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University Catalog 2015-2016 (Final Quarter Catalog) 
University Catalog 2015-2016 (Final Quarter Catalog) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Technology, B.S.

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The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology is 180 units, of which 104 units are in the major. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.

The Industrial Technology program prepares graduates for careers in industry and education. The Industrial Career Track emphasizes preparation for technical leadership responsibilities within a broad variety of industries including aerospace, communication, manufacturing, transportation and utility services. The areas of course concentration are computer integrated design, internetworking, graphic communications, manufacturing processes and automation and power/energy/transportation. Instruction includes laboratory experiences with a project design centered approach. Graduates of programs in industrial technology are
called “technologists” to distinguish them from graduates of programs in engineering. Technologists apply management theory and practice with technical skills to solve problems.

The Technology Education Career Track offers preparation for the Single Subject Teaching credential (Offered through the Charter College of Education) in Industrial Technology Education.

Requirements for the Major (104 units)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology requires a total of 180 units. The lower division program may be completed at a community college or at another four-year institution. The major requires 104 units including 23 semester units (35 quarter units) of community college work for students who have completed a two year community college program in computer aided design, electronics, manufacturing technology, power/energy/transportation, or a similar technology-oriented program.

Freshmen students (non-transfer) are able to complete the lower division (35 quarter units) by taking the required foundation program.

Students who have not completed Lower Division General Education requirements at the time of entrance to Cal State L.A. must fulfill these remaining requirements in addition to the Upper Division General Education and major requirements.


*These required courses or their equivalents must be taken as part of the General Education Program and are not counted in the units to take for the major.

Required Track Courses (19 units)

Students must choose one of the two tracks listed below and complete one of the five concentrations.

Required Concentration Courses (12 units)

Students must choose one concentration area listed below.

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