Architectural Manufacturing Management and Technology

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Students in the Bachelor of Science in Technology in Architectural Manufacturing Management and Technology program benefit from the strong support and partnerships with our industry constituents. Our students learn a diverse set of skills on some of the most state-of-the-art equipment available. Graduates of the program are prepared to enter the workforce with the skills to make a positive impact on the industry.

Architectural Manufacturing Management and Technology majors may pursue one or more of the two specializations: Wood Product Manufacturing and/or Wood Teacher Training.  The program prepares students with technical and management courses for success in a variety of wood industry-related professional positions.

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  • Is Architectural Manufacturing Management and Technology right for you?
  • Program Advantages
  • Outcomes
  • Core Classes
  • Career Opportunities
  • Key Corporate Supporters and Recruiters

Is Architectural Manufacturing Management and Technology right for you?

Any aptitude or personality can fit into the wood industry. Whether your interest is design, management, or fabrication, the Architectural Manufacturing Management and Technology program at Pittsburg State University is one of the top wood processing programs in the United States. As a national leader the Architectural Manufacturing Management and Technology program will give you the fundamental knowledge to have a successful career 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.

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  • 2 Year or 4 Year Program
  • Typical class sizes of 15-25 Students
  • Near 100% Graduate Placement Rate
  • Paid Summer Internships
  • Tuition is paid at a flat rate after 9 hours.
  • Life long connections with individuals from all over the country
  • Approximately 50% of our students are from out of state
  • Students have the opportunity to travel all over the United States and be involved in:
    Paid Internships; Trade Shows and Conventions; Facility Tours; Conferences
  • Starting Salaries $42,000 - $45,000
1. Analyze characteristics and cell structure of wood samples to determine identification and properties
2. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of safety and laboratory practices associated with all equipment in the AMMT laboratories.
3. Recognize and fabricate joinery and assembly practices associated with architectural woodworking projects
4. Develop 2D architectural submittal drawings using AutoCAD software
5. Produce, evaluate and interpret G-code for CNC machinery
6. Apply specialized technical knowledge to troubleshoot and provide routine maintenance to standard woodworking machinery
7. Display comprehensive knowledge of theory, setup and execution of CNC and moulder operation
8. Evaluate veneer panel species and matches,
9. Explore innovation to mass produce one product more efficiently
10. Fabricate cabinetry types to given specification and applications
11. Use computer software to design and manufacture more efficient and accurate
12. Read and interpret architectural blueprints, developing a scope of interest
13. Demonstrate understanding of entire woodworking manufacturing process
182: Wood Science
185: Fundamentals Architectural Manufacturing
226: Computer – Aided Drafting
282: Machine Woodworking
286: Primary Wood Processing
301: Finishing
333: Tool Technology
383: Computer – Aided Manufacturing
399: Professional Development
412: Overlay and Laminate Materials
426: Mill and Case
454: CNC Applications for Wood Industry
511: Production Techniques
523: Computer Applications in Cabinetry
525: Cabinets and Fixtures
326: CAD II
585: Wood Production Estimation
691: Architectural Prod Design / Development
699: Architectural Manufacturing Senior Seminar
602: Manufacturing Facility Maintenance
692: Furniture Manufacturing
  • Area Supervision
  • Assembly
  • CNC Operation
  • CNC Programming
  • Design
  • Drafting
  • Engineering
  • Estimating
  • Finishing
  • GM/Ownership
  • Installation
  • Machine Operation
  • Plant Management
  • Project Management
  • Production Management
  • Sales
  • 1220 (TN)
  • Adams Group (FL)
  • 3M Abrasive & Adhesives
  • Advanced Fixtures Incorporated (AFI)
  • Advantage Architectural Woodworking (KS)
  • AWI Heart of America
  • Bearwood Concepts (OK)
  • Blake Clotia (KS)
  • BLUM
  • Cabinet Vision
  • Castle
  • Cohen Architectural Woodwork (MO)
  • CR Onsrud (NC)
  • Custom Wood Products (KS)
  • Dimensional Innovations (KS)
  • Denray
  • Dekker
  • Dodds
  • EGR (OK)
  • Franklin Adhesives
  • Festool
  • Gator Millworks (LA)
  • Gemini
  • Genesis Hospitality Corp (CO)
  • Glenn Reider (WI)
  • Goebel Fixture (MN)
  • Grandview / Woodmont Cabinetry (TX)
  • Great Lakes Tooling
  • High Country (CO)
  • Hollywood Woodwork (FL)
  • High Country (CO)
  • Hoffman
  • Hollywood Woodwork (FL)
  • idX (International)
  • Independent Stave Company (MO)
  • Indiana Architectural Plywood Inc. (IN)
  • JLT Clamps
  • Katalyst Group Inc. (KS)
  • Kerfkore
  • Kremlin
  • Leitz
  • LMT Onsrud
  • Laminate Works (KS)
  • M. Bohlke
  • MasterCAM
  • Master Wood Craft Cabinetry (TX)
  • Mikron
  • Mortensen Woodwork Inc. (GA)
  • MSW Inc. (MO)
  • Mikron
  • Parenti & Raffaelli (IL)
  • R.D. Henry & Company (KS)
  • RCS Millwork (TX)
  • Republic Elite (TX)
  • RSA Solutions
  • RT Machinery
  • Rulon International (FL)
  • SCM Group (GA)
  • Schmalz
  • Stiles
  • TigerStop
  • Timesavers
  • Twin Oaks Custom Cabinets (MO)
  • Veneer Services
  • Vortex Tooling
  • Weinig-Holzher
  • Wood Systems (OK)
  • WMIA

*(State) designation following company name denotes employment location

About Technology and Workforce Learning Department

The Department of Technology and Workforce Learning includes several undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Programs of study include two-year associate and certificate programs as well as several undergraduate degree programs in the Workforce Development, Vocational Teacher Education, Technology and Engineering Education, and Wood Technology.  Graduate programs in Career and Technical Education, Technology, and Human Resource Development are also available.  In addition, one post-graduate program in Workforce Development and Education (Ed.S) is also available.

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