industrial technology (itec)
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Application period for Fall 2014
The Fall 2014 application period for first-time freshmen and transfer students via CSUMentor.com is October 1st to November 30th, 2013. You will need to apply no later than November 30th, 2013. Click on the "Prospective Students" link in upper left corner of this web page for further instructions on how to apply.
About the Program
Graduates of the Industrial Technology program are called "technologists" to distinguish them from graduates of engineering programs. Technologists apply management theory and practice with technical skills to solve problems.
Technology changes at the speed of light. What was innovative yesterday may be replaced tomorrow. A variety of businesses and industries are in need of individuals who have the knowledge and flexibility to learn, implement and manage new technology within complex business environments. Schools need well prepared industrial and technology education teachers to help educate and guide young men and women into high technology careers.
On the business and industry side, Industrial Technology (ITEC) majors assume roles as "Industrial Technologists" in a wide variety of industrial and business settings and they understand managerial concepts and principles. Common to all Industrial Technologists is the focus on continuous improvement in the areas of productivity and quality.
Industrial Technology graduates also find rewarding careers teaching others about our technological world. They do this in both formal and informal educational settings in schools, business and industry. In school settings, Industrial Technology Education teachers are on the cutting edge, teaching courses such as: Introduction to Technology, Principles of Technology and Introduction to Engineering. Here in California and around the country, there are many teaching positions open and available for Industrial Technology graduates with a single-subject credential in Industrial and Technology Education.
Students majoring in the Industrial Technology choose either an Industry Track (managerial/supervisory) or Technology Education Track (teaching) and one of five concentration areas of study from a selection which includes: Manufacturing Processes and Automation, Computer Integrated Design, Power, Energy and Transportation, Internetworking, and Graphic Communications. Each of these concentrations of study within the major prepares you so that you can contribute almost immediately as an Industrial Technologist, a person who applies and manages technology in today's high-tech environment or as a successful Technology Education teacher.
Explore our program web site and learn more about our approach to integrating technical knowledge, managment principles and leadership opportunities to give you the edge you need to succeed.