Q: How long does the program last?
A: The Live Sound/Sound Reinforcement Certificate can be completed in as little as two semesters. Sharing our building is the Sound Technology recording program which offers an associates degree in recording arts. If you are looking for an all encompassing experience in both recording and live sound then in as little as 5 semester you can receive both the Live Sound/Sound Reinforcement Certificate and an Associates in Arts in Sound Technology.
Q: When can it be entered?
A: The program is taught at South Plains College which runs on a semester system. The Fall semester starts at the end of August and the Spring semester starts in the middle of January. All 7 courses are offered each semester so you can begin the certificate either in late summer or early spring.
Q: How many classes do I take?
A: The Live Sound/Sound Reinforcement Certificate consists of 7 courses. Live Sound I, Live Sound II, Live Sound III, Sound Systems Technician, Audio Electronics, Sound System Design Installation and Sound System Optimization. To read more about these classes please visit the Degree Plan page.
Q: Is it possible to double up on classes and finish both semesters at one time?
A: No. Because of class scheduling several of the classes are taught simultaneously making it impossible to attend them both. Secondly, the Live Sound Certificate is an intensive program thatcovers an extensive amount of information. Taking more than four classes at a time would inhibit your ability to obtain the level of proficiency that we would like you to achieve.
Q: How much does your school cost?
A: The Live Sound/Sound Reinforcement Certificate is a 28 credit hour certificate. The price per credit hour varies on your area of residence and the number of hours being taken at one time. The certificate, if taken in two semesters, could cost as little as $1606. Thats not a typo it really can cost as little as $1606. For more information on tuition cost and fees please visit our cost page.
Q: What is a Level 1 Certificate?
A: It is a program of study of no more than one year that consists of at least 15 and no more than 42 semester credit hours. Level I certificate programs are exempt from the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative, although all certificate programs must provide for local assessment and remediation of students.