CURRICULAR GUIDE

Stage Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0971  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)
The Stage Technology Program provides training in technical skills associated
with the stage technology industry.  The Associate Degree in Applied Science is
particularly useful for those individuals wishing to pursue advanced careers in
this industry, such as management positions or permanent jobs at entertainment
facilities.  Students in this curriculum MUST be a registered apprentice in the
Michigan Stage Technician Apprenticeship Program (MSTAP).  Not all courses in
this program transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see
an academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

This is a selective admission program. In order to be admitted into this program,
students must meet basic admission requirements beyond those required for
admission to the college. STEC 110 - Stage Tech Field Experience is open only to
students officially admitted to the Stage Technology Program.
Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a mathematics
competency requirement. To fulfill the mathematics competency requirement,
students may need to complete specific course work in mathematics.  See the
General Education Core Requirements section for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.

The admission and/or graduation requirements for this program may change each
academic year. The program requirements below apply only to those students who
have been admitted to the program for the 2002/2003 academic year. For the most
recent and complete information, interested students should contact the Visual
Arts and Media Department, Academic and Office Facility, Room 314, telephone
number (517) 483-1476 or the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical
Center, Room 2200, telephone number (517) 483-1254.

For current information about admission requirements, contact the Visual Arts and
Media Department, Academic and Office Facility, Room 314, telephone number (517)
483-1476 or the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 2200,
telephone number (517) 483-1254.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 60 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ELTE 100    Electrical Safety Practices                                      1
ELTE 110    Practical Electricity                                            3
ELTE 150    Electric Motor Maintenance                                       2
MTEC 120    Audio Production I                                               4
MTEC 122    Sound Reinforcement                                              4
MTEC 223    Sound Reinforcement Practicum                                    2
MTEC 252    Lighting for Television/Video                                    3
STEC 100    Intro to Stage Tech Industry                                     2
STEC 110    Stage Tech Field Experience (See Note 1)                         1
STEC 120    Stage Lighting and Electricity                                   3
STEC 122    Advanced Stagecraft                                              3
STEC 130    Audio/Visual Technology                                          3
STEC 140    Theatrical Make-Up/Wardrobe                                      3
STEC 150    Stage and Arena Rigging                                          3
STEC 296    STEC Internship                                                  2
THEA 110    Introduction to Theatre                                          3
THEA 114    Intro to Technical Theater                                       3
THEA 210    Theatre History                                                  4
WELD 100    Combination Welding                                              4
WELD 111    Gas Tungsten ARC Welding                                         4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                 TOTAL:  12 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                            12 Credits
(See the GENERAL EDUCATION section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   72

1.    STEC 110 must be taken four times for a total of 4 credits toward this
      degree.  Stage Technology Field Experience involves variable hours that
      are determined by work calls from full and associate members of the MSTAP
      Joint Apprentice Training Committee (JATC).  Most work calls will come
      through IATSE Local #274.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred
in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact
an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
ELTE 100          ELTE 110          ELTE 150          MTEC 223
MTEC 120          MTEC 122          STEC 110          MTEC 252
STEC 100          STEC 110          STEC 122          STEC 110
STEC 110          STEC 120          STEC 140          STEC 150
THEA 110          STEC 130          WELD 100          THEA 210
THEA 114          Lim. Ch.          Lim. Ch.          WELD 111

STEC 296
Lim. Ch.
Lim. Ch.