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Entertainment Technologies/Sound & Recording Engineering (AAS.ETS)

The Entertainment Technologies Sound Recording and Engineering A.A.S. degree provides students with broad-based training in music fundamentals, recording and mixing, location sound, commercial production, Internet audio, record production, and live sound reinforcement. Students will engage in sound design, music engineering, live event production, and audio post-production while working on a variety of projects on campus and in the field.  

Students will have the opportunity to experience all the different facets of the audio industry. They will develop a practical and operational understanding of the various hardware elements, including speakers, mixers, amplification technology, microphones, analog and digital recording, mixing consoles, signal routing, and processors. Mastering the core concepts, students will learn the artistic and technical skills of microphone technique, mixing, critical listening, session management, and studio etiquette.

Students will gain experience working on professional recording equipment, and also learn the techniques from industry-experienced instructors. At RCBC you can express your passion for music from inception to arrangement, to recording and mixing, as well as mastering to live performances and beyond.

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Explore and acquire broad-based knowledge of audio engineering technology and demonstrated proficiency in the application of critical listening and practical audio engineering skills.
  • Employ, apply, and operate sound engineering technologies and techniques in a manner that displays practical and creative understanding and fluency.
  • Demonstrate independent, imaginative, and creative approaches to problem solving in the field of sound engineering.
  • Use microphones, outboard gear, consoles, and software effectively to conduct studio recording sessions featuring live instruments and vocals.
  • UIntegrate knowledge and theory of the recording industry, sound recording, and music technology into productions.
General Education Courses Credits
  Written & Oral Communications 6
  Mathematics 3
  Natural Science 4
  Social Science 3
  Arts & Humanities 3
  Diversity 3
  Total 22
*See General Education Requirements in the College Catalog.
Program Courses
ETC 101 Introduction to Entertainment, Mass Media and Society 3
ETC 105 Entertainment Law 3
MUS 105 Music Fundamentals 3
ETC 222 Entertainment Tech Field Experience 3
Total   12
Specialized Courses
ETS 101 Live Sound Production I 4
ETS 102 Recording Engineering I 4
ETS 225 Advanced Music Production 3


Electives may also be taken from the other Entertainment Technology Specialized Courses
  Total Requirements for Degree 60

2+2 Rowan University Path

The RCBC Entertainment Technologies Sound & Recording Engineering department has a *2+2 articulation with Rowan University to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Industry with a specialization in Music Technology. An RCBC who takes advantage of the 2+2 articulation will be able to obtain both an A.A.S. in Entertainment Technologies Sound & Recording Engineering from Rowan College at Burlington County and a B.S. in Music Industry (Music Technology Specialization) from Rowan University’s Glassboro Campus.

*Please see RCBC 2+2 Major Map for this option.

Sound Recording and Engineering Careers

  • Recording Studio Engineer
  • Audio Engineer/Sound Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Sound Mixer
  • Recording Studio Manager
  • Sound Technician
  • Digital Remastering
  • Event Productions
  • Game Audio Designer
  • Environmental Sound Design
  • Live Stage/Theater Sound