AS in Industrial Technology

A well-rounded education can accelerate your career as a diesel mechanic. Combine an associate degree from Washburn University with hands-on training in Heavy Diesel Construction Technology at Washburn Tech. Technicians who work on construction equipment, 18-wheelers and other big machines help to keep this country moving! By pursuing an associate degree, you will enhance your opportunities in this industry with expanded knowledge of math, psychology, history and communication. An added bonus is the cost. Washburn Tech students, pursuing an eligible associate degree at Washburn, may qualify for reduced tuition. Enroll now and keep your career rolling in the right direction.

Career Forecast Stable OutlookAverage Salary $47,520on campus

Industrial Technology Associate Degree

Students in Washburn Tech's Heavy Diesel Construction Technology program earn a certificate by completing 51-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. Check with an advisor from the School of Applied Studies for more information.

Why pursue an associate degree at Washburn? The courses you complete serve as the base for a well-rounded education and combine to enhance your job opportunities in the field.

  • 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
Most job opportunities will come from the need to replace workers who retire or leave the occupation. Those who have completed postsecondary education programs should enjoy the best job prospects. The majority of job openings are expected to be in sectors that sell, rent or lease heavy vehicles and mobile equipment. These sectors employ a large proportion of service technicians.

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