The Music Career Certificate program is for the student who wants professional music skills but is not seeking a degree or planning to continue to a four-year college.
Students can earn certificates from eight areas of specialization. The certificates offered and the classes needed to earn them are here:
Within each specialization there are two levels of Commercial Music Certificates of Achievement:
Skills Award : requires 18 Units*
An award given out and recognized by the Music Department
Certificates of Achievement : requires 40 Units
Awarded by the college and recognized by the State of California. This award will be listed on the student’s college transcript.
*Note: For continuing students, the 18 units earned for the Intermediate Level Skills Award will apply toward the 40-unit Career Certificate and only an additional 22 units will be required. (18 “Intermediate Level,” units, plus 22 additional “Career Certificate” units = 40 total units.) Refer to pages #7a through 7h of the S.T.A.R.S. handouts for details on each area of specialization.)
Follow this Sample Schedule to see which classes to register for in order to earn a certificate in only 4 semesters.
**Students should consult with a Music Department faculty advisor before beginning any certificate program.**