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ITP 150. Industrial Power Systems. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

A survey of various industrial power systems including electrical, electronics, mechanical, fluid power and thermal power systems. Labs include fundamentals of electrical/electronic circuits and fluid power systems. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ITP 211. Industrial Safety and Quality Program Leadership. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W

Prerequisite: ITP 150.

Effective program development and leadership to implement safety and quality process improvement. Application of industrial leadership, knowledge, skills and methods to develop and implement total safety and quality management programs. Class project includes the oral presentation. 3 lectures, 1 activity.

ITP 233. Product Modeling and Communication. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Fundamental theory and practice of digital modeling with emphasis on hands-on use of two dimensional and three dimensional modeling software commonly used in industry. Includes part/assembly modeling, geometric dimensioning/tolerancing and fundamental skills in communicating product design data in accordance with industry standards. 2 lectures, 2 activities.

ITP 234. Packaging Design Fundamentals. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

A comprehensive overview of fundamental structural and graphic concepts for package design. Focus on design thinking, two-dimensional and three-dimensional form creation, design elements, visual perception, photo rendering, and rapid prototyping. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ITP 260. Manufacturing Processes and Materials. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Prerequisite: CHEM 111 or CHEM 124 or CHEM 127.

Introduction to a wide variety of manufacturing processes and materials with emphasis on metallic products. Analysis of relationships among manufacturing processes, materials and product design. Provides experiential learning on safe and efficient operations of manufacturing equipment. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ITP 270. Selected Topics. 1-4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Open to undergraduate students and consent of instructor.

Directed group study of selected topics. The Class Schedule will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1 to 4 lectures.

ITP 275. Industrial Facility Systems and Equipment. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: ITP 150. Corequisite: ITP 211.

Develop an understanding of contemporary issues in modern industrial facilities. Emphasis on support systems and equipment such as heating and cooling; material handling; electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic power systems; and energy management. Includes facilities sustainability and lean practices. 3 lectures, 1 activity.

ITP 302. Developing and Presenting New Enterprise Strategies. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area A2 with a grade of C- or better and BUS 346.

Taking new industrial enterprise concept to launch. Planning and management of product-based start-up including integration of: product development; manufacturability and costs; outsourcing; channel selection; supply chain; inventory and scheduling. Application to project case study. Emphasis on developing effective technical presentations. 2 lectures, 2 activities.

ITP 303. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU

Prerequisite: STAT 217, STAT 218, STAT 251, or any 300 or 400 level statistics course.

Develop skills to function as lean six sigma leader. Discussion and problem sessions cover lean six sigma green belt body of knowledge: define, measure, analyze, improve, control. Team skills necessary to complete projects. Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format. 4 lectures.

ITP 326. Product Design and Development. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Prerequisite: ITP 233 or BUS 310.

Overview of user-centered design methods involving sketching and quick prototyping techniques for new product development. Topics include: design thinking, identification of user needs, concept generation/selection/testing, industrial design, visual perception, ergonomics, sustainable design, product architecture, and intellectual property. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ITP 330. Packaging Fundamentals. 4 units

GE Area B7; GE Area F

Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU

Prerequisite: Junior standing or Industrial Technology and Packaging major; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; completion of one course in GE Area B1 with a grade of C- or better; and completion of GE Area B3 via a course in physics (PHYS), Honors physics (HNRS), or physical science (PSC).

Overview of packaging development, functions, and materials. Processes and technology protecting goods through supply chain. Container types, package design, development, research and testing. Economic and international importance and perspective as industrial activity. Packaging and the environment, and laws affecting packaging. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Fulfills GE Area B7 or GE Area F.

ITP 341. Packaging Polymers and Processing. 4 units

GE Area B7; GE Area F

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing or Industrial Technology and Packaging major; completion of GE Area A with grades of C- or better; completion of one course in GE Area B1 with a grade of C- or better; and completion of GE Area B3 via a course in chemistry (CHEM).

Physical and chemical properties of plastic materials, processing techniques, recycling, laws and regulations. Evaluation of materials and technologies to reduce waste, improve reuse and recycling. Laboratory with common industry processes emphasizes relationships among processing, structure, and properties, and consumer interaction to specifications. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Fulfills GE Area B7 or GE Area F.

ITP 371. Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing and Services. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better, or consent of instructor, in: MATH 141 or MATH 221, and STAT 217 or STAT 218 or STAT 251 or any 300 or 400 level statistics course.

Introduction to supply chain management and performance metrics. Supply or value chains dealing with hard goods and services from design to daily management. Project management techniques and technology for making and implementing decisions. Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format. 4 lectures.

ITP 390. Industrial Automation. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W

Prerequisite: ITP 233 and ITP 260.

Automated manufacturing systems, including computer numerical control (CNC), robotics, computer-integrated manufacturing, assembly and packaging. Hands-on activities in manual/automatic programming/operation of CNC machines, robots and programmable logic controllers. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ITP 400. Special Problems for Advanced Undergraduates. 1-4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Individual investigation, research, studies, or surveys of selected problems. Total credit limited to 8 units, with a maximum of 4 units per quarter.

ITP 403. Lean and Quality Systems Management. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W

Prerequisite: ITP 303; Business majors must have formally declared their concentration to enroll.

Process improvement and quality assurance viewed from systems perspective including cost, time, and process. Lean thinking and tools studied as problem solving approach achieving continuous improvement through waste elimination and variability reduction. Projects improve processes in manufacturing, supply chain or service. 4 lectures.

ITP 404. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Project. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: ITP 303.

Tools and concepts required to complete a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification project (LSSGB). Supervised independent completion of an LSSGB project for a client selected by the student. Written and verbal presentation of process and results.

ITP 406. Professional Technical Selling. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Prerequisite: BUS 346.

Technical competencies in complex business-to-business selling through project selling teams, providing extended product/service solutions to customer buying committees. Individual mock sales presentations (with written proposals) and team case study presentations. 4 lectures.

ITP 408. Paper and Paperboard Packaging. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: ITP 330.

Physical and chemical properties, manufacture, conversion and use of paper, paperboard, corrugated board and related components. Design, use and evaluation of packages made from these materials. Survey of tests and procedures for paper based packaging materials and packaging products following ASTM, TAPPI, and ISO standards. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ITP 409. Packaging Machinery and Processes. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: ITP 330.

Integrated study of packaging machinery and processes from a practical and operational viewpoint. Understanding basic processes and interrelationship between packaging machinery and type of product, production layout and efficiency, material handling and distribution equipment, quality control and ancillary systems. 3 lectures, 1 activity.

ITP 410. Operations Planning and Control. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W

Prerequisite: BUS 391; and ITP 303 or ITP 371.

Linking supply chain operations to deliver value to the end customer. Contrasting of advanced manufacturing concepts, such as pull systems, sales and operations planning, mixed model manufacturing, level production, and theory of constraints to traditional materials requirements planning systems. 3 lectures, 1 activity.

ITP 411. Packaging Sustainability. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: ITP 330.

A comprehensive overview of cradle-to-cradle sustainability concerns that apply to the packaging life cycle, tools for measuring & reporting sustainability and communicating sustainability initiatives. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ITP 412. Instrumental Analysis of Packaging Polymers. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: ITP 341.

Overview of various analytical methods and tools used for the evaluation of polymers and other packaging materials including thermal characterization, spectroscopy, chromatography. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of the matter. Identification of polymeric materials and morphology. Mass transfer measurement. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ITP 413. Packaging Quality Assessment. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: ITP 341 and ITP 408.

Overview of the role that packaging quality plays in consumer packaged goods. Techniques used for testing and evaluating the quality of consumer product packaging, including material quality assessment, product-package interaction and human-package interaction. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ITP 414. Packaging Laws & Regulations. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: ITP 408 and ITP 411.

Comprehensive overview of the U.S. laws and regulations applicable to packaging of different types of consumer products, and related government organizations. Awareness of legal and regulatory requirements related to packaging solutions. Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format. 4 lectures.

ITP 415. Supply Chain and Logistics. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: One of the following: ITP 303, ITP 326, ITP 330, or ITP 341; and ITP 371.

Key concepts, tools, and approaches for making effective supply chain and logistics decisions in support of business goals. Practical management issues and applications are the focus rather than theoretical, mathematical optimization. Business cases and simulations are used to illustrate and explore best practices. 4 lectures.

ITP 419. Cooperative Education/Internship. 1-4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Approval of area chair, junior standing, and a CPSLO cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 without being on academic probation.

Work experience in business, industry, government and other areas of student career interest. Periodic written progress reports, final report, and evaluation by work supervisor required. Total credit limited to 4 units.

ITP 428. Commercialization of New Technologies. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: BUS 212 or BUS 214; BUS 342 or BUS 346 or ITP 326.

Concepts, frameworks, and experiences necessary to understand the business potential of technology innovations and determine if one or more sustainable market opportunities can be identified to exploit them. Hands-on exercises and real new inventions to illustrate concepts. 4 lectures.

ITP 430. Healthcare Packaging. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: ITP 330.

Study of packaging systems for pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and medical devices. Characteristics and properties of materials, forms, and sterilization methods. Design principles for products for healthcare. Laboratory exercises on packaging operations, materials, and evaluation methods. International and federal regulations and standards. Field trip may be required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ITP 457. Radio Frequency Identification in Supply Chain Management. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Area B3 via a course in physics (PHYS), Honors Contract physics (HNRS), or physical science (PSC); and MATH 141 or MATH 221.

An overview of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology from the managerial standpoint. Developing simple RFID solutions using development kits. 2 lectures, 2 laboratories.

ITP 461. Senior Project I. 2 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Selection and completion of a project under faculty supervision. Projects typical of problems graduates must solve in their field of employment. Project results presented in a formal report, and must be completed in two quarters. Minimum 120 hours total time.

ITP 462. Senior Project II. 2 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Selection and completion of a project under faculty supervision. Projects typical of problems graduates must solve in their field of employment. Project results presented in a formal report, and must be completed in two quarters. Minimum 120 hours total time.

ITP 464. Applied Industrial Technology Senior Project Seminar. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Senior standing.

Selection and analysis of industrial and technological problems and opportunities in directed individual or group-based projects. Problems typical to those which graduates could encounter in their fields of employment. Formal report required. Minimum 120 hours of total time. 4 seminars.

ITP 467. Applied Business and Production Management. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Prerequisite: ITP 211, ITP 233, ITP 260, ITP 326, and BUS 346.

An integrative manufacturing business and production systems experience, including design, prototyping, processing, quality control, resource management, cost-control, marketing, sales, packaging, and technical documentation. Team projects reflect the real-world, dynamic environment of product development and production. 2 lectures, 2 laboratories.

ITP 470. Selected Advanced Topics. 1-4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Directed group study and seminars in selected topics in industrial technology. Open to undergraduate students. The Class Schedule will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. 1 to 4 lectures.

ITP 471. Selected Advanced Laboratory. 1-4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Directed group laboratory study of selected topics for advanced students. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. The Class Schedule will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1 to 4 laboratories.

ITP 475. Packaging Performance Testing. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: ITP 330.

Survey of tests and procedures for packaging materials and packaging products following ASTM and ISTA standards. The testing procedures include tests for shock, vibration, drop and impact as prescribed for shipment by truck, rail, sea, and air. Hands-on product/packaging testing for quality control. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ITP 485. Packaging Development. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: ITP 341, ITP 408, and ITP 475.

Integrative approach to developing new packaging systems by balancing the needs of the different value chain stakeholders. Interplay of package design for end-users, marketing, manufacturing, distribution, and disposal. Class project focuses on cross-disciplinary collaboration, design thinking, discovery, and disruptive innovation. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ITP 500. Individual Study. 1-6 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: OCOB graduate standing and formal petition with approval from the Associate Dean.

Advanced study planned and completed under the direction of a member of the department faculty. Open only to graduate students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work. Maximum of 6 units may be applied to degree requirements.

ITP 532. Technology Entrepreneurship. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: OCOB graduate standing or approval from the Associate Dean.

An understanding of the technology entrepreneurship processes by which new and innovative technologies are developed, embodied in products and/or services, brought to market, financed, and yield significant company growth. Focus on the technology startup experience, which has become a critical ingredient in national competitiveness as well as the career path of many former IT students. 2 lectures, 2 laboratories.

ITP 545. Advanced Product Design and Development. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: OCOB graduate standing or approval from the Associate Dean.

Product design and development using current CAD modeling systems and rapid prototyping technologies. Comprehensive simulation of the product development life cycle from initial concept to completed prototype. Applications of three-dimensional modeling and rapid prototyping techniques to support product development from concept to completion. 2 lectures, 2 laboratories.

ITP 570. Selected Advanced Topics. 1-4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: OCOB graduate standing or approval from the Associate Dean.

Directed group study of selected topics for advanced students. Open to undergraduate students. The Class Schedule will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 16 units. 1 to 4 seminars.

ITP 571. Selected Advanced Topics Laboratory. 1-4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: OCOB graduate standing or approval from the Associate Dean.

Directed group laboratory study of selected topics for advanced students. The Schedule of Classes will list title selected. Total credit limited to 16 units. 1-4 laboratories.

ITP 592. Applied Industry Project II. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: OCOB graduate standing or approval from the Associate Dean.

Initiation, completion and presentation of an individual project, involving research, allowing an opportunity to apply knowledge, skills, and competencies to address a significant business issue in the field of industrial technology, preferably in connection with the student's employment. As part of ITP 591 a formal written project proposal must be accepted and approved by the Industrial Technology Area Chair before work begins.

ITP 599. Industrial and Technical Studies Thesis. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: OCOB graduate standing or approval from the Associate Dean.

Completion of a thesis involving individual research that is significant to the field of industrial and technical systems. A formal written proposal must be accepted by the Associate Dean of OCOB Graduate Programs before work begins. Course satisfies culminating experience requirement through the completion of the comprehensive thesis. Total credit limited to 9 units.