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Thursday, February 20, 2020

HFC Recording Arts Certificate program upgraded for Fall

two men in recording studio

The HFC Music Department has made major improvements to its one-year Recording Arts Certificate Program (RACP). The changes will go into effect for the Fall 2020 Semester.

HFC is now an academic partner in the AVID Learning Partner Program and has implemented Pro Tools software, a digital audio workstation used for music creation, production, sound recording, sound editing, and sound mastering processes.

Pro Tools software is the industry gold-standard for music/recording software.

The only program in the tri-county area

HFC is in the only college in the tri-county area to have this partnership, says G. Kevin Dewey, HFC vocal music professor. The College has been able to fully implement the Pro Tools software into RACP classes. RACP instructors are now Pro Tools certified.

“This partnership with AVID allows students to learn the skills and take the exam to become certified Pro Tool users,” said Jeremy Palmer, manager of the RACP. “Becoming a Pro Tools user is an industry-recognized certification. Our graduates can leave HFC with both the RACP certificate and Pro Tools certification.” These skills make students more employable in the field, and can be obtained in just one year at the College.

For questions or more information about the RACP, contact Palmer at