Business, Technology and the Arts


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

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 prepare students with the necessary skills for entry-level positions in audio recording or production
  • To provide students with a thorough understanding of digital recording software programs and their application in audio recording and production
  • To facilitate students' creative application of digital recording techniques in audio recording and production
  • To provide practical hands-on experience in the use of digital recording software for creating audio recordings

Gainful Employment Outlook and Costs

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Audio Recording and Production, Certificate Catalog Information


Ken Travis Sound Designer: Currently designed the sound for Disney's Aladdin on Tour

Chris Ark: Assistant Studio Manager for CBS Radio

Nathan Gambino: Just opened 5 Day Productions Studio in Buffalo

Richard Toczek: Current Certified Adjunct Instructor for ProTools 101 and 110 levels @ NCCC

Antonio Humphrey: Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Production of Entertainment/ Freelancer

Scott Quider: Outer Limit Recording Studio in Buffalo, NY