General Education Course Advice
Some of the general education courses are co/pre-requisites for CT major courses. Because of this, it is advised that students take these specific general education courses as quickly as possible, so as not to hamper your ability to register for major classes at appropriate times.
ENG 125 is a co/pre-requisite to the introductory major coursework (CT 101 and CT 201), and should be taken in the first semester.
Any FA STUDIO (FA 150, FA 152, FA 155, FA 264, or FA 381) course is the prerequisite to the major course FA 284, and should be taken in the first semester. Majors are specifically encouraged to take FA 150 2D Visual Design or FA 381 Photography I (Photography I is an introductory fine arts course despite being at the 300 level).
Math 115 or 121 is a prerequisite to the major course CS 172 and should be taken during their first or second semester.
All other General Education requirements maybe taken at the leisure of the student, but should be completed by the end of a student’s junior year, allowing the student to focus on their internship and final project.
Major Course Advice
Many courses of the Communications Technology major occur in a regular semester sequence. The suggested four–year course sequence follows these regular sequence rules, but below is a description of the specific course offering patterns.
AC 101 is a basic computer literacy course. For students that have computing experience, you can be waived from taking this class. To qualify for the waiver you can present evidence of professional computer experience, prior computer coursework, or pass the AC 101 waiver exam. Please visit 4G01 for more information. Download the AC 101 Waiver Request Form.
CT 101 is traditionally offered every fall and spring semester during the Monday 2-6PM slot. Majors take the course and other students looking for a great elective register as well, so be sure to pre-register early.
FA 284 is offered every fall and spring semester
The foundation lecture course CT 201 is offered every fall and the subsequent lecture course CT 205 is offered in the sping.
The production course CT 244 is offered in the fall, while CT 240 is offered in the spring.
Upper level classes and electives such as CT 345, CT 355, CT 380, CT 390, CT 391, etc. are offered every two to three semester, based on enrollment and Instructor availability.
Production classes are held in The Lab (4M03) using this general block schedule:
Monday, Wednesday, and occasionally Friday
10:00AM – 1:50PM
2:00PM – 5:50PM
6:00PM – 9:50PM
Lecture classes are generally held on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 3pm -5pm.
The Communications Technology industry is constantly evolving, exploring new technologies and fields of production and design.
CT 415-419 and CT 425-429 Special Topics classes are offered, where students have the opportunity to learn specific skills from industry professionals. These classes are offered on a variety of topics sporadically.