Audio Recording and Production, Certificate


Audio/Sound started in the Theater program in 1990. In 2001, NCCC became the first college in New York State to be affiliated with Digi-Design, and are a Certified Training Facility for them. Between 2001-2007, we saw a growth in additional course offerings and in 2008 we introduced the Audio Certificate Program. Our equipment and courses support the College’s Digital Media, Theatre, and Music Programs. We feature the largest collection of ProTools works station in the area, and boast over 50 systems, 4 HD rigs, as well as microphones, digital mixers, synthesizers and the state of the art 5.1 sound system installed in the theater. This equipment provides students with a state of the art education.
Program Goals and Objectives
  • To facilitate students’ creative application of digital recording techniques in audio recording and production.
  • To prepare students with the necessary skills for entry-level positions in audio recording or production.
  • To provide practical hands-on experience in the use of digital recording software for creating audio recordings.
  • To provide students with a thorough understanding of digital recording software programs and their application in audio recording and production.

Alumni Spotlight

TJ Jones ‘17

Every single one of my professors was still involved in the audio/production industry in one way or another. It was great learning from instructors that were so knowledgeable and had up-to-date information. I picked Niagara County Community College (NCCC) almost solely because of Joe Schmidt. Joe met with me over the summer, gave me a tour of the facility, explained what the program was about, what the expectations were, and convinced me that even though I was starting from the bottom I could make it if I worked hard. I applied to the NCCC that same day. I started my audio career working at Mr. Goodbar and Buffalo Ironworks as an engineer, and as an audio engineer for Ripe Audio almost immediately after graduation. I ended up being the head audio engineer at Nietzsche’s on Allen Street in Buffalo starting in the summer of 2018, and in the fall of 2019, I took a full-time position as an audio engineer for the Seneca Gaming Corporation working out of Seneca Niagara, Seneca Buffalo Creek, and Seneca Allegany Casinos.

TJ Jones

AVID Course Cost Comparison

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Program Learning Outcomes

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Program Contact

Joseph Schmidt
Program Coordinator
Phone: 716-614-5971
Location: F-127
Division Office: 716-614-5960

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