Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology - Agricultural Systems Management Option California State University, Fresno
Industrial Technology (IT) is a field of study designed to prepare technical and/or management-oriented professionals for employment in business, industry, education, and government. 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 assure individual student master courses and area concentration. "Hands-on" lab participation in most Industrial Technology courses, too, is incorporated into 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 skill and confidence required for supervisory positions in the industry.
1. Major requirements (68 units)
Agricultural Business (9 units)
AGBS 31, AGBS 71, AGBS 120
Agricultural Mechanics (10 units)
MEAG 3, MEAG 5, MEAG 20, MEAG 103
Animal Sciences and Ag Education (3 units)
Industrial Technology (25 units)
IT 52, IT 74, IT 110, IT 116, IT 117, IT 118, IT 186, IT 196, IT 199, or IT 194i
Plant Science (3 units)
Electives (15 units)
Consult with an advisor for the selection of courses within JCAST departments
Additional Requirements (3 units)
IT 198W; AGBS 1 (Note: This satisfies G.E. Area D2 requirements)
2. General Education requirements (48 units)
3. Other requirements (9 units)
American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2), Multicultural and International (MI), and Upper-division writing. Industrial Technology majors are exempt from the MI requirement and take IT 198W with a grade of C or higher to fulfill the Upper-Division Writing requirement.
4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)
5. Total units (120)*
* G.E. courses can be double-counted with major requirements. See advisor for details.
Typically, the graduate finds employment as a Manufacturing Engineer, Process Engineer, Production Supervisor, Quality Systems Engineer, Technical Specialist, and Plant Manager. Positions in Industrial and technical sales, design, and testing also offer the graduate abundant opportunities.