Instructor: Mr. Fred McCarthy
Instructional Aide: Mr. Kevin Folk
Google Classroom Code:
Video, Sound, & Music Production
Sound Engineer/Foley Artist
Sound and Video Editor
All CMTHS programs integrate college preparatory coursework with an emphasis on technical skills. Students attend the Maryland School of Art and Design, Drexel, University of the Arts, Philadelphia University, Art Istitute, Tyler School of Art , Columbus College of Art and Design and Montgomery County Community College.
The Video, Sound, and Music Production Program is a hands-on course where students acquire skills in video and audio production through the operation of state-of-the-art digital video and audio studio production equipment.
Students will be able to combine their artistic creativity with technological knowledge to produce original video and audio productions such as newscasts, music videos, short films, music recording projects, and audio / video post production projects.
In this field students will work in exciting environments and work settings that include television and radio stations, sporting events, concerts, film sets, recording studios, and theaters.
This program prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to the production of sound recordings as either finished products or as components of traditional or emerging music productions, film and video productions, live sound productions, broadcasts, video game productions, or mixed media productions.
Topics of study include:
Operating sound and mixing boards
Recording, mixing, and reproducing sound effects, music, and voices
Synchronize voices and sounds for movies and television programs
Edit live recordings with industry technology
Set up, operate, maintain, and repair broadcast gear
Monitor and adjust equipment to ensure visual quality
Edit video recordings with industry technology
In a new, state-of-the-art facility, a caring and highly qualified professional staff share their skills while challenging and encouraging their students. Many of the instructors have established high profiles in their fields of expertise prior to becoming teachers. Students not only get to know their teachers, but the teachers get to know them and respond to their individual needs as they extend their support and enthusiasm while preparing students for the future. The students are able to obtain a variety of state and nationally recognized certifications and licenses.
Students have the option to participate in two nationally recognized career and technical student organizations – SkillsUSA and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). Students can compete at the district, state and national levels.
Central Montco Technical High School has allocated in excess of $750,000 in financial aid to graduating seniors.
National Technical Honor Society
The National Technical Honor Society is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.
Articulation Agreements are cooperative arrangements for granting admission and college credit to students who are continuing their education. Central Montco Technical High School has articulated its programs with a wide range of colleges and technical schools resulting in college credit or priority placement for CMTHS students. Contact our guidance department for more information.