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Wood Technology Overview

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The Wood Technology Program at Pittsburg State University is one of the top wood processing programs in the United States. 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 following degree options are available:

Bachelor of Science candidates take a 54-hour core of technical courses, including 39 hours in Wood Technology.  Students also may pursue one or more 15-credit hour specializations in Wood Product Manufacturing, Finishing Technology, or Residential Construction.

Bachelor of Applied Science offers students who have graduated from an accredited two-year associate degree technical program the opportunity to extend their education and training.  Like two-year technical programs, this bachelor degree gives students complete, hands-on training for a real-world job.

Students choosing the 2-Year Associate of Applied Science degree in Wood Technology major may choose between either a specialization in Wood Product Manufacturing or Residential Construction.  The degree provides graduates with technical information and skills for working in these industries.

Is Wood Technology the right major for you?

Prospective majors have an interest in wood and wood products or buildings, good work ethic, good mechanical aptitude, and competence in academic subjects such as basic math, science, speech, and English.  Students should have a willingness to learn technical subjects and "get their hands dirty" to apply techniques in lab experiences.

KSDE Honors Pitt State Wood Technology Program

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