Theme Park Technician Certificate

Division: Visual and Performing Arts


The Theme Park Technician Certificate is designed to prepare the student for occupational competency as a technician for theme parks.This certificate program requires a total of 22 units of all of which are in required courses. A minimum grade of C is required in each course taken.

Required Courses (19 units):
THEA 091 F Video and Scenic Projection for the Theatre2
THEA 093 FRigging for the Theatre1
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 Technology 13
THEA 170 F Beginning Theatrical Lighting (formerly THEA 144 F) 13
(Please note: THEA 160 F and THEA 170 F require concurrent enrollment in THEA 153 F or THEA 159 F or THEA 249 F or THEA 250F )
Required State Crew Activity Courses (1 unit):1
Introduction to Stage Crew Activity (formerly THEA 149 F)0.5-3
Beginning Stage Crew Activity0.5-3
Intermediate Stage Crew Activity0.5-3
Advanced Stage Crew Activity0.5-3
Required Production Courses (2 units):2
Theatre Workshop1-3
Beginning Theatre Practicum (formerly THEA 133 F)1-2
Intermediate Theatre Practicum1-2
Beginning Musical Theatre Production0.5-3
Intermediate Musical Theatre Production0.5-3
Total Units22

Outcome 1: Interpret, analyze, evaluate, and employ the correct, safe, and efficient use of tools, hardware, and equipment associated with various technical systems for the purpose of running and maintaining productions.

Outcome 2: Research, interpret, compose, and categorize various types of schematics, spreadsheets, and other paperwork utilized within the professional entertainment field for the purpose of working effectively with production designers.

Outcome 3: Distinguish and apply basic technical theatre terminology in order to communicate effectively within the theme park industry.

Outcome 4: Assess and formulate various maintenance and diagnostic methodologies to safely troubleshoot and maintain show control equipment.