Department of Technology

New Engineering Technology (ETEC) Program to start in

Fall 2022

Notice to BS Industrial Technology current Students

The CSU Chancellor's office has approved the curriculum proposal for the BS Engineering Technology program. The new Engineering Technology (ETEC) program will begin in Fall 2022. The new program will require MATH 2110 ( Calculus 1) (or equivalent) and PHYS 1560/1570  (or equivalent) as prerequisite courses for some junior and senior-level new ETEC courses. Once the Engineering Technology program is established and after the first graduate, we will seek ABET Accreditation per the ABET  accreditation guidelines. Current Industrial Technology students will be able to complete their Industrial Technology degree, or some students may choose to switch to the new program if the Campus and Accreditation guidelines qualify them. The Technology Department is working on major change guidelines from Industrial Technology to Engineering Technology. Our Registrar’s office is building the Engineering Technology curriculum on the campus e-catalog ( [email protected]). We plan to have an informational meeting for our current Industrial Technology students in fall 2021. Please stay tuned.

If you have any questions, please contact Technology Department Chair Dr. Rupa Purasinghe ([email protected])

During this period of transition from remote to in-person instruction

The Department of Technology will be open for business in person 

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

If you have any questions please email us!

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


Fall 2021 Permission Requests


Only submit requests for courses you are currently trying to register for.

NOTE: If your request is for TECH 4000-01 (Friday section) and you are not in the Fire Protection Administration & Technology major you will be directed to enroll in the two additional sections available that do not require permission. Only students in the FPAT program can submit the form requesting permission for section 1.

If you are requesting permission for TECH 4950 do not complete this form, please contact Dr. Liu [email protected] and in the email include your major/concentration. Once he approves, I can issue the permit.

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Most up-to-date info on the Cal State LA response

to Covid-19 situation can be found at

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






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 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 interdisciplinary 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.