Northeast State’s Business Technologies Division has announced the addition of a technical certificate program in Entertainment Technology – Sound and Lighting. The 24 credit hour program will offer classes starting in fall 2014.
The certificate is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and real-world applications for sound and lighting production. This includes small business management, live sound, recording engineering, concert lighting, electronic/digital music, equipment maintenance, and basic concepts of computer operations.
Typical job opportunities include those related to lighting system production for events and concerts, and setting up audio systems for event, concert, and recording productions. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for these types of technicians will grow about 9 percent over the next 10 years.
Courses scheduled for fall include Computer Applications (INFS 1010), Introduction to Entertainment (ENT 1100), Recording Engineering I (ENT 1300), and Small Business Management (BUSN 1340).
The program will be offered at the College’s Bristol teaching site, 620 State Street, Level 3. Students interested in admission to the Entertainment Technology certificate program may contact the office of Admissions and Records at 800.836.7822 or e-mail admissions@NortheastState.edu.