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CA = Certificate of Achievement
CP = Certificate of Proficiency

  • AA in Music Technology
  • CA in Music Technology
  • CA in Pro Tools
  • CP in Audio Post Production
  • CP in Electronic Music
  • CP in Game Audio
  • CP in Music Business
  • CP in Songwriting

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Foothill College offers a comprehensive course of study toward an Associate in Arts Degree in Music Technology, as well as a variety of certificates to choose from for building and upgrading industry skills.

The Music Technology Program will prepare you for an entry-level career in recording arts, marketing and merchandising, concert promotion, online delivery, sound for video, and a host of other media-based career options. Pathways lead to transfer to a four-year institution and/or career opportunities in diverse fields.

What Students Say

"The value of this program at a community college is that you can't get anything like it anywhere else.There's such a strong community atmosphere in the program, and you really learn how to collaborate with others. It's very supportive." - Vic. L

Cutting-Edge Curriculum at an Affordable Cost

Foothill College created one of the first music technology programs in the country, launching classes in 1997, and remains one of the nation’s top programs, offering outstanding instruction and professional-quality facilities.

Our program provides a very cost–efficient option for students considering public or private universities.


We offer both on–campus and online courses in Studio Recording, Electronic Music, Game Audio, Songwriting, Music Business, Avid Pro Tools, Apple Logic Pro, and Ableton Live, with instruction based on real world industry standards. These courses are the workforce element of the Music Department.

By constantly updating and refining our curriculum, the program remains current with the most recent developments in the area of music technology and digital media content creation. No music technology program in the country offers as large a selection of music technology courses as Foothill does.

Take a quick look at our fall course offering below or see our online searchable schedule for full details.

Fall 2016 Courses

MUS 11B Funk, Fusion & Hip-Hop Anderson Online
MUS 11B Funk, Fusion & Hip-Hop Anderson Online
Music & Media: Hendrix to Hip-Hop Anderson Online
MTEC 88A Songwriter's Workshop Bruno Online
MTEC 82C Introduction to the Video Game Business Bruno Online
MTEC 60A - Home Studio I Donner Online
MTEC 60B - Home Studio II Donner Online
MTEC 80A - Music Biz Goldfarb Online
MTEC 80B - Ent. Law Goldfarb Online
MTEC 70A Pro Tools 101 - Avid Certification Kuehnl Online
MTEC 70B Pro Tools 110 - Avid Certification Kuehnl Online
MTEC 57A/B - Snd Dsgn/Srnd Kuehnl T 6PM/Rm 1101
MTEC 62A/B - Comp. Electro. Kuehnl T 1PM/Rm1211
MUS11D - History of Elecronic Music - Origins Kuehnl Online
MTEC 55A - Intro Games Kuehnl M 1PM/Sunnyvale
MTEC 72A Producing Music with Reason Primeau M 7PM/Rm1211
MTEC 50A - Intro Music Tech Tambling M 1PM/Rm1211
MTEC 51A Studio Recording Ich Tambling TR 1PM/Rm 1101
MTEC 51B Studio Recording II Tambling Online
MTEC 70C Pro Tools 201 - Avid Certification Tambling T 7PM/Rm 1211
MTEC 70D Pro Tools 210M - Avid Certification Tambling T 7PM/Rm 1211
MTEC 52A - Mix/Master Tambling Online
MUS 83A - Music Therapy Tambling Online
MUS 9A Music & Media: Edison to Hendrix Weller Online
MUS 11A - Jazz & Swing Weller Online

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