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Live Entertainment Technology AAS Degree



Do you want to work on live production events such as rock shows or Broadway musicals? How about touring with the band or working as the lead audio technician on a cruise ship? Live entertainment technicians enhance live performances by affecting the audience’s senses using audio, video and lighting technologies appropriate to the production and its environment. LSC-Montgomery is one of an elite group of schools in the nation to offer associate degrees in live entertainment technology.

Learn the fundamental knowledge, skills and abilities to design, maintain, and operate technology systems in entertainment and sporting venues, churches, auditoriums, theatres, convention hotels, and trade shows. The level one certificate, level two certificate, and associate of applied science degrees are designed to push the doors wide open for the exciting and endless career opportunities.

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Stackable Credentials

Credits earned in the Live Entertainment Technology Certificate Level I and Live Entertainment Technology Certificate Level II and programs may be applied to this degree.

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
AVTS 1371 Intro to Live Entertainment Technology 3
AVTS 1376 Media Design for Entertainment Technology 3
AVTS 2375 Lighting for Live Entertainment Technology 3
DRAM 1330 Stagecraft I 3
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience 3
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
AVTS 1370 Fundamentals of Design for Entertainment Technology 3
AVTS 1373 Video for Live Entertainment Technology 3
AVTS 1374 Drafting for Live Entertainment Technology 3
AVTS 1375 Rigging and Electricity for LET 3
AVTS 2374 Audio for Live Entertainment Technology 3


Third Semester Courses 14 Credits
DRAM 2331 Stagecraft II 3
AVTS 1271 Project Management for Entertainment Technology 2
AVTS 2371 Live Entertainment Technology Troubleshooting 3
AVTS 1372 Live Entertainment Technology Cooperative Education 3
AVTS 2372 Live Entertainment Technology Lighting and Sound Project 3
Fourth Semester Courses 16 Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric I 3

MATH 1314 -or- MATH 1332

College Algebra -or- Mathematics for Liberal Arts

PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness 1
SOCI 1301 Principles of Sociology 3
DRAM 2366 Film Appreciation 3
AVTS 2373 Advanced Live Entertainment Technology Cooperative Education1 3

Live Entertainment Technology AAS Degree: General Live Entertainment Track Program Total 60 Credits


  1. Capstone course

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Career Options

Median wage: $40,2741

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Audio Visual Technician2
  • Audio/Visual Manager2
  • Production Assistant2

Gainful Employment

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  1. Texas Wages and Employment Projections is brought to you by the Labor Market & Career Information (LMCI) Department of the Texas Workforce Commission. TexasWages.com
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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