Audio Engineering Technician | AAS - Western Iowa Tech Western Iowa Tech Community College

Audio Engineering Technician | AAS

This program presents the world of audio, sound studio operations, current music technologies, and music and sound production as they are implemented for music, film, video, television, and interactive media.

Through a combination of hands-on exercises, lectures, team projects, and real-world applications, you will be introduced to audio theory and competency with industry-standard tools. Familiarity with professional standards and the aesthetic considerations of audio and music are emphasized. Operation of a professional sound-mixing and recording studio will provide a key element in this program.

Skills you will acquire include the ability to engage in sound design, which is an integral part of productions for film, video, music, and video game design. Sound mixing and editing skills, use of various kinds of audio recording equipment, directing studio productions, a working knowledge of the sound recording industry, and incorporation of creative and technical skills are integral aspects of this program.

You will be prepared to seek entry-level employment as a sound technician and audio mixer.

Associate of Applied Science


Sioux City Campus


Admissions Advisor

Jennifer Conley
Career Navigator
Call  712.317.3471
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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Career Information

People with these jobs operate AV for films, photography, and sound recording. View career outlook information. 


Required Classes

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Faculty and Staff

Chris Mansfield
Instructional Program Coordinator
Call  712.317.3298
Sioux City Campus, Room B210
Michael Jones
Audio, Video, Broadcasting Instructor
Call  712.317.3211
Sioux City Campus, Room B208

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