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Audio Engineering and Music Production Certificate

The Audio Engineering and Music Production certificate is a 730-hour program that trains individuals to work in various technical positions such as recording arts, music, theatre, concerts, broadcasting, video and film. The program develops skills required to operate digital and analog audio recording, programming and processing equipment. The course content provides a foundation in the principles of hearing, sound, music, basic electronics, processing, signal flow, microphone techniques, mixing and mastering, live sound engineering, and reviews current industry standards. Students will gain hands-on experience with industry-standard recording and studio systems, and music and audio experience.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or Advanced Level certificate or GED, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.

  • Math requirement:

A minimum of 60% in any of:

    • Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus Grade 10
    • Applications of Mathematics 10
    • Principles of Mathematics 10
    • Adult Basic Education MATH 071 and MATH 072

Or a minimum of 65% on the ABLE Mathematics test. Test scores are only good for two (2) years.


AEMP 110 Introduction to Audio Engineering
AEMP 111 Hearing and Music
AEMP 112 Audio Electronics
AEMP 113 Signal Flow and Processing
AEMP 114 Microphone Techniques
AEMP 115 Mixing and Mastering
AEMP 116 AEMP Industry Standards
AEMP 117 Live Sound Engineering
AEMP 118 Analog Processing and Recording
AEMP 119 MIDI Music Programming
AEMP 120 Digital Audio Recording
AEMP 121 Applied Audio Engineering and Production

Graduation Requirements

Students must pass each course with a minimum grade of 70% to receive the certificate.

Program Area:

Continuing Studies

Campus (Intake):

  • Kelowna (Sep)




  • Full-Time


2022-23: $9,771
plus applicable textbooks and/or materials


Delivery Style: Blended, online and face-to-face.

This program is currently under review.

This program is student loan eligible.

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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/10/2022