Department of Technology


Technology continues to change the face of society, making the work of humans easier, more efficient, and quicker. Business, industry and government truly thrives on the latest technology, but even the most up-to-date technological processes are useless without qualified professionals to implement and interpret them. With five (four undergraduate and one graduate) programs to choose from, Cal State L.A.'s Department of Technology has a curriculum for any aspiring technologist. Students have the option of focusing their education on one of the following majors:

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology, Fire Protection Administration and Technology, Graphic Communications, or Aviation Administration at California State University, Los Angeles will demonstrate a balance of appropriate technical and management knowledge and skills including:

  1. A knowledge of theories, principles and practices of science, math, and technical management. 
  2. An ability to design, test, analyze, and evaluate a system or process as well as collect and interpret data to provide innovative solutions.
  3. A knowledge of systems and the integration of technologies including those involving information technology.
  4. An ability to work individually and in teams to demonstrate initiative, supervision, and leadership skills.
  5. A demonstrated understanding of social, professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities and a focus on quality service to clients.
  6. A developed understanding of emerging technologies and management practices to improve expertise now and through lifelong self-development.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively orally, and in writing, to diverse audiences including collaboration as members of multi-disciplinary project teams.



To provide quality innovative programs that transform practitioners into knowledgeable technologists and leaders for our ever-changing technological world.


To be recognized as an institution offering the premier programs for professional growth in the fields of technology management, technology application and technology education.


  1. To produce graduated that will demonstrate a balance of technical and management knowledge.
  2. To produce graduates that can demonstrate the skills needed to apply business practices, information technology and other technical skills necessary to collaborate with, organize, and lead inter-disciplinary teams.
  3. To produce graduates that will demonstrate a cooperative spirit that supports the desire to pursue life-long learning and enable them to adapt to contemporary issues in the workplace.