AS in Industrial Technology

Tune-up your career as a diesel technician by combining an associate degree from Washburn University with a certificate in Diesel Technology from Washburn Tech. As more freight is being shipped across the country, additional diesel powered trucks are needed to carry it. Diesel technicians keep these trucks on the road, which keeps goods on the shelves and boxes on your porch. By earning an associate degree, you will learn skills that compliment the hands-on education provided by 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 Bright OutlookAverage Salary $42,770on campus
diesel mechanic students in the lab

Industrial Technology Associate Degree

Students in Washburn Tech's Diesel Technology program earn a certificate by completing 49-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 basis 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

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CAREER FORECAST: bright outlook
Workers who have completed postsecondary education should have the best job opportunities. Potential employers include trucking companies, large equipment dealers and local governments.

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