Department of Technology

During the winter break (until January 21st, 2022), the Department is operating as follows:

You may contact the Department for general information:

Espie Contreras

Office: ET A337

Phone: (323) 343-4550

[email protected]

 

For advisement needs, please click this link to schedule an appointment.

 

 

 

New Engineering Technology (ETEC) Program to start in Fall 2022

Notice to BS Industrial Technology current Students

The CSU Chancellor's office has approved our curriculum proposal for the B.S. Engineering Technology program. The new Engineering Technology program was approved to begin in Fall 2022. The new program will require MATH 2110 (Calculus 1) and PHYS 1560/1570 as prerequisite courses for some junior and senior-level ETEC courses. Once the Engineering Technology program is established and the first group of students 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. Technology Department has worked on major change guidelines from Industrial Technology to Engineering Technology. We have planned informational meetings for our current Industrial Technology majors as follows. We will arrange similar meetings for PRE- Industrial Technology majors later.

Information meeting scheduled for Industrial Technology majors (please note that these are not for Pre-Industrial Technology majors)

Friday, December 10th, 2021 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We will plan additional meetings as needed.  

The following are some resource materials that will provide more details.

  1. Engineering Technology Curriculum sheet
  2. Engineering Technology Major Change Guidelines
  3. Allowed substitutions from ITEC curriculum to ETEC curriculum
  4. Four-Year Road Map for Engineering Technology curriculum

If you have any questions, please contact Technology Department Chair Dr. Rupa Purasinghe


Notice to Pre-Industrial Technology current Students – Meeting notice 

The CSU Chancellor's office has approved our curriculum proposal for the BS Engineering Technology program. The new Engineering Technology program was approved to begin in Fall 2022. The new program will require MATH 2110 ( Calculus 1) and PHYS 1560/1570 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. Technology Department has worked on major change guidelines from Industrial Technology to Engineering Technology. We have planned information meetings for our current Pre-Industrial Technology majors as follows.

Information meeting scheduled for Pre-Industrial Technology majors

( Note: This is only for Pre- Industrial Technology majors and not for Industrial Technology majors. Industrial Technology majors have a separate meeting.)

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 10:00 - 11:00am

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 3:00 - 4:00pm

We plan to add additional meetings depending on the need.  

Here are some materials we will use during the information meeting. 

  1. Engineering Technology Curriculum sheet
  2. Engineering Technology Major Change Guidelines
  3. Allowed substitutions from ITEC curriculum to ETEC curriculum
  4. Four-Year Road Map for Engineering Technology curriculum

 

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Lopez ([email protected]) or Technology Department Chair 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

TECHNOLOGY COURSES ONLY

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.

Fill out form

 

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

to Covid-19 situation can be found at

http://www.calstatela.edu/

Reach out to us by email:  [email protected]

Or
Department Coordinator, Espie Contreras, [email protected]

Department Chair, Dr. Rupa Purasinghe [email protected]

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

 

 

Welcome

 

 

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.