 Total Units78

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.