Theme Park Technology Specialist Certificate

Division: Visual and Performing Arts


The Theme Park Technology Specialist Certificate prepares the student for occupational competency working for theme parks as a technology specialist. Technology specialists perform maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of advanced theme park ride and entertainment technology, earn competitive salaries, and can work in theme parks across the world. This certificate requires completion of 36-41 units of which 35 units are in required courses, and the remaining 1-6 units must be chosen from the restricted electives. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Required Courses (35 units):
TECH 081 FTechnical Mathematics I3
TECH 131 F Basic Electricity and Basic Electronics2
TECH 132 F Basics of Electric Motor Controls2
TECH 135 F Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers2
TECH 136 F Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Advanced PLC3
TECH 137 F Electronic Instrumentation and Networking2
THEA 091 F Video and Scenic Projection for the Theatre2
THEA 092 F Automated Scenery 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 Technology3
THEA 170 F Beginning Theatrical Lighting (formerly THEA 144 F)3
Restricted Electives: Stage Crew Activity Lab Courses (.5-3 units):.5-3
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
Restricted Electives: Capstone Project Courses (.5-3 units):.5-3
Acting Workshop3
Theatre Workshop1-3
Beginning Theatre Practicum (formerly THEA 133 F)1-2
Beginning Musical Theatre Production0.5-3
Intermediate Theatre Practicum1-2
Intermediate Musical Theatre Production0.5-3
Total Units36-41

Outcome 1: Illustrate, evaluate, and employ the correct and safe and efficient use of tools, hardware, and equipment associated with the maintenance and trouble-shooting of various theatrical and theme park systems.

Outcome 2: Perform troubleshooting and reporting functions for programmable logic controllers.

Outcome 3: Design a regular maintenance and diagnostic plan for various theatrical, theme park ride, and entertainment industry systems.