Industrial Technology, B.S.
Department of Industrial Technology
Dr. Athanasios Alexandrou, Chair
Industrial Technology Building, Room 212, M/S IT 9
Degrees and Programs Offered
BS in Industrial Technology, B.S.
BS in Industrial Technology - Agricultural Systems Management Option, B.S.
MN in Industrial Technology, Minor
MN in Precision Agriculture Technology Minor
MS in Industrial Technology, M.S.
The Industrial Technology program at California State University, Fresno is geared towards preparing students for managerial and leadership roles in the industry. The program equips students with the necessary skills to use and manage state-of-the-art technologies in the fields of agricultural information systems, manufacturing, processing and packaging, quality systems and transportation. A blend of lectures, online instruction and hands-on lab activities together with engaged faculty and staff provides students with an environment that nurtures critical thinking and encourages innovation. The undergraduate curriculum includes technical concentrations in the areas of automotive technologies, food processing, and packaging, manufacturing quality and spatial technology which build on the strong foundations of our technology and management core courses.
The program for the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology is accredited by the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). The department was awarded the highest possible accreditation, six years which is valid until 2024.
The major focus of IT is to prepare individuals for technical and industrial management positions. Examples of positions held by IT graduates include plant engineer, fleet service representative, manufacturing engineer, operations supervisor, production planning analyst, production scheduling coordinator, and quality systems supervisor.
Average salaries for Fresno State IT graduates are commensurate with those offered to business managers and engineers in the Central Valley as well as in the greater Bay Area and Los Angeles areas. IT graduates typically enjoy career growth in both management and technological pathways.
The program also provides students the opportunity to interact with industry professionals and practitioners through activities organized by various professional societies such as the American Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE); American Society of Quality (ASQ); Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE); American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE); and Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). Major student clubs are Advanced Technology Enterprises (ATE); Epsilon Pi Tau (EPT); and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Through participation in one or more of these groups, students learn more about their profession and interact with working professionals in their field. Internships are also available to provide on-the-job experience to interested students.
The Master of Science in Industrial Technology program offers an individually tailored program with a blend of theory and practice that provides an enriching learning experience and prepares tomorrow's professionals for exciting and rewarding careers. The graduate program includes a set of core courses and electives besides a culminating experience in the form of a project or thesis.
The mission of the department is to prepare individuals for technical and management careers in business, industry, agriculture, and government for the improvement of regional and global economy.
The Industrial Technology Department continues to receive equipment and financial support from a number of California-based industries. Facilities supported include the computer-aided design (CAD) lab, digital and analog electronics lab, hydraulics lab, process control/programmable logic controller lab, materials and fuels testing lab, robotics/computer numerical control (CNC)/computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) lab, motors and controls lab, and computer network lab.
Bachelor of Science Degree Requirement
Industrial Technology Major
1. Major requirements (68 units)
Electives (17 units)
Consult with a department advisor to develop 17 units of electives. Electives should be chosen from the following list with advisor's approval: IT 12, 41, 58, 63, 71, 80, 110, 112, 116, 120, 127, 129, 131, 133, 134, 146, 147, 156, 164, 165, 190, 191T, 194I
Additional requirements (1 unit)
PHYS 2A, IT 20 either MATH 75 or DS 71 (Note: PHYS 2A and IT 20 satisfy two G.E. area requirements [B1 and D3]. MATH 75 or DS 71 satisfies G.E. area B4 requirements and meets the core course prerequisites. Consult the Class Schedule for a current list of approved G.E. courses).
2. General Education requirements (49 units)
3. Other requirements (6 units)
Upper-division writing and Multicultural and International (MI)
4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)
5. Total units (120)*
* G.E. and MI courses can be double-counted with major requirements. The writing requirement may be met by taking the upper-division writing exam. See advisor for details. This total indicates that PHYS 2A and IT 20 may be applied to G.E. area requirements.
All courses (except IT 194) required for the major must receive a letter grade.
Students must pass the upper-division writing exam or complete IT 198W with a grade of C or higher (to be taken no sooner than the term in which 60 units are completed) to fulfill the upper-division writing skills graduation requirement.
The faculty are well qualified within their respective areas of instruction and each student is assigned an academic adviser within his or her field of study. The department is recognized for its diversification of faculty representing the makeup of professionals that must interact in the field. Several are recognized for outstanding contributions and leadership within their professions.
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Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology
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Industrial Technology (IT) is a field of study designed to prepare technical and/or management oriented professionals for employment in agriculture, business, education, government and industry. Industrial Technology is primarily involved with the management, operation, and maintenance of complex technological systems.
The faculty of the Department of Industrial Technology enthusiastically lend their expertise and considerable personal experience in their respective fields to help provide students with an enriching learning experience. "Hands-on" lab activities are incorporated in the curriculum to promote rapid student mastery of subjects. It is a team-work approach between faculty and students that ultimately enables the I.T. graduate to emerge with the skills and confidence required for supervisory and managerial positions in industry.
What You Can Earn
Manufacturing Engineer I
$61,056 (in our region)
$60,253 (in our region)
Quality Control Supervisor 1
$52,577 (in our region)
Source: HR Reported data from Salary.com as of December 2012
Interesting Classes You Might Take
- Energy Conversion and Utilization
- Industrial Process Control
- International Quality
- Product Design
- Project Management
- Vehicle Engine Systems
What You Can Learn
- Different sources of energy and conversion mechanisms
- Engine theory and control
- Principles and methods of design
- Programmable logic controllers
- Project management techniques
- Quality audits
About the College
The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology can offer you the education you will need to be a leader in agriculture and related sciences in the New California. We offer outstanding programs in the traditional areas of agriculture, including animal sciences, plant science, agricultural education, viticulture and agricultural business. And, we offer excellent programs in areas which are uniquely related to agriculture, including nutrition and dietetics, food science, enology, child development, family science, fashion merchandizing and industrial technology.
College Contact Information
Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
2415 E. San Ramon,
Fresno, CA 93740
Department Contact Information
Department of Industrial Technology
2255 East Barstow Avenue, M/S IT9
Fresno, CA 93740-8002
Phone: (559) 278-2145