Department of Technology

During this period of remote instruction


The Department of Technology

Will be virtually open for business through email

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Reach out to us by email:  [email protected]

Department Coordinator, Espie Contreras, [email protected]

Department Chair, Dr. Rupa Purasinghe [email protected]

You can also leave a message at 323-343-4550


For advising info, please check the department and college website


Advising requests will only be available via email during the Fall 2020 Semester.

Aviation Administration Advisor

Dr. Rachel Friedman
Office: E&T A-409
Phone: (323) 343-4563
Office Hours: Via email only
[email protected]

Fire Protection Administration and Technology Advisor

Dr. Stephanie Nelson
Office: E&T A-328
Phone: (323) 343-4553
Office Hours: Via email only
[email protected]

Graphic Communications Advisor

Dr. Rupa Purasinghe
Office: E&T A-337a
Phone: (323) 343-4459
Office Hours: Via email only
[email protected]

Industrial Technology and Master of Arts: Industrial and Technical Studies Advisor

Dr. Mauricio Castillo
Office: E&T A-339
Phone: (323) 343-4573
Office Hours: Via email only
[email protected]

Master of Science: Industrial Management Advisor

Dr. Paul Liu
Office: E&T A-222
Phone: (323) 343-4570
Office Hours: Via email only
[email protected]

Face-to-Face business hours are currently suspended

If you have any questions, please email us!

We’ll get back to you within the day and probably sooner!


Depending on how conditions change,

the Dean’s Office may be open in-person to help you
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Most up-to-date info on the Cal State LA response
to Covid-19 situation can be found at





Technology continues to change the face of society, making the work of humans easier, more efficient, and quicker. Business, industry and government truly thrive 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 LA'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:


Department Vision

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

Department Mission

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

Educational Objectives

  1. To produce graduates 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.