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CERTIFICATION, ARTICULATION

AGREEMENTS / OTHER OPTIONS, &


PUBLIC / PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

Owen Curtin

Kyle P. Snyder David Sykut


Certifications and Accreditations

Art or Career?

Owen Curtin | CCHS | Boston AES | Audio Builders Workshop | The Bridge Sound and Stage
Technology In Music Education (TI:ME)

TI:ME certification courses


TI:ME course materials
TI:ME certification
TI:ME affiliated institutions

Owen Curtin | CCHS | Boston AES | Audio Builders Workshop | The Bridge Sound and Stage
Others

Association for Popular Music Education (APME)


JAMES Course Accreditation (Europe)
Alan Parsons Art and Science of Sound Recording

Owen Curtin | CCHS | Boston AES | Audio Builders Workshop | The Bridge Sound and Stage
Manufacturer's Training

Paid vs. Free | Music vs. Others


Cutting Edge
Employment Results

Owen Curtin | CCHS | Boston AES | Audio Builders Workshop | The Bridge Sound and Stage
AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist

Dues + Test + Edu = Certifications


CTS
CTS-D (Design)
CTS-I (Installation)

Owen Curtin | CCHS | Boston AES | Audio Builders Workshop | The Bridge Sound and Stage
Entertainment Technician Certification Program

Dues + Test + Work Hours + Edu = Certifications


Entertainment Electrician
Portable Power Distribution Technician
Rigger - Arena / Theatre

Owen Curtin | CCHS | Boston AES | Audio Builders Workshop | The Bridge Sound and Stage
Certifications and Accreditations

Questions?

Owen Curtin | CCHS | Boston AES | Audio Builders Workshop | The Bridge Sound and Stage
Articulation Agreements / Other Options

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En d l e s s

Kyle P. Snyder
kyle@kpsnyder.com
Articulation Agreements / Other Options

*My examples are largely based upon


systems within Ohio & Indiana.

Materials via the Ohio Transfer Council


and various partner institutions.
Ways to Earn College Credit Prior to
“Attending” College

Articulated Credit Transcripted Credit

Statewide Articulated Bilateral Agreement


Agreement offering offering CTE content for
SCTAI courses local articulated credit

*CCP is the Ohio version. In Massachusetts this


Secondary Career Technical Alignment Initiative (SCTAI) is the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment
CTE – Career and Technical Education
Partnership (CDEP). Names vary but principles
are similar.
Ways to Earn College Credit Prior to
“Attending” College
• Career-Technical Articulation
• College Credit Plus (CC+)
• Credit by Examination
• Advanced Placement Exams (AP)
• International Baccalaureate Exams (IB)
• College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
• DSST (formerly DANTES Subject Standardized Tests)
• Military Credit
• Prior Learning Assessment
• College Transfer Credit
Career-Technical Articulation

• The Career-Technical model is a seamless pathway for a student


to gain technical skills and competence in high school and then
allows for the student to articulate their high school work to
college credit.
• State universities recognize the work of the schools and their
graduates by offering articulation agreements for their program
graduates that come to pursue their education.
Articulation Agreements

Digital Guide to Creating Articulation


Agreements by the Kansas State
Department of Education and the
Kansas Board of Regents (PDF)

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Articulation Agreements
A Guide to Creating International Articulation Agreements at the University of Wyoming

1. Qualify Partner Institution


Do they have appropriate accreditation? 2. Prepare MOA, Exchange 3. Evaluate and discuss admissions criteria,
What is their academic reputation? Agreements scholarship issues
Do they have overlapping/complementary
International Programs Department, College, International Students and
research/teaching interests?
Scholars Office, and Partner Institution
Department, College, and International Programs (IPO)

5a. Review courses for University


Studies Program equivalency
4. Obtain complete course descriptions and 6. Create transfer guide for articulated
syllabi for courses (translated) Department, IPO, and USP committee program, including probable course
sequence.
IPO, Department and Partner Institution 5b. Review courses for College and
Major requirement equivalency Department, International Students and
Scholars Office, and Partner Institution
Department and College

5c. Create Course Equivalency Table for


Articulation Agreements
Articulation Agreements
A Guide to Creating International Articulation Agreements at the University of Wyoming

1. Qualify Partner Institution


Do they have appropriate accreditation? 2. Prepare MOA, Exchange 3. Evaluate and discuss admissions criteria,
What is their academic reputation? Agreements scholarship issues
Do they have overlapping/complementary
International Programs Department, College, International Students and
research/teaching interests?
Scholars Office, and Partner Institution
Department, College, and International Programs (IPO)

5a. Review courses for University


Studies Program equivalency
4. Obtain complete course descriptions and 6. Create transfer guide for articulated
syllabi for courses (translated) Department, IPO, and USP committee program, including probable course
sequence.
IPO, Department and Partner Institution 5b. Review courses for College and
Major requirement equivalency Department, International Students and
Scholars Office, and Partner Institution
Department and College

5c. Create Course Equivalency Table for


USP and Major

Department and College

7. Prepare Articulation Agreement

International Programs
Articulation Agreements

Digital Guide to Creating Articulation


Agreements by the Kansas State
Department of Education and the
Kansas Board of Regents (PDF)

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Fan ta
http://bit.ly/2NebzVK
College Credit Plus (CC+)

▪ CC+ replaces Ohio’s Post-Secondary Enrollment


Options program (PSEO) and all alternative dual
enrollment programs previously governed by
Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3365.
▪ Governor Kasich signed H.B. 487 into law on
June 16, 2014.
▪ CC+ program operational 2015/16 school year.

*A model worth considering


College Credit Plus (CC+)

REQUIRES TWO FUNDAMENTAL CONDITIONS:

1. Student must be enrolled in both college


and high school.

2. Student earn transcripted college and high


school credit upon successful completion of
the course.
College Credit Plus (CC+) Participation

•All public districts and public institutions of higher education


(IHE) must allow college-ready students, grades 7-12, who qualify
for college admission to participate.

•All nonpublic secondary schools must allow college-ready


students, grades 7-12, who qualify for college admission and
receive state funding to participate.

•All nonpublic postsecondary schools may participate.

•Each participating IHE must consistently apply its established


admission standards. In conjunction with those standards and
prior to making a final admission decision, the IHE shall evaluate
the student against one of the standards identified in the "Uniform
Statewide Standards for Remediation-Free Status.”
College Credit Plus (CC+) Courses Must…

• Be the same as those offered on campus


(included in IHE course catalogue)

• Be nonsectarian and non-remedial

• Apply toward a degree or professional certificate

• Be taught by instructors who meet BOR’s


academic credential requirements
NOTE: A High School has the option of requiring you to pay back any monies spent on courses
that are failed or dropped after the 100% drop date.
Credit By Examination

• Advanced Placement Exams


(AP)
Credit by Examination • International Baccalaureate
Exams (IB)
• College-Level Examination
Program (CLEP)
• DSST (formerly DANTES
Subject Standardized Tests)
Prior Learning Assessment

• Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is evaluation of learning


acquired outside of the college. It is available to students
whose documented life experiences provide evidence of
knowledge equivalent to that required in a given course.
• Students typically need to prepare a portfolio documenting the
prior learning for a particular course.
• The portfolio needs to include evidence that the student has
the knowledge and skills, which match the outcomes which
are identified for a particular CSCC course.
• Applying for prior learning assessment and preparing a
portfolio does not guarantee that credit will be awarded.
College Transfer Credit

• Many students start somewhere else, then


transfer to another university.
• To take advantage of smaller class sizes, low
tuition, or simply to be closer to home.


• Most universities welcome new students


transferring from many colleges and universities.
• Students must submit official college transcripts
for evaluation.
Example Transfer Credit

https://www.transferologylab.com/
Example Transfer Credit

* Complex transfer grid from Indiana / Ivy Tech


Articulation Agreements / Other Options

Questions?
Kyle P. Snyder
kyle@kpsnyder.com
Public / Private Partnerships

Making Connections
How public / private partnerships brought college
education to underserved /at risk youths

David R. Sykut
Adjunct Professor, Community College of Allegheny County
Production Manager, MCG Jazz
Community College of Allegheny County Music Technology
Certificate Program

First Semester
• MUS 119 - Introduction to Music Technology Credits: 3
• MUS 128 - Music Theory and Analysis 1 Credits: 3
• MUS 137 - Musicianship Skills 1 Credits: 2
• MUS 170 - Audio Recording 1 Credits: 3
• MUS 172 - The Business of Music Credits: 3

Second Semester
• MUS 171 - Audio Recording 2 Credits: 3
• MUS 270 - Electronic and Computer Music Credits: 3
• MUS 271 - Music and Audio in Media Credits: 3
• MUS 272 - Live Sound Reinforcement Credits: 3
YMCA Lighthouse Project

Mission statement: “Based inside the Homewood-Brushton YMCA, the Lighthouse


Project is a safe and exciting place for young people to explore their interests in
music, film, photography, art and fashion. In each of our arts programs,
experienced teaching artists empower young people to find their voice while
building technical and transferable skills that position them for success after high
school.”
Funding Partners: Heinz Foundation

$1.5 million dollar grant allows for construction of


the Homewood-Brushton YMCA Creative Youth
Center.

Program previously resided in Pittsburgh’s historic


Westinghouse High School.

Facilities include recording studio, keyboard room/


music production lab, modern classroom spaces,
and equipment for film and video production
Funding Partners: My Brother’s Keeper

In a joint statement issued in “Technology and


Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood
Programs by Serving Children from Birth through
Age 8” by the National Association for the
Education of Young Children and the Fred Rogers
Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at
Saint Vincent College (NAEYC, 2012), it was
observed that “when the integration of technology
and interactive media in early childhood programs
is built upon solid foundations and early childhood
professionals are aware of both the challenges and
the opportunities, educators are positioned to
improve quality by intentionally leveraging the
potential of technology and media for the benefit of
every child.”
Funding Partners: Sprout Fund

Provided a $10,000 grant to


cover tuition costs for students
affiliated with the YMCA
Lighthouse to begin to earn
college credits in music
technology
Courses Offered

Introduction to Music Technology: broad-based, macro view of topics


in music technology including Digital recording, MIDI and sequencing,
live sound reinforcement, & music notation.

Audio Recording I: curriculum with a focus on fundamental skills and


knowledge for studio recording including DAW use, microphone
placement, basics of tracking, mixing, and mastering

Audio Recording II: advanced skills in production with a deep dive


into the use of plugins and other audio processing tools and effects,
live/remote recording, stereo microphone techniques, and
mastering.

All classes include ample time for mentored production work in the
studio as well as time for students to collaborate and work on their own
artistic endeavors.
STARTABLE Pittsburgh
New this Summer: Music Business offered in
conjunction with STARTABLE Pittsburgh
Progress Report

Our first cohort of seven students is currently working towards


completion of their fourth 3 credit course on the path to gaining
either the certificate or associates degree in music technology.
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