What's Possible with a Degree from the

Institute of Applied Technology? 

The FHSU Institute of Applied Technology offers a thorough learning experience that allows each student to excel in the field of their choice. The three dominant areas that graduates enter are construction, manufacturing and communication. By acquiring extensive knowledge in each of these fields, students quickly obtain supervisory and leadership positions after graduation. The internship program is crucial, as it exposes students to every aspect of the business and industry operations process. A high percentage of students take on careers in industry, while a number move on to educational roles in middle and high schools. Graduates from this program have even adapted to engineering careers thanks to the application of science and math in industry settings. 

Possible Careers

  • Energy Conservation Managers
  • Technology Instructors
  • Robotics/Automated Systems Designer
  • General Construction Contractors
  • Industrial Supervisors
  • Carpenter/Cabinetmakers
  • Construction Estimators
  • Land Development Technicians
  • Manufacturing Plant Managers
  • Geographic Systems Technicians
  • Building Inspectors
  • Construction Project Managers
  • Machine/CNC Technicians
  • Production and Operations Manager

FHSU Applied Technology Graduates Testimonials  

Jace Stewart (2007)
Drafting Technology Instructor
Eudora School District
Olathe, KS
I am working for the Eudora School District in both the middle school and the high school in Kansas. At the middle school level, I teach Explorations in Technology, which is a module-based class that provides students with hands-on learning opportunities in the field of technology. At the high school level, I am the drafting technology teacher. I also am the head boys’ middle school track coach and an assistant football coach. The student teaching internship and sports – football in particular – that I took part in at FHSU gave me the skills and experience I needed to take on leadership roles as both a coach and a teacher.
Todd Dumler (2005)
Project Manager
Murray & Sons Construction Co., Inc.
Topeka, KS
I currently manage the renovation of Jolliffe Hall for the Manhattan Christian College, and assist the Vice President of the company with the K-State Parking garage, and the Basehor-Linwood Middle School. My primary responsibility is to ensure that the project is completed on time and within the budget. Most of my time is spent coordinating material deliveries, and solving problems that arise on the jobsite. The single greatest benefit that I have from a college education is the ability to speak and write clearly and concisely. Every day, I converse both orally and in writing with other professionals. I have more confidence going into jobsite meetings because I know that no matter who shows up, I can have an intelligent conversation with them. The benefit that I got specifically from attending FHSU was that my employer knew before they hired me, that I would have an excellent work ethic. Murray & Sons Construction has hired other people out of the other programs and none lasted. We now employ 4 FHSU Industrial Technology graduates. I interned with B.A. Green Construction out of Lawrence, Kan. Upon the completion of the five-month internship, I had a job offer both at B.A. Green Construction & Murray & Sons Construction. The internship gave me valuable first-hand experience in a commercial construction setting.

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