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What is the live sound certificate?

Start your live sound education with the Live Sound certificate.  Fall of 2006 was the first semester that the new Live Sound/Sound Reinforcement Certificate was offered at South Plains College in Levelland, TX. We are so excited to be the first community college in Texas to offer this certificate. The Live Sound/Sound Reinforcement Certificate allows students to receive a level 1 certificate in sound reinforcement in a minimum of two semesters. To view the degree plan and course descriptions please see the Degree Plan/Course Descriptions page. Visit www.southplainscollege.edu for more information about the college and course schedules.

What does this education prepare you for?

You will be ready for a career with sound companies, concert tours, sports facilities, Broadway theaters, houses of worship, corporate meeting facilities, cruise ships, theme parks and much much more. A Live Sound/Sound Reinforcement Certificate from South Plains College will prepare you to design, install, optimize, operate, and maintain sound reinforcement systems of all sizes. If you are looking for an exciting career that is constantly evolving then Live Sound/Sound Reinforcement is for you. It will open up a whole world of opportunities for you to explore.

Live Sound Lab

The live sound lab is a unique facility totally dedicated to live sound. In this room you will learn to fly speaker arrays, work on large format consoles, load trucks, repair speakers, set up AC distribution systems with a real 3 phase disconnect, assemble 3 and 4 way speaker systems, optimize PA's and much more. You will be using real world industry standard gear in realistic situations providing you with invaluable knowledge that will prepare you for a successful career in the audio industry.

FOH console

The FOH console in our performance venue the Tom T. Hall is an Avid VENUE Profile 48 channel digital mixing console. The FOH audio system is made up of Meyer Sound UPQ-2P's, Meyer Sound 700HP's and EAW UB52's (front fills). System management is provided by a Meyer Sound Galileo 408.

Yamaha M7CL Console

The monitor system is made up of a Yamaha M7CL digital mixing console and an Allen & Heath ML4000 console with BSS rocessing. All monitor enclosures are EAW SM200's that are powered by Crown Macro-tech amplifiers. Mics and di's are from Audix, Shure, AkG, Sennheiser, BSS, Klark Teknik, Coutryman and Radial Engineering.

  Semester #1  
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 1405 Live Sound 1 4
MUSC 2402 Sound Systems Tech 4
MUSC 1423 Audio Electronics 4
MUSC 1400 Sound Systems Design and Installation 4
  Semester 1 Total 16
  Semester #2  
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 2403 Live Sound II 4
MUSC 2453 Live Sound III 4
MUSC 2459 Sound System Optimization 4
  Semester 2 Total 12
  Total Certificate Hours 28