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A.A.S. in Entertainment Technology

At a Glance

Carroll’s A.A.S. in Entertainment Technology degree program will prepare you to obtain audio, lighting, video and live event crew positions for educational, corporate and entertainment organizations with integrated, high-tech needs.

Credit Count:

60

Program Length:

Two years, or four 15-credit terms

About the Program

Our unique A.A.S. in Entertainment Technology degree program, approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), offers hands-on, customizable training in Performing Arts technologies with the ability to earn professional credentials.  

Students are job-ready upon completion of the program to work at venues such as: 

  • Conference centers 
  • Hotels 
  • Theaters 
  • Houses of worship 
  • Sports arenas  
  • Theme parks 

Why Carroll for an AAS in Entertainment Technology: 

  • Skills acquired in our state-of-the-art program can be applied to other fields of communication such as film, television and radio. 
  • Partnerships with local organizations provide on-the-job experience, as well as potential post-graduation employment. 
  • Credits are transferable to 4-year schools for technical theater or for entry into other Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics degree programs.

Advisory Board 

Our curriculum is designed and continuously reviewed by an advisory board of industry experts and business leaders, ensuring the program meets all current skill and knowledge requirements. You can visit our Advisory Boards page to see the list of Entertainment Technology Advisory Board members, as well as advisory board members for our other programs. 

BJ Singh, Founder and CEO of EventEQ, discusses employment prospects in the field of Entertainment Technology.

Curriculum

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Transfers & Careers

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Career 

The Entertainment industry has historically been one of the most stable job providers, even in times of deep economic downturn. 

Carroll’s Entertainment Technology program provides the opportunity for students who are already working within the field to earn educational credentials, as well as a pathway for students who are preparing for entry-level positions in this field. 

Transfer 

The Entertainment Technology degree will also transfer to 4-year universities, giving students the option of pursuing other STEM-related fields. Because 4-year institutions vary in their requirements, Carroll Community College students are expected to check with their chosen transfer institution and consult an academic advisor at Carroll. 

Learn more about transferring your courses to a different institution or explore Transfer Agreements by Area of Study.

The major benefit of hiring a technician with an associate degree is that he or she is specifically trained to support the technical needs of a production. Through hands-on experience working alongside experienced technicians, students can hone their skills with companies who may someday employ them.

Joel Krause Production Manager, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Faculty

Carroll’s faculty are scholars, researchers and distinguished leaders, selected based on their industry experience, academic excellence and passion for teaching. They possess a wealth of skills and knowledge to share with you throughout your pursuit of an Entertainment Technology degree.