General Information About Pinnacle College
Welcome to Pinnacle College Welcome to Pinnacle College, formerly known as the Sound Master recording engineer school! Established in 1972 by legendary audio engineer Brian Ingoldsby, Pinnacle College is the first school of its kind anywhere in California. If you're serious about getting into the audio recording industry, you won't find a better place than Pinnacle College. Small classes, the right mix of analog and digital equipment, and a curriculum that covers all aspects of the recording engineer career - everything you will need to to land your first – and subsequent – gigs. Our advice to anyone interested in this field is to look at how long an audio school has been around, the size of their classes, and the kind of reputation the school has among top employers. The purpose of our rigorous audio engineering program at Pinnacle College is to combine your aptitudes for recording arts with cutting edge technology to produce an individual with the skills necessary to perform at the highest levels in the industry. At Pinnacle College, our hands-on workshops are held in our own professional 24/48-track studios with computerized, automated consoles. We are accredited by ACCET, a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 2-year, Private for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Weekend/evening college
- Remedial services
- Academic/career counseling service
- Placement services for completers
- Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Less than 1 year certificate
- Associate's degree
- Suburb: Large
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants Full Time Retention Rate 85%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 154 Native American 0 Asian 9 African American 48 Hispanic 49 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 188 Enrolled FullTime Graduates