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Manufacturing & Industrial Technology – Area of Focus

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If you enjoy math and engineering, and enjoy the idea of using them creatively, Manufacturing and Industry Technology are fields to look into. Industrial Technology streamlines the production process by designing more efficient and faster manufacturing systems. It also looks at better ways to acquire and transport the raw materials needed to make the items being manufactured.

This is a career that calls for creativity while planning and designing new manufacturing processes to increase productivity and use less resources. It is a dynamic field with plenty of room to grow!

While LASC doesn’t offer a degree in Manufacturing or Industrial Technology, we do offer courses that will give you foundational knowledge in this subjects to either start your career at an entry-level, or continue to get your bachelor’s degree.  

Careers Using Manufacturing & Industrial Technology

Here are just a few professions and their salaries that you could have with a background in Industrial Technology and Manufacturing: 

Career information below taken from bls.gov December 2019. Go to bls.gov for most current career information.

Assist industrial engineers in creating systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Associate Degree   $73,710/year  
$35.57/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 2% increase

1,510

Devise efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree $107,140/year 
$51.51/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
None needed 4% increase

10,220

Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

Data for Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim

Typical Education Level: Salary: Hourly Median Wage:
Bachelor’s Degree $119,420/year  
$57.41/hour
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Job Outlook 2018-2028: Number of Jobs 2018:
5 years or more  
5% increase

7,850

 

Courses offered in Manufacturing & Industrial Technology at LASC 

Depending on your career goals, LASC offers degrees and certificates that incorporate our Manufacturing & Industrial Technology courses, which include Engineering, Electronics Technology, Business Administration, and Engineering Graphics.

Ask your academic counselor how taking French can help you meet CSU and other public and private university transfer requirements. You can review the courses below, as well as go to LASC’s current Course Catalog for specific course information.

Courses in Manufacturing & Industrial Technology

220 Introduction to Robotics (3) CSU 

Lecture: 2 hours; Lab: 2 hours 

This introductory course in robotics emphasizes hands-on experience to build a basic functional robot. Students learn about electric motors, servos, sensors, switches, actuators and their application in a robot. Students learn BASIC Stamp computer programming and its integration into a working robotic unit. The course also includes mechanical assembly, connecting electronic components, wiring and soldering, and testing.

Courses in Industrial Technology

103 Technical Writing and Communication (2) CSU

Lecture: 1 hour; Lab: 2 hours 

This course introduces the principles and practices of writing a range of technical documents including emails, letters, technical evaluations and reports, and academic and scientific papers used in the engineering, science, and technology fields. The use of graphical information such as tables and charts are covered as well as technical resumes, letters, and instruction and operation manuals. 

105 Industrial Print Reading with GD&T (3) 

Prerequisite: Engineering Graphics and Design 121 or 122 or 123 

Lecture: 3 hours; Lab: 2 hours 

This course covers the principles and practices of visualizing and interpreting engineering print drawings, by going over actual prints from various industries. The study of drawing types, symbology, drawing management and industry standards are taught. The course also covers the ASME Y14.5 standard for geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. 

106 Applied Math for Technology (2) 

Prerequisite: Mathematics 115 

Lecture: 1 hours; Lab: 2 hours 

This course covers a practical application of basic math/algebra skills to typical industrial applications and problems. Topics include units of measure and conversions, reading tools of measurement, error analysis and error propagation, statistics and standard deviation, graphing techniques, including pie and bar charts, Pareto diagrams, statistical process control charts, and Venn diagrams, perimeter/area/volume analysis using plane and solid geometry, trigonometry, including right and oblique triangles, algebra, and arithmetic. Technical applications and problem-solving skills, including the appropriate use of technology are emphasized.

Courses with Manufacturing Applications

131 CAD Advanced Applications 3-D (2) 

Prerequisite: Engineering Graphics and Design 121 

Lab: 3 hours 

This course builds on the skills acquired in 2-D and 3-D CAD applications. The course explores advanced computer-aided design techniques using SolidWorks software such as Mold Tools, Simulation and Surface modeling, also students are prepared for the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exam. During these training programs, students acquire advanced skills in using the software and design techniques for 3-D structures in various examples toward design, manufacturing, and mechanical applications.