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Disc Jockey Techniques I

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Disc Jockey Techniques I is designed to prepare students for entry level employment as a live-performance disc jockey (DJ). This program is designed to provide the student with the technical skills required for a successful performance or production and to demonstrate an understanding of common business practices in a highly competitive and rapidly changing entertainment industry. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Disc Jockey Techniques II and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Disc Jockey Techniques is available for students who want to deepen their knowledge and skills within the field.

Details

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Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Disc Jockey Techniques I (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5976N
Total Credits Required
11
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Analyze the values and ethics that influence the creation of a live performance event.
  2. Develop and demonstrate the technical skills required for a successful Disc Jockey performance or production.
  3. Demonstrate interpersonal and collaborative skills to build relationships and network with clients, colleagues, and organizations.
  4. Develop opportunities for leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the music industry.
  5. Critically analyze and synthesize musical content for social, cultural, aesthetic, and historical significance.
  6. Evaluate and apply marketing strategies to build a brand (e.g., advertising, social media campaigns, public relations, interactive media, digital media).
  7. Interpret and explain intellectual property law, rights management, publishing, licensing, and contracts.
  8. Apply common business practices used in the entertainment industry.
  9. Demonstrate self-reliance, problem solving skills, and the ability to work independently.
  10. Use effective written, oral, and visual communication skills for diverse audiences and a variety of purposes.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

There are additional career opportunities associated with this certificate that do not have occupational data available for Arizona at this time. These occupations are listed below:
  • Disc Jockeys, Except Radio
  • Musicians, Instrumental
* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
MUC135 Introduction to Disc Jockey Techniques Critical course Gateway course 3
MUC136 Turntablism: The Art of the Scratch DJ Critical course 3
MUC137 Digital DJ Performance Techniques Critical course 3
MUC138 Disc Jockey Laboratory 1
MUC293 Self Promotion for Music 1
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Disc Jockey Techniques I (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=137508).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2019-20205/28/2019 – 5/25/2020