Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

BS - Industrial Technology

Concentration in Manufacturing Systems

San José State University -to- Los Medanos 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 220 Critical Analysis and Inquiry
ENGL 221 Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisENGL 230 Thinking and Writing Critically about Literature
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:

CHEM 001A General ChemistryChem 25 General College Chemistry
Complete one physic sequence:
PHYS 002A Fundamentals of PhysicsPhys 35 General College Physics I
PHYS 002B Fundamentals of PhysicsPhys 36 General College Physics II
PHYS 050 General Physics/MechanicsPhys 40 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
PHYS 051 General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismPhys 41 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
PHYS 050 General Physics/MechanicsPhys 40 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
PHYS 002B Fundamentals of PhysicsPhys 36 General College Physics II
MATH 071 Calculus for Business and AviationMath 37 Applied Calculus
MATH 030 Calculus IMath 50 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
ECON 001B Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsEcon 10 Principles of Microeconomics

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

ENGR 010 Introduction to EngineeringENGIN 10 Introduction to Engineering
CMPE 030 Programming Concepts and MethodologyCOMSC 44 Introduction to C++ Programming Part I
COMSC 122 Programming and Methodologies I
ENGIN 20 Programming with C++ for Engineers and Scientists
TECH 031 Quality Assurance and ControlNo Current Equivalent
TECH 060 Introduction to ElectronicsETEC 10 Direct Current Circuits
ETEC 12 Alternating Current Circuits
TECH 065 Networking Theory and ApplicationCOMSC 10 Introduction to Computer Networking
COMSC 11 Introduction to Network Operating Systems
TECH 025 Introduction to Materials TechnologyENGIN 30 Materials Science
TECH 041 Machine Shop SafetyNo Current Equivalent
TECH 045 Sustainable Facilities Design & PlanningNo Current Equivalent
TECH 046 Machine Operation and ManagementNo Current Equivalent

Business Minor Lower Division Requirements:

BUS2 090 Business StatisticsMath 34 Introduction to 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.