Industrial Technology

Industrial Technology Associate of Science (A.S.)

Industrial Technology

Forge your path to a rewarding career in manufacturing.

Become an industrial technician or technologist with an associate degree in industrial technology from California University of Pennsylvania. This accredited two-year program will give you a strong technical foundation with courses in technical drawing, electronics, automation/robotics, machining, statics and strength of materials, materials technology and industrial safety.

This hands-on undergraduate program will also give you essential experience with technological processes that will help you thrive in an industrial or manufacturing career.

Master in-demand skills at Cal U.

Learn computer-assisted techniques used in modern manufacturing, such as:

  • Computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting.

  • Programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

  • Computer numerical control (CNC).

  • Computer-integrated manufacturing and quality control.


InternshipBroaden your education and gain on-the-job experience. A Cal U industrial technology program internship will give you the opportunity to observe manufacturing processes and how to solve problems that arise. In addition, your internship employer will have an opportunity to observe you as a prospective employee.

Top Accreditation: Cal U's industrial engineering technology program maintains international accreditation through ATMAE, the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering. It's a professional organization that provides leadership in technology, management and applied engineering fields.

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Degree Benefits

As an industrial technology major you will:

  • Enjoy small class sizes and personal attention.
  • Learn from top professors who are steeped in real-world experience.
  • Have access to the latest hardware and software in Cal U's applied engineering technology labs.
  • Get career support and make connections with potential employers.
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Graduate Outcomes

Cal U's industrial technology program will prepare you for a diverse range of jobs in industrial and management supervision. Program graduates find challenging and rewarding careers in Pennsylvania and across the United States as:

  • CAD operators, drafters and designers.
  • Engineering technicians.
  • Production technologists, safety technicians, manufacturing technicians and quality control technicians.
  • CNC machine programmers and robotic technicians.
  • Many other related jobs in the industrial and manufacturing fields.
Industrial Technology Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree 

What can you do with an Industrial Technology Degree?

Bethany Kastner '09 was hired one month after her graduation because of the experience she gained during her internship. Now a mechanical design specialist at Mechanical Engineering Systems Associates (MESA), Kastner does mechanical design and drafting for a wide range of companies, and provides technical support for drafting software.

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Student Success

Wren Fisher-Theiss '15 was hired immediately after graduation and is now employed as a design specialist with 84 Lumber, where she designs and documents applications and special projects with her drafting and design experience from Cal U.

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Transferable Course Credits

Upon graduation you'll be job-ready, but you'll also have the option to boost your career opportunities and skills by pursuing a bachelor's degree in technology management at Cal U. All of your associate degree courses in industrial technology will easily transfer, enabling you to complete your bachelor's degree with just two years of additional courses.

Industrial Technology Asssociate Degree Courses

The career-focused associate degree in industrial technology is designed to prepare you for employment in industrial and manufacturing enterprises. Program courses combine theory with practice to give you a broad general education and in-depth technical skills.

Example Courses
  • Interpreting and Sketching of Technical Drawings
  • Materials Technology
  • Computer-Aided Drafting
  • Digital Electronics
  • Machine Processsing
  • Introductory Circut Analysis
  • Numerical Control
  • Introduction to Automation
  • Quality Control

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Additional Resources

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Applied Engineering Lab Facilities At Cal U

Industrial Technology Faculty

Dr. Larry D. Horath

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Dr. John M. Thompson

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