What is Pro Tools?

Compose, record, edit, and mix high-quality music or sound for picture—on a Mac or PC—using Pro Tools, the industry-standard audio production platform. Design the perfect setup for your needs with a wide array of Pro Tools solutions—from hardware interfaces and consoles to software, plug-ins, and more.

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Make your mark in the recorded music industry -
Power your sound with the software and tools that power the industry. Create, record, edit, and mix high-quality music or sound for film/TV or live events using Pro Tools, the industry-standard audio production platform.

Recording arts is a highly technical and creative field where basic entertainment is just the beginning. It is multidimensional and deals with audio in essentially all its forms and uses. As a crossroads of technology and creativity, recording arts is a cross-cultural and highly usable skillset for any musician.

Learn at your own pace with our Amarillo College Continuing Education courses that offer AVID User-level instruction and certification for continuing education credit.  The new Mass Media Certificate – Recording Arts Option traditional studio courses offer hands-on experience and AVID User training, and students can earn academic college credit. You can take these courses in conjunction with your Associate’s degree, with the Mass Media Certificate – Recording Arts Option, or on their own.  We currently offer User and Music Operator level certifications in ProTools.

Amarillo College also houses an entirely student-run 100,000-watt radio station and public television station and offers comprehensive audio and video editing classes to prepare students to work in television, film, corporate video, radio, advertising, public relations, social media and related areas. Students gain hands-on experience in professional video production studios with live web-streaming, audio-editing and broadcast facilities and state-of-the-art computer labs.


Certificate of Completion
Major Code - RTVB.CERT.RA

Program Advisor: Jill Gibson, 371-5283 ( or contact Ruth De Anda, 371-5212 ( Additional Program Advisor for the Recording Arts Option is Jim Laughlin, 806-371-5345 (

Contact the Testing Center or the Program Advisor for testing requirements. Testing requirements are based on the unique needs of the certificate program.

Prepares students for positions in the media without the additional course work necessary for an Associate in Applied Science degree. Students completing the Mass Media certificate will be eligible for many entry level media positions in the radio/TV, film, digital recording, social media, and online marketing industries.


Major Course Requirements

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Mass Media Recording Arts Certificate





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