Students record another student talking and edit the audio files on a computer

Audio Recording - Certificate

The Audio Recording Certificate is designed for a person seeking skills in audio multitrack recording, mixing and mastering. Mic placement, gain staging, dynamic range control as well as audio effects are discussed. Students will record musicians of many musical styles in a 32 track digital studio. Students will also deliver final mixes to artists and learn about music distribution through downloads or streaming services. Credits from this certificate may be applied toward the Digital Media Technology Associate Degree.

Program Code: 902062
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Area of Study: Digital Arts

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Offered At:


  • Day
  • Full-time
  • Part-time

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Certificate Entry

  • Apply at
  • Submit high school, GED, or HSED transcripts and college transcripts (if applicable) to
  • Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at or 920-498-5444.

What are my courses?


Students following the study plan below will complete the certificate in the number of semesters shown.

First Semester

Semester Total 6

Second Semester

Semester Total 3
Total Credits 9

Certificate Outcomes

  • Engineer and plan recording sessions and distribute content digitally and over the air.
  • Conduct recording sessions using state-of-the-art equipment and produce professional broadcast quality material.
  • Plan, record and distribute music and talk programming.
  • Manage the sound reinforcement, monitoring, and recording aspects of a live performance.
  • Produce music for broadcast, podcast, video and film.
  • Record and master recordings on a variety of computer software applications, convert files to various digital formats.
  • Create broadcast liners, sots and programming.

What else do I need to know about the program?


  • 10-206-102, Audio Engineering 1 is offered only in the Fall.
  • 10-206-103, Audio Engineering 2 is offered only in the Spring.

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.