AS in Industrial Technology

Shift your future into another gear by pursuing an associate degree from Washburn University and a certificate from Washburn Tech. Opportunities in the automotive service industry are numerous. As the automobiles that hit the road become more complex, so do the skills and knowledge required to keep them running. By earning an associate degree, you will learn skills that compliment the hands-on education provided at Washburn Tech. You will learn more about communication, psychology, math and history which can translate into advancement in the workplace. An added bonus is the cost. Washburn Tech students, pursuing an eligible associate degree at Washburn, may qualify for reduced tuition. Enroll now and make a wise investment in yourself.

Career Forecast Stable OutlookAverage Salary $38,090on campus
students in auto service lab

Industrial Technology Associate Degree

Students in Washburn Tech's Automotive Service Technician program earn a certificate by completing 52-credit hours on the Washburn Tech campus. To earn an associate degree in Industrial Technology at Washburn, students complete an additional 27-credit hours on the main campus. You must begin working on your associate degree within six years of the Washburn Tech certificate date. You also must complete Washburn's associate degree requirements within six years of your start date at Washburn. Some Washburn University courses may have prerequisites or require placement scores.

Why pursue an associate degree at Washburn? The courses you complete will put you on the road toward a well-rounded education.

  • Technology courses will introduce you to the development of technology and its impact on today's world.
  • Communication courses will help you better communicate with employers, employees and people in general.
  • Psychology courses will help you better understand people's actions.
  • English courses will assist in writing a resume or in an office setting.
  • Music and/or art courses help relay the benefits of relaxation and hobbies.
  • Math courses will boost your skills when taking measurements and making calculations.
  • History and political courses explore what is happening around the globe and how you can participate.

One of the top benefits is the cost! Students who are concurrently enrolled in 12-credit hours at Washburn Tech are eligible for reduced tuition while completing their associate degree at Washburn University. To ensure you enroll in eligible courses, check with the WU School of Applied Studies advisor for more information at

Jobs & Opportunities

CAREER FORECAST: stable outlook
Employment projections are better for technicians who have an automotive technician education, as provided by colleges such as Washburn Tech. The data below refers to surveyed wages and average annual job openings in the state of Kansas due to growth and net replacement. SOURCE:

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