AS in Industrial Technology

Build a solid career in the construction industry by combining an associate degree from Washburn University and a certificate in Cabinet/Millwork from Washburn Tech. Craftspeople who can demonstrate leadership, problem-solving and advanced math skills are expected to have the best career prospects. By earning an associate degree, you will learn more about communication, psychology, math and history. Those skills add value to whatever you pursue from working for a construction company or cabinet shop to owning your own business. 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 your future.

Career Forecast Stable OutlookAverage Salary $29,860on campus

Industrial Technology Associate Degree

Students in Washburn Tech's Cabinet/Millwork program earn a certificate by completing 48-credit hours on the Washburn Tech campus. To earn an associate degree 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 serve as the building blocks for 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
This career is highly sensitive to economic cycles but job prospects remain positive, especially for highly skilled woodworkers who are proficient users of computerized machines. Woodworkers who can carry out custom designs on a computer should have the best job opportunities in manufacturing industries.

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