Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

BS - Industrial Technology

Concentration in Manufacturing Systems

San José State University -to- Cabrillo College

Community College students should meet with a counselor as soon as possible to determine the equivalent courses offered at that institution. Students should complete as many as possible of the lower division requirements listed below, prior to transfer.

Lower Division Course Requirements

Community College Course Equivalents

Second Course in English Composition:

ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and WritingEngl 2 Composition and Critical Thinking
ENGL 2H Honors Composition and Critical Thinking
ENGL 2MC Composition and Critical Thinking: Multicultural Emphasis
ENGL 2MCH Honors Composition and Critical Thinking: Multicultural Emphasis
Philo 49 Introduction to Critical Thinking
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisEngl 1B Composition and Literature
ENGL 1BH Honors Composition and Literature
Engl 1BMC Composition and Literature: Multicultural Emphasis

NOTE: To qualify for a baccalaureate degree in Industrial Technology with a Manufacturing Systems concentration, students must earn a grade of "C-" or better in each major and support course for credit toward the major.

Preparation for the Major:

General Chemistry Equivalent Transfer Course
General chemistry for majors that accept only one semester (two quarters) of general chemistry in lieu of CHEM 1A taken at SJSU, rather than a full year of general chemistry.
Chem 1A General Chemistry I
Chem 1B General Chemistry II

Either complete two courses:

PHYS 002A Fundamentals of PhysicsPhys 2A General Physics I
PHYS 002B Fundamentals of PhysicsPhys 2B General Physics II

Or complete two courses:

PHYS 050 General Physics/MechanicsPhys 4A Physics for Scientists & Engineers I
PHYS 051 General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismPhys 4B Physics for Scientists & Engineers II
MATH 071 Calculus for Business and AviationMath 18 Business Calculus
MATH 030 Calculus IMath 5A Analytical Geometry & Calculus I
ECON 001B Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsEcon 1B Introduction to Microeconomics

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

ENGR 010 Introduction to EngineeringEngr 5 Engineering as a Profession
Engr 10 Engineering Communication
CMPE 030 Programming Concepts and MethodologyCS 19 C++ Programming
CS 20J Java Programming
TECH 031 Quality Assurance and ControlNo Current Equivalent
TECH 060 Introduction to ElectronicsNo Current Equivalent
TECH 065 Networking Theory and ApplicationCIS 81 Networking Fundamentals and Theory (CISCO CCNA 1)
TECH 020 Design and GraphicsENGR 25 Graphics and Design
Engr 26 Solid Modeling
TECH 025 Introduction to Materials TechnologyNo Current Equivalent
TECH 041 Machine Shop SafetyENGR 12 Machining Processes
TECH 045 Sustainable Facilities Design & PlanningNo Current Equivalent
TECH 046 Machine Operation and ManagementNo Current Equivalent

Business Minor Lower Division Requirements:

BUS2 090 Business StatisticsBus 9 Business Statistics
MATH 12 Elementary Statistics
MATH 12H Honors Elementary Statistics


Admission to San Jose State is competitive in all majors. SJSU continues to have more qualified applicants than available new student spaces. Because of this, SJSU is an impacted campus with impacted programs. For the most current information regarding admission impaction at SJSU please visit our website SJSU Impaction Information page.

Prior to transferring to San Jose State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter), including the CSU four basic skill courses required for CSU admission eligibility (except majors which have an approved CSU GE A3 waiver). Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units, students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:

1. Lower Division Major Course Requirements (especially for STEM Majors):
Complete as many of the lower division courses required for the major as possible. Many of these courses may be double counted as part of the CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. The lower division major courses for this major are shown above.

2. General Education Requirements:
Complete all the CSU GE Breadth requirements at the community college (39 semester units/58 quarter units). The approved courses for each area can be found at under the link "CSU GE-Breadth Certification Courses" for your college. Many of these courses may be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. Some SJSU majors which meet GE requirements within the majors are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog. Please see your college counselor/advisor to review your general education in order to receive FULL OR PARTIAL CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO TRANSFER to San Jose State University.

3. Second Course in English Composition highly recommended:
All students are strongly encouraged to complete a second English composition course as part of their lower division GE prior to transferring to SJSU (either to meet CSU GE Area A3 or C2) for the greatest success in passing the Writing Skills Test (WST) at SJSU. Complete this course with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU courses. To register for the WST contact our Testing office at:

4. American Institutions Requirement (US 1, US 2, and US 3 must be completed):
This requirement is normally 2 courses and can be taken as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements (GE Area D and sometimes Area C). The approved courses can be found at under the link "CSU U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.

5. Graduation Requirement - Physical Education (PE):
All undergraduate students who matriculate at SJSU are required to complete two units of physical education from Kinesiology/Dance activity courses, unless the major program has an approved PE waiver. Majors which have approved PE waivers are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog.