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Pinnacle College
Pinnacle College 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Bldg A-11, Ste 11010, Alhambra, California 91803 Franklin Square, CA 11010 Phone: (626) 284-0050
  • 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.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Private for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Suburb: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 85%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 154
    Native American 0.0
    Asian 9.0
    African American 48.0
    Hispanic 49.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 188
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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