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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Pro Tools Certification to be offered in Eugene at NCU

This may be of possible interest to DIVA members working in sound design.

EUGENE, Ore. -- Northwest Christian University (NCU) has become the first and only training center in Oregon to offer Pro Tools Certification training. Students who complete a course and pass an online exam will become nationally certified by Avid, the makers of Pro Tools. The software is considered by many to be the industry standard for music recording and editing.

"Pro Tools is billed as the world's most advanced music and audio creation system," said John Hakes, associate professor of music at NCU. "I'm excited that we'll be able to offer this training. Until now, students who wanted certification in Pro Tools had to travel to the closest institutions offering this training, which are in the Seattle area and in California."

The next course begins March 7, 2011, and will be held on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Northwest Christian University. Outside of class, students will have access to Pro Tools 9 through user stations on NCU's campus. The two-credit course will cost $790. Enrollment is open to anyone and not limited to NCU students. The deadline to register is Feb. 18, 2011.

For additional information and to sign up for the course, please contact Hakes at, (541) 684-7240, or visit the NCU Music Industry website.

About Northwest Christian University

Northwest Christian University is a liberal arts institution dedicated to developing competent, ethical leaders for service in the workplace, community, Church and world. Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the University was founded in 1895 and is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. Northwest Christian University offers 15 traditional undergraduate degree programs, four master's degree programs, and a professional studies program for working adults. More information about the University is available at

Contact:  John Hakes, NCU, associate professor of music, (541) 684-7240,  Pat Walsh, Vox PRPA, (541) 434-7021,

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