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Gene Carbonaro


Dean, CTE


Los Angeles


Long Beach City College

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Gene Carbonaro

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Program Details

Program Title

Associate in Science, Industrial Design

Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Drafting Technology (095300)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

This field of concentration is designed to provide foundational knowledge of the practice of industrial design with the option of maximizing the number of lower division transfer units. This Associate Degree will prepare students for an industrial design-related career, and appropriate course selection will facilitate transfer to a professional degree program.

Program Student Learning Outcome(s): 

Please note that this must be submitted to the ASLO Subcommittee for approval and must include an assessment task.

■ Analyze program transfer requirements to prepare for successful transfer to a university level industrial design or other design-related degree program. 

■ Understand methodologies for designing industrial objects, such as ideation, prototyping, and fabrication.

Enrollment Completer Projections

Long Beach City College expects to award 15-20 A.S. in Industrial Design each year.

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • A.S. Degree (S)
Program Goal

The Industrial Design program at Long Beach City College creates an educational environment where students can achieve their individual goals by providing the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully transfer to a bachelor program in Industrial Design or a related field. The program provides students with instruction in the latest technologies, industry standards, and significant industry trends.

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative

The Industrial Design program upholds the LBCC Mission and ‘is committed to providing equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities.’ This is important work that must be done to serve historically underrepresented identities and the Long Beach community in the industrial design profession. 

Program Requirements
Required Courses Units Recommended Sequence
ART 31 - Fundamentals of Art/Composition and Color 3 Area C1 Requirement
ARCHT 20 – Visual Literacy and Civilization 3  
Area B4 Requirement 3 Area B4 Requirement
DSGN 60 – Solidworks I 1.5  
DSGN 31 – Visualization for Industrial Design 3  
ENGL 1/1H 4 17.5
1st Year, Fall Total 17.5  
ART 30 - Fundamentals of Art/Volume, Plane and Form 3  
DSGN 54 – Design Methodologies 3  
ART 1 – Art and Civilization 3 Area C1 Requirement
DSGN 50 - Design Materials and Tools 3  
READ 84 – Analytical Reading 3 Area A3 Requirement
Area E Requirement 3 Area E Requirement
1st Year, Spring Total 18  
DSGN 53 – Industrial Prototyping 3  
DSGN 61 – Solidworks II 1.5  
DSGN 71 -Industrial Design Studio I 3  
Hist 10 3 Area C2 & US History, Constitution and American Ideals Requirement
Area B2 Requirement 3 Area B2 Requirement
Area B3 Requirement (lab that goes with Area B2 GE) 1 Area B3 Requirement
ETHST: 1/1H 3 Area F Requirement
2nd Year, Fall Total 17.5  
DSGN 73 - Industrial Design Studio III 3  
DSGN 72 -Industrial Design Studio II 3  
Area A1 Requirement 3 Area A1 Requirement
ERVNS 1 – Energy for the future 3 Area B1 Requirement
Polsc 1 3 Area D & US History, Constitution and American Ideals Requirement
Area D Requirement 3 Area D Requirement
2nd Year, Spring Total 18  
Open General Electives    
Total Award Units: 71  

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Reason for program recommendation request

New Program

Place of program in college's curriculum/similar program
The Industrial Design program is developed with the Spatial Design program, which works collaboratively with its allied Trades programs such as Metal Fabrication, Construction, and Electrical, not to mention other closely associated programs like Studio Art and Engineering.
List similar programs at other colleges in the Los Angeles Region
This degree is a direct response to student desires to transfer to the Industrial Design program at CSULB as part of the Long Beach Promise, as well as external demand from companies like Relativity. This program will be comparative to the most successful schools that previously provided transfer to CSULB’s Industrial Design program; in conversation with CSULB, there is no current ‘feeder school’ and they hope that we can fill that void.
Annual Enrollment projects (non-duplicative)
List of colleges contacted for collegial consultation
Priority Sector

Energy, Construction, and Utilities

If this is a program modification, please provide a brief description of the changes to the program. A bulleted list of key changes is acceptable.

Submission Details

Published at

01/06/23 - 01:04 PM



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