BS Industrial Technology and Packaging

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Program Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and skills to solve management, technology and applied engineering problems.
  2. Recognize the ethical responsibilities as they apply to applications of technology.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of sustainability practices in industry.
  4. Act upon decision tools and methods and explain the action taken.
  5. Demonstrate effective participation and leadership in teams.
  6. Demonstrate effective writing and speaking skills.

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

In addition to the program requirements listed on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:

  • 60 units of upper division courses
  • 2.0 GPA
  • Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
  • U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)

Note: No major or support courses may be selected as credit/no credit.

IT 150Electrical and Mechanical Power Systems4
IT 233Product Design with CAD4
IT 260Manufacturing Processes and Materials4
IT 303Lean Six Sigma Green Belt4
IT 311Industrial Safety and Quality Program Leadership4
IT 326Product Design and Development4
IT 330Packaging Fundamentals (Area F) 14
IT 341Packaging Polymers and Processing4
IT 390Industrial Automation4
IT 402Developing and Presenting New Enterprise Strategies4
or IT 406 Industrial Sales
IT 407Applied Business Operations4
IT 461Senior Project I2
IT 462Senior Project II2
Emphasis Areas
Select emphasis area in Industrial Technology or Packaging Technology:20
Industrial Technology (IT)
Managerial Accounting
Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing and Services
Quality Systems Management
Operations Planning and Control
Commercialization of New Technologies
Packaging Technology (PT)
Paper and Paperboard Packaging
Packaging Machinery and Processes
Healthcare Packaging
Packaging Development
Packaging Performance Testing
Approved electives 2
Select from the following:20
Any upper division 300-400 level IT courses 3
Establishing International Supply Chains
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
BUS 214Financial Accounting4
BUS 346Principles of Marketing4
BUS 391Information Systems4
CHEM 110World of Chemistry (B3 & B4) 14-5
or CHEM 111 Survey of Chemistry
ECON 201Survey of Economics (D2) 14
MATH 141Calculus I (B1) 14
or MATH 221 Calculus for Business and Economics
PHYS 121College Physics I4
PHYS 123College Physics III4
STAT 217Introduction to Statistical Concepts and Methods (B1) 14
or STAT 218 Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences
(See GE program requirements below.) 52
Free Electives3-4
Total units180

Required in Major/Support; also satisfies GE


Consultation with advisor is recommended prior to selecting approved electives; bear in mind your selections may impact pursuit of post-baccalaureate studies and/or goals.


If a course is taken to meet the emphasis area requirement, it cannot be double-counted as an approved elective.

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 20 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • See the complete GE course listing.
  • Minimum of 12 units required at the 300 level.
Area ACommunication
A1Expository Writing4
A2Oral Communication4
A3Reasoning, Argumentation and Writing4
Area BScience and Mathematics
B1Mathematics/Statistics (8 units in Support) 10
B2Life Science4
B3Physical Science (4 units in Support) 10
B4One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course
Area CArts and Humanities
C3Fine/Performing Arts4
C4Upper-division elective4
Area C elective(Choose one course from C1-C5)4
Area D/ESociety and the Individual
D1The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement)4
D2Political Economy (4 units in Support) 10
D3Comparative Social Institutions4
D4Self Development (CSU Area E)4
D5Upper-division elective4
Area FTechnology
F Upper-division elective (4 units in Major) 10
Total units52

Required in Major/Support; also satisfies GE