Wood Technology, Bachelor of Science in Technology

Type: Pre-Professional

The Wood Technology Program at Pittsburg State University is one of the top wood processing programs in the United States. The Wood Technology program, housed in the 270,000 square foot Kansas Technology Center, at Pittsburg State University is a national leader in the preparation of young men and women for rewarding managerial careers in the secondary wood products industry. 

A comprehensive curriculum uses a unique "hands-on" approach to learning designed to provide graduates with a broad base of technical knowledge and skills.  Much of the coursework is production based and blends classroom theory with real-world product and process engineering problems.

The BST in Wood Technology majors may pursue one or both of the two specializations in wood product manufacturing and residential construction.  Program prepares students with technical and management courses for success in a variety of wood industry-related professional positions.

Career Opportunities

  • Plant Manager
  • Product Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Production of Manufacturing Engineer
  • CNC Specialist
  • Estimator


Our Wood Technology graduates will often have numerous job offers prior to graduation, and we have enjoyed 100% placement for many years.  Our graduates are well prepared to enter the industry and we pride ourselves on providing the industry with qualified individuals.

Companies Hiring Our Graduates

  • Imperial Woodworking - IL
  • Merritt Woodwork - OH
  • Akin Industries - AR
  • Distinctive Woodworks - AZ
  • ISEC - CA
  • New World Millworks - CO
  • Koken Industries - MO
  • Michael Weinig, Inc. - NC
  • Willey Bros - NH
  • Duhnke Furniture - KS
  • Riebau Custom Cabinets -