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University Catalog 2017-2018 
University Catalog 2017-2018 [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 120 units, of which 72 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 a broad variety of industries including aerospace, communication, manufacturing, transportation and utility services. The three areas of course concentration are manufacturing processes and automation, sustainable (green)power and transportation and one that leads to a minor in operations and supply chain management. 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.

Requirements for the Major (72 units)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology requires a total of 120 units. The lower division program may be completed at a community college or at another four-year institution. The major requires 72 units including 21 semester 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 (21  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 Concentration Courses (15 units)

Students must choose one concentration area listed below.

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