Sound Technician Certificate


The Sound Technician Certificate is designed to provide the student with enhanced occupational competency as a general theatre technician specializing in Sound, for theatrical productions, corporate events, theme parks, television, and film studios. This advanced certificate requires completion of the Technical Theatre Certificate (17-24.5 units) plus additional advanced courses for a total of 33-48.5 units. At least one-half of the units toward the certificate must be completed at Fullerton College. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Required Courses (23 units)
MUS 101 FMusic Fundamentals3
THEA 094 F Systems Maintenance and Troubleshooting for Theatre2
THEA 141 F Introduction to Technical Theatre4
THEA 143 FStagecraft4
THEA 160 F Introduction to Sound Technology3
THEA 161 FSound Reinforcement Techniques2
THEA 162 FSound Design for the Theatre2
THEA 170 F Beginning Theatrical Lighting (formerly THEA 144 F)3
Required Stage Crew Activity Courses (2-12 units) Concurrent enrollment for the following courses is required for THEA 160 F, THEA 161 F, THEA 162 F, and THEA 170 F. Select 0.5 units per course selected.2-12
Introduction to Stage Crew Activity (formerly THEA 149 F)0.5
Beginning Stage Crew Activity0.5
Intermediate Stage Crew Activity0.5
Advanced Stage Crew Activity0.5
Required Production Courses (4-6.5 units)4-6.5
Acting Workshop3
Theatre Workshop2
Beginning Theatre Practicum (formerly THEA 133 F)2
Resident Theatre Company0.5-3
Beginning Musical Theatre Concert Production1
Beginning Director's Practicum0.5-3
Beginning Musical Theatre Production0.5-3
Intermediate Theatre Practicum2
Experimental Theatre2
Intermediate Musical Theatre Concert Production1
Intermediate Director's Practicum0.5-3
Intermediate Musical Theatre Production0.5-3
Restricted Electives (4-7 units)4-7
Cisco Networking 13
Introduction to Networking Concepts4
Introduction to Networking Hardware3
Fundamentals of Drafting2
Introduction to Music Technology2
Recording Lab I - Beginning Techniques3
Introduction to Advanced Topics in Theatre Technology2
Rigging for the Theatre1
Total Units33-48.5

Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of basic technical theatre terminology as it relates to sound and audio.

Outcome 2: Identify and demonstrate the practical aspects of safe and effective use of tools and equipment associated with entertainment sound and audio.

Outcome 3: Identify and describe the various types of drawings and paperwork used for entertainment audio.

Outcome 4: Identify and explain collaboration and concept as it relates to the audio design process.

Outcome 5: Recognize and apply various methodologies to safely troubleshoot lighting, sound, rigging, scenic, and show control equipment.