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Department of Applied Technology
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Center For Applied Technology 121
Phone: 785-628-4211
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Construction. Manufacturing. Communication. These are the dominant fields our graduates enter.

Many pursue careers in industry or go on to teach in middle and high schools. Some adapt to engineering careers, applying science and math in industry settings.

Regardless of your degree path, you’ll be prepared to excel in the field of your choice.

Past graduates were back for the Second Annual Career Day - October 2017.  

Aaron Elsasser - '17 graduate working for Kiewit

Aaron Elsasser '17 graduate

Adam Oak - '17 graduate - FCI Constructors, Inc. 

Adam Oak

Cameron Staples '17 graduate - Pioneer General Contractors

Cameron Staples

DJ Brown - '16 Graduate - McPherson General Contractors

DJ Brown

Dylan Besser '16 Graduate - Nabholz 

Dylan Besser

Layne Parry - '05 Graduate - Coperion K-Tron (Layne also serves on our Advisory Board.) 

Layne Parry

Mark Brzon '86 Graduate - Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. 

Mark Brzon

Matt Allen '06 Graduate - Paul Wertenberger Construction (Matt also serves on our Advisory Board.)

Matt Allen

Matt Smith '00 Graduate - REVBus Group

Matt Smith

Wade Buck - '17 Graduate - Independent Electric Machinery, Inc. 

wade buck



Photo taken October 2014 - FHSU graduates working for Sunflower Electric

Left to right: Jacob Keener ('14), Chad Olmstead ('01), Thomas McElroy ('10) Justin Bright ('12)


Did You Know?
FHSU has the highest success rate in Kansas—95 percent of our graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate courses within six months of graduation.

We’re one of two programs in the state that provide technology education.

We continue to develop internship partnerships with major business and industries in Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Oklahoma.

Applied Technology graduates are considered leaders in their fields. They work in businesses and industries as project and production managers, supervisors, foremen, building inspectors, CAD/draftsmen/designers and more. They’re also employed as teachers of all forms of technology.

Fort Hays State University Career Resources
FHSU Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center
Career Services Online Job Resources
Teacher Certification and Licensure
What Can I Do With a Major in Applied Technology? (PDF)

Career Exploration Resources
America’s Career InfoNet Career Search
Dictionary of Occupational Titles
My Next Move
Military Careers
Occupational Outlook Handbook
U.S. Department of Labor

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