New Engineering Technology (ETEC) Program to start in
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
TECHNOLOGY COURSES ONLY
Only submit requests for courses you are currently trying to register for.
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Reach out to us by email: [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:
To be recognized as an institution offering premier programs for professional growth in the fields of technology management, technology application, and technology education.
To provide quality innovative programs that transform practitioners into knowledgeable technologists and leaders for our ever-changing technological world.
To produce graduates that will demonstrate a balance of technical and management knowledge.
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.
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.