Industrial Tech

Industrial Tech

Get Skills to Succeed in Hands-On Careers

Our newly redesigned, state-of-the-art laboratories give you the hands-on, real world experience you need for many high-demand careers.

Our programs last anywhere from nine months to two years, depending on the type of degree you’re pursuing, which means you can learn your skills and enter the workforce quickly.

Kirkwood partnered with Snap-on tools to become one of only 18 certification training centers in the nation, as well as partnering with the Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Contractors Association to develop curriculum.

Plus, we have scholarships for everyone, including more than 30 individual scholarships just for students in industrial technology-related programs.

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Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics Technologies

Gear up for an exciting career in advanced manufacturing, a high-demand field that includes product design, CNC machining and forming, production welding, and quality control.

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Advanced Welding Technologies

Join passionate, certified instructors at one of the top weld testing and instructional facilities in the state and learn on top-of-the-line technology, including virtual reality welding.

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Architectural Technology

Create a more sustainable built environment using the latest technology, including several architectural computer-aided drafting programs, dual-monitor computer stations, a 3D printer and a point cloud scanner.

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Automation & Instrumentation Technologies

Our industry-guided curriculum combines with practical hands-on lab experience, where you’ll use state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge simulation software.

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Automotive Technology

Rev up your career with Kirkwood’s Automotive Technology program. You’ll learn about body electrical, engine electrical and computerized fuel delivery systems.

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CAD/Mechanical Engineering Technology

Through classroom and immersive lab experiences, you'll learn engineering fundamentals and the means of conveying design intent from drawing layouts and symbols.

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CNC Machining Technology

CNC students study quality control methods known as statistical process control, using coordinate measuring machines and other specialized equipment.

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Construction Management

This two-year program offers the entry-level skills and knowledge you need to pursue one of the many careers available in the construction industry.

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Electronics Engineering Technology

Our program balances theory and practical application to design, test, analyze, operate, and troubleshoot complex electronic systems.

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Energy Production & Distribution Technology

Learn the technical fundamentals necessary for a career in the energy industry, focusing on utility-scale turbine repair and maintenance.

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Entry-Level Firefighter

Recent high school graduates or volunteers can use this program to improve their employment prospects in this profession.

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Industrial Maintenance Technology

Prepare for a broad range of careers using industry-guided curriculum combined with practical hands-on labs. 

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Water Environmental Technology Online

This innovative online-only program prepares you for a career in municipal water and wastewater treatment plants.

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Industrial Tech Certificates & Diplomas

1-Year Diploma

Automotive Collision Repair teaches students the theory and practices of metal forming and shaping.

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1-Year Diploma

The Carpentry program prepares students to enter the skilled building trades. Students are given a hands-on intensive introduction to the skills used by carpenters.

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1-Year Diploma

The HVAC Installer program prepares students to enter the skilled trade of heating, ventilation and air conditioning installation.

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1-Year Diploma

The Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship program provides entry-level skills and knowledge for students preparing to enter the plumbing industry.

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Career Academies (HS Dual Credit)

A fast-paced, highly technical environment that blends hands-on skill development in a variety of areas to offer students a competitive edge in today’s workforce.

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Unique, hands-on laboratory and classroom experiences in basic architecture, construction, and engineering skills.

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A unique, hands-on learning experience provided in a state-of-the-art transportation lab, working side-by-side with industry certified technicians.

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Unique, hands-on laboratory and classroom experiences in this academy provide foundational skills, including access to industry experts and jobsite tours.

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Industrial Technologies
101 Jones Hall
319-398-4983
indtech@kirkwood.edu