Designing the Future of Communication
Communication Technology is the process of designing, constructing, managing, and maintaining communication technologies, i.e., print, video, and digital media, the internet, wireless networks, cell phones, and other communication mediums.
The Bachelor of Science in Communication Technology is an interdisciplinary major offered by the School of Visual and Built Environments and the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts.
Knowledgeable instructors and an active industry advisory committee comprised of experienced professionals in the communication technology industry provide guidance and continually revise and update the curriculum.
An Interdisciplinary Approach
The Communication Technology major includes coursework in:
- Media and web production
- Transmission systems
- Computer programming
- Graphic and print applications
- Information management
- Communication theory and practice
- Business and investment
- Management courses.
No minor is required; however, business-related courses provide a path for eventual mid-management level careers.
|Additional Career Paths
A communication technology degree opens the door to entry-level positions in several fields, including:
An internship is required, providing valuable work experience.
- Web Developer
- Media Designer
- Network Administrator
- Information/VOIP Technician
- Data Management & Analysis
- Printing & Imaging Specialist
- TV Technical Producer
- Telecommunication Sales
About the Program
|A Joint Program
|Communication Technology is a joint program offered by the School of Visual and Built Environments and the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts. This curriculum is designed to provide the background necessary for graduates to find employment as managers in communication based industries. The program emphasis is on having the student acquire those business, manufacturing, media, computer and communication skills necessary for employment in today’s communication technology industries and business organizations.
|The Communication Technology program mission is to provide students a comprehensive, scholarly, laboratory-based learning experience augmented by business and management skills in order to prepare them for careers in one of the technologies of the communication industry. The inter-related, and simultaneously interdependent areas of study prepare students to write proposals, analyze and plan communication systems hardware, prepare a web presence and design and create digital media productions. This unique blend of skills culminates in an entry level professional with the ability to meet the challenges of the information age.