Department of Technology

During this period of remote instruction

The Department of Technology

Will be virtually open for business through email

M-F, 8 am – 5 pm

Reach out to us by email: 

Department Coordinator, Espie Contreras,

Department Chair, Dr. Rupa Purasinghe

You can also leave a message at 323-343-4550


For advising info, please check the department and college website


Face-to-Face business hours are suspended until at least April 24

If you have questions, please email us!

We’ll get back to you within the day and probably sooner!

If you need permission to enroll in a class for Fall 2020 please send us an email or complete this form and we will contact you.

Depending on how conditions change,

the Dean’s Office may be open in person to help you
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Most up-to-date info on the Cal State LA response
to Covid-19 situation can be found at



Technology continues to change the face of society, making the work of humans easier, more efficient, and quicker. Business, industry and government truly thrive on the latest technology, but even the most up-to-date technological processes are useless without qualified professionals to implement and interpret them. With five (four undergraduate and one graduate) programs to choose from, Cal State LA's Department of Technology has a curriculum for any aspiring technologist. Students have the option of focusing their education on one of the following majors:


Department Vision

To be recognized as an institution offering the premier programs for professional growth in the fields of technology management, technology application and technology education.

Department Mission

To provide quality innovative programs that transform practitioners into knowledgeable technologists and leaders for our ever-changing technological world.

Educational Objectives

  1. To produce graduates that will demonstrate a balance of technical and management knowledge.

  2. To produce graduates that can demonstrate the skills needed to apply business practices, information technology and other technical skills necessary to collaborate with, organize, and lead inter-disciplinary teams.

  3. To produce graduates that will demonstrate a cooperative spirit that supports the desire to pursue life-long learning and enable them to adapt to contemporary issues in the workplace.