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Sound Engineering Schools in California

There are 23 California schools offering sound engineering programs. In 2010, 620 students graduated from programs at California sound engineering schools. 537 of all these students graduated with certificates and 66 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

316 students graduate from sound engineering programs in California, on average, each year. This accounts for about 16% of sound engineering students who schools in the United States graduate. Out of those, 537 students graduated with certificates in sound engineering, 66 with an associate's level degree, and 17 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

23 sound engineering schools are located in this Pacific Coast state. Of these, 19 schools are public, while four schools are private. Tuition at a private sound engineering school varies from $18,848 to $36,622.

Average tuition for sound engineering programs is $33,978. The highest tuition for sound engineering programs, which is $36,622 every year, is at Loyola Marymount University, while the lowest tuition in this state is at Cogswell Polytechnical College.

California sound engineering schools offer certificates, associates degrees, and bachelors degrees. No sound engineering students at the undergraduate level sought masters level degrees in 2010.

Sound Engineering Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

316 students graduate from sound engineering programs in California, on average, each year. This accounts for about 16% of sound engineering students who schools in the United States graduate. Out of those, 537 students graduated with certificates in sound engineering, 66 with an associate's level degree, and 17 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Sound Engineering Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 0
  • Certificate 2009: 175
  • Certificate 2010: 537
  • Associate 2006: 0
  • Associate 2007: 0
  • Associate 2008: 0
  • Associate 2009: 53
  • Associate 2010: 66
  • Bachelor 2006: 11
  • Bachelor 2007: 18
  • Bachelor 2008: 13
  • Bachelor 2009: 16
  • Bachelor 2010: 17

Sound Engineering Program Availability in California

Schools in California offer a total of 36 programs in sound engineering. Of these programs, around 55.6% are certificate level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level and the bachelors level.

Sound Engineering Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 20
  • Associate: 13
  • Bachelor: 3

Career Trends

Sound Engineering Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Sound Engineering Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Sound Engineering Technicians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 29250
  • 25th Percentile: 39630
  • Median: 53030
  • 75th Percentile: 78640
  • 90th Percentile: 117650

Career Trends

Sound Engineering Technicians — Employment Trend

Sound Engineering Technicians — Employment Trend

Sound Engineering Technicians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 61210
  • Median Salary 2007: 66180
  • Median Salary 2008: 59470
  • Median Salary 2009: 53000
  • Median Salary 2010: 53030
  • Total Employed 2006: 3870
  • Total Employed 2007: 4670
  • Total Employed 2008: 5030
  • Total Employed 2009: 3770
  • Total Employed 2010: 3820

California vs National Sound Engineering Employment

California vs National Sound Engineering Employment

  • Employed in California: 24.409% (3820)

Sound Engineering Schools in California

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1. The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles

2900 31st St
Santa Monica, CA 90405-3035
(310) 752-4700

The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles offers one sound engineering program and this college, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Santa Monica, CA. AI-Los Angeles is a for-profit 4-year institution. AI ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

2. The Los Angeles Recording School

6690 Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 464-5200

The Los Angeles Recording School, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Hollywood, CA and it offers one program in sound engineering. Overall, 55 students pursue degrees in one program at this school.

3. Cogswell Polytechnical College

1175 Bordeaux Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
(408) 541-0100

Cogswell Polytechnical College offers one program in sound engineering and this school, which is very close to Sunnyvale, California, is in a rural area. 238 students pursue degrees in four programs at this school, overall. In terms of programs, this technical college is the third biggest institution in the state of California offering sound engineering.

4. El Camino College - Compton Center

1111 East Artesia Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221-5393
(310) 900-1600

El Camino College-Compton Center is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1927. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Compton, CA. This school offers students 49 certificates and 14 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 8,729 students sought degrees from the 55 programs at this school. It offers subjects including legal assisting and cosmetology. This vocational school is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

5. Santa Ana College

1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706-3398
(714) 564-6000

Santa Ana College is near the center of the city and it offers one program in sound engineering. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California. It is the sixth oldest institution in the state of California offering sound engineering programs.

6. The Los Angeles Film School

6363 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028-7318
(877) 952-3456

Founded in 1999, the Los Angeles Film School is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is in the center of Hollywood. It offers students four associates level degrees. In 2010, 2,083 students sought degrees from the four programs at this small school. This school offers subjects including music production and sound engineering. It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

7. Los Angeles Harbor College

1111 Figueroa Place
Wilmington, CA 90744-2397
(310) 233-4000

Los Angeles Harbor College, which is 1.0 miles from the center of the city, is located in Wilmington, CA and it offers one program in sound engineering. It is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

8. The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire

674 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408-2800
(909) 915-2100

The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire is a for-profit 4-year institution, founded in 2006. AI- Inland Empire, which is near the center of the city, is located in San Bernardino, CA. AI is one of several campuses. It offers subjects including fashion design, fashion marketing, and pastry arts. This specialized college offers one certificate, three associates level degrees, and nine bachelors level degrees to students. In 2010, 1,938 students sought degrees from the 11 programs at AI. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges accredits it. This college is one of 14 art colleges in California.

9. Diablo Valley College

321 Golf Club Rd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 685-1230

Diablo Valley College is located in the suburbs of Pleasant Hill, California and this college offers one sound engineering program. This community college is a public 2-year institution.

10. Sacramento City College

3835 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822-1386
(916) 558-2111

Sacramento City College is 2.7 miles from the center of the city. It offers two sound engineering programs. More specifically, this college offers one certificate in sound engineering to students and one sound engineering degree at the associate's level. This big college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks fourth in the state of California.

11. Antelope Valley College

3041 West Ave K
Lancaster, CA 93536-5426
(661) 722-6300

Antelope Valley College offers one sound engineering program and it is located in the suburbs of Lancaster, California. It is a public 2-year institution. This community college is the second biggest institution in the state of California offering sound engineering in terms of programs.

12. Fresno City College

1101 E. University Ave
Fresno, CA 93741
(559) 442-4600

Fresno City College offers two programs in sound engineering. Out of those, this college offers students one certificate in sound engineering and one associate's level degree in sound engineering. It is 1.9 miles from the center of the city. 23,902 students pursue degrees in 166 programs at this community college, overall. This community college is the fifth largest institution in the state of California offering sound engineering in terms of programs.

13. Loyola Marymount University

One Lmu Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
(310) 338-2700

Loyola Marymount University is near Los Angeles, CA and this school offers one program in sound engineering. It ranks first in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

14. Chaffey College

5885 Haven Ave
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737-3002
(909) 987-1737

Chaffey College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1883. It is located in the suburbs of Rancho Cucamonga, California. It offers subjects such as sociology, chemistry, and management. It offers students 90 certificates and 78 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 19,469 students pursued degrees from the 90 programs at this school. This school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. It is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

15. Golden West College

15744 Goldenwest St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2710
(714) 892-7711

Golden West College offers two programs in sound engineering. Specifically, it offers one sound engineering certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in sound engineering. This community college is located in the suburbs of Huntington Beach, California. 13,919 students seek degrees in 114 Golden West College programs, overall.

16. Citrus College

1000 W Foothill Blvd
Glendora, CA 91741-1899
(626) 963-0323

Citrus College is located in the suburbs of Glendora, California and it offers one program in sound engineering. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

17. Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 432-5072

Orange Coast College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Costa Mesa, CA. This college offers two programs in sound engineering. Out of those, it offers one sound engineering certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in sound engineering. 24,239 students pursue degrees in 167 programs at this college, overall.

18. American River College

4700 College Oak Dr
Sacramento, CA 95841-4286
(916) 484-8011

American River College offers two programs in sound engineering. Specifically, it offers students one sound engineering certificate and one degree at the associate's level in sound engineering. This college is located in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

19. San Diego City College

1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101-4787
(619) 388-3400

San Diego City College is in the center of San Diego. This college offers two programs in sound engineering. Out of those, it offers students one certificate in sound engineering and one sound engineering degree at the associate's level. It is a public 2-year institution.

20. Southwestern College

900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91910-7299
(619) 482-6550

Southwestern College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1961. It is located in the suburbs of Chula Vista, California. This college offers subjects such as design, art, and language. It offers 101 certificates and 99 degrees at the associates level to students. In 2010, 19,476 students sought degrees from the 103 programs at this college. This community college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

21. Cerritos College

11110 Alondra Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650-6298
(562) 860-2451

Founded in 1955, Cerritos College is a public 2-year institution. This college is located in the suburbs of Norwalk, California. This community college offers 103 certificates and 103 associates level degrees to students. In 2010, 22,142 students sought degrees from the 103 programs at this community college. This college offers subjects such as design and human services. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

22. Long Beach City College

4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808-1706
(562) 938-4111

Long Beach City College offers two programs in sound engineering. More specifically, this college offers one sound engineering certificate to students and one associate's level sound engineering degree. This college is near the heart of downtown. Overall, 26,517 students seek degrees in 179 programs at this community college. This community college is the eighth biggest institution in the state of California offering sound engineering in terms of programs.

23. The Mt. San Jacinto Community College District

1499 N. State S.
San Jacinto, CA 92583-2399
(951) 487-6752

The Mt. San Jacinto Community College District is in the suburbs of San Jacinto, California. This college offers two programs in sound engineering. Out of those, this college offers one certificate in sound engineering to students and one sound engineering degree at the associate's level. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

24. Fullerton College

321 E Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832-2095
(714) 992-7000

Fullerton College offers two sound engineering programs. More specifically, it offers students one sound engineering certificate and one associate's level sound engineering degree. This college is in the center of Fullerton. This public college is a public 2-year institution. It is the third oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in sound engineering.

25. Foothill College

12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7777

Foothill College offers two programs in sound engineering. Specifically, this school offers students one certificate in sound engineering and one degree at the associate's level in sound engineering. It is in the suburbs of Los Altos Hills, California. 17,474 students seek degrees in 150 Foothill College programs, overall. In terms of programs, it is the fourth biggest institution in the state of California offering sound engineering.

26. Cypress College

9200 Valley View
Cypress, CA 90630-5897
(714) 484-7000

Cypress College offers one sound engineering program and it is in the suburbs of Cypress, California. Overall, 16,153 students seek degrees in 115 Cypress College programs. This college is the sixth biggest institution in the state of California offering sound engineering in terms of programs.

27. MiraCosta College

One Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056-3899
(760) 757-2121

MiraCosta College is in the suburbs of Oceanside, California. It offers two programs in sound engineering. Out of those, this big college offers one sound engineering certificate to students and one sound engineering degree at the associate's level. This college is a public 2-year institution.

28. Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401-4096
(818) 947-2600

Los Angeles Valley College offers two sound engineering programs. More specifically, it offers students one sound engineering certificate and one associate's level degree in sound engineering. This college, which is 0.9 miles from the center of the city, is located in Valley Glen, CA. It is one of 98 community colleges in California. In terms of enrollment, it ranks tenth in the state of California.

29. Los Medanos College

2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA 94565
(925) 439-2181

Los Medanos College is in the suburbs of Pittsburg, California. This college offers two sound engineering programs. Specifically, it offers students one sound engineering certificate and one degree at the associate's level in sound engineering. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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