CURRICULUM GUIDE

Stage Technology Apprentice
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0971  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)
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.  In order to begin this curriculum, students MUST first be accepted
as a registered apprentice in the Michigan Stage Technician Apprenticeship
Program (MSTAP).  MSATP/JATC, IATSE Local 274, State AFL-CIO Building, 419 S.
Washington Avenue, Lansing, MI, 48933.  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.
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.

Contact the Humanities and Performing Arts Department, Arts and Science Building,
Room 255, telephone number (517) 483-1018.

For current information about admission requirements, contact the Humanities and
Performing Arts Department, Arts and Science Building, Room 255H, telephone
number (517) 483-1487.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 56 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 Theatre                                       3
WELD 100    Combination Welding                                              4
WELD 111    Gas Tungsten ARC Welding                                         4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                              TOTAL:  16-20 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                         16-20 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill these
requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are available for
each core area.)
            Communication Core Area                                          3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                    3-4
            Mathematics Core Area                                          3-4
            Science Core Area                                              4-5
            Writing Core Area                                              3-4

            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          WELD 111
THEA 114          Lim. Ch.          Lim. Ch.          

STEC 296
Lim. Ch.
Lim. Ch.