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Ribbon Cutting and Official Grand Opening 

Industry Technology Education Center (ITEC) and Center for Applied Technology (CAT)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

4:00 p.m. Ribbon Cuttings (ITEC followed by CAT)

4:30 p.m. Reception & Program Demonstrations Throughout Both Buildings

El Camino College
16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90506

The Industry Technology Education Center (ITEC) is a completely renovated space designed to house industry and technology programs as well as the Information Technology Services office. The $38.3 million, 105,090-square-foot ITEC offers 70 classrooms and 24 labs that provide access to 209 new computers, training equipment, and associated tool rooms for drafting, fashion, and cosmetology programs. Administration of justice, architecture, automation robotics and manufacturing, engineering technology, fire technology, emergency medical technology (EMT), electronics and computer hardware technology, and the observatory are also located in the building.

The $29.9 million Center for Applied Technology (CAT) building features a brand new 44,400-square foot, state-of-the-art learning center. Housing the welding technology, automotive collision repair and painting, automotive technology, and air conditioning and refrigeration programs, the building offers modern learning facilities for students, including exterior covered areas and vehicle/equipment yards, paint spray booths, and state-of-the-art welding equipment. Green technology incorporated into the design and functionality of the new CAT building includes Solatube skylights in some offices and classrooms and the use of recycled/reclaimed water for the landscape irrigation.

Industry and Technology
Division Office
Industry Technology
Education Center

Room 102
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Fax: 310-660-3106

Office Hours 
7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


ITEC building     

Industry Technology Education Center  

CAT Building

Center for Applied Technology


The Industry and Technology Division offers academic programs that provide marketable skills
and occupational education to prepare the student for a successful career or transfer to a
four-year college or university. Courses are taught by professionals in their field and students
receive an intensive, hands-on educational experience. Instructors also work with students to
seek employment, often before the course ends. Students learn how to compete in today's
workplace, while learning valuable skills vital to career advancement. A strong work ethic is
reinforced, along with dedicated workmanship.

The Industry and Technology Division offers programs for all kinds of students, from high
school graduates looking to start a career, to those who want to work toward transferring
to a four-year college or university. Through the adult re-entry program, many students
enroll in courses to improve skills or retrain for a different position. Other students are looking
for courses for their own personal enrichment and education.
Today, options for employment are limitless – as our world becomes more dependent on technology, the demand for skilled technical employees increases. 


Administration of Justice      Air Conditioning and Refrigeration      Architecture     Automotive Collision Repair/Painting 

Automotive Technology     Computer Aided Design/Drafting      Construction Technology      Cosmetology

Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology      Engineering Technology      Environmental Technology      Fashion

Fire and Emergency Technology      Machine Tool Technology      Manufacturing Technology      Nutrition and Foods

Paramedic Training      Welding


Stephanie Rodriguez, Dean

Vacant, Associate Dean

Amanda Webb, Administrative Assistant II

Robin Elton-Collett, Senior Clerical Assistant

Jonelle Jones-Morrison, Clerical Assistant

Deborah Zavala, Program Assistant 
Fire and Emergency Technology

Richard Gonzalez, Clerical Assistant
Law Enforcement Training Program

 Last Published 9/17/15