University of Texas at Arlington

Department of Communication

Communication Technology

Majoring in Communication Technology will prepare you for a career in Web design, organizational Web management, on-line communication networks, and a wide variety of Internet applications in marketing, business, and education.

This program integrates communication theory and hands-on experience to guide your study of Internet Communication. You will master the mechanics of scripting languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in the context of visual effects, ease of use, and compliance with copyright law. You will develop the expertise to interact with the Web and its users to create appropriate and effective messages suited to the medium.

A primary goal is to produce communication professionals who know how to learn software applications on their own. We will introduce you to major Web-related software currently used in the marketplace, and we will teach you to think critically and evaluate new technologies as they appear in the future.

Course Sequence for Communication Technology Majors

In addition to general requirements for the degree Bachelor of Arts in Communication, students take 39 hours in the CTEC specialization.

The CTEC curriculum will develop your skills progressively over a period of two years or more. Prerequisites ensure that the curriculum is followed logically. The following course sequence is strongly recommended for Comm Tech students. For current course descriptions, please check the university catalog or myMav system.

ctec majors: A minimum of 39 semester hours, 18 of which must be 3000/4000-level courses.

    Level 1

  • COMM 3303 - Communication Graphics
  • CTEC 2350 - Introduction to Communication Technology
  • JOUR 1345 - Writing for Mass Media
  • Level 2

  • COMM 3300 - Communication Technology
  • CTEC 3320 - Visual Communications & the Internet
  • CTEC 3350 - Website Communication
  • COMM 4310 - Communication Law and Regulations
  • Level 2 or 3

  • COMM 3302 - Professional and Technical Communication
  • A 3-hr elective from the Communication Department. Qualified students are strongly encouraged to complete CTEC 4395 Professional Internship.
  • Level 3

  • CTEC 4309 - Communication Technology
  • CTEC 4321 - Visual Communications & the Internet
  • CTEC 4323 - Website Communication
  • CTEC 4350 - Advanced Website Communication

Recommended Course Sequence for Minors

  • COMM 3300 - Communication Technology
  • COMM 3303 - Communication Graphics
  • CTEC 2350 - Introduction to Communication Technology
  • CTEC 3320 - Visual Communication and the Internet
  • CTEC 3350 - Website Communication
  • JOUR 1345 - Writing for Mass Media

CTEC MINORS: 18 hours, six of which must be 3000/4000-level, selected after consulting with an advisor.

For more information, contact the Communication Advising Office in Fine Arts Room 126, phone 817-272-5760.