Academic Catalogs

MIDI Applications, Certificate of Achievement

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CN_MIDI
Control Number: 22403

This program is designed for the musician or computer professional who wants a concentrated course of study in the field of computer music. Courses are designed to emphasize the practical application of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface).

Program Outcomes

  1. Create and perform musical compositions utilizing a standard scoring program.
  2. Create musical compositions utilizing standard music production programs that demonstrate competency in the following techniques: looping, sequencing, editing, and virtual synthesis.
  3. Demonstrate applications of studio recording techniques.

Certificate Requirements

Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.

  1. Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog. 
  2. Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program.  Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation.  Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary.  Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.

Minimum Grade Requirement
In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
CIS A100Introduction to Computer Applications3
MUS A110Computers in Music 13
MUS A111Computers in Music 23
MUS A112Computers in Music 33
MUS A113Computers in Music 43
MUS A115Fundamentals of Music3
MUS A261Recording Techniques 13
Restricted Electives (see list)5
Total Units26

MIDI Applications Restricted Electives

Course Title Units
Select five units of the following:5
C++ Programming Language 1
Film Production 1
Piano 1
Piano 2
Theory 1
Musicianship 1
Piano 3
Piano 4
Total Units5