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Advanced Manufacturing

Washburn Institute of Technology is leading the charge with innovative programs that work hand in hand with area companies to create customized training curriculum that meets the needs of today’s leading manufacturing companies. Graduates of these programs hit the ground running and create a much more efficient on-boarding process for new employees in the manufacturing industry. 

Sampling of Related Training

Programs Certifications
Advanced Systems Technology 3G AWS MSSC Certification
Automotive Service Technician 410A Safety NIMS
Cabinet/Millwork ASE Student NCCER Core
Carpentry Building Automation Level 1 NCCER Field Safety
Diesel Technology EPA 608 NCCER Electricity Level 1
Electrical Hazardous Materials Training for Auto OSHA-10
Engineering Drafting & Design Dealers Snap-on EEDM-525 Multimeter
Fast-Track Machine/Tool/Welding Heavy-Duty Fleet Safety Snap-on Verus Diagnostic
Heavy Diesel Construction Technology Heavy-Duty Fleet Pollution Prevention SP/2 (Safety/Pollution Prevention)
Industrial Production Technician HVACR ICE Supervisor's Course
Information Systems Technology MACS 609 Tool Safety
Machine/Tool Technology Mechanical Pollution Prevention
Plumbing Technology Mechanical Safety
Welding Technology Meter Certification


Add to that the infrastructure, speed to market and highway access and Topeka has a great mixture for success!

  • Cost of doing business is 8% below the national average.
  • Aggressive & flexible cash incentives for capital investment, jobs, and training
  • Excellent Interstate access and plenty of shovel-ready sites & buildings
  • Within one day, goods shipped by truck reach 25% of US population, 90% by day two.


Major manufacturing companies in Topeka: (logos for each)

  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber
  • Mars Wrigley
  • Frito-Lay
  • HME
  • Hill’s Pet Nutrition
  • Cargill
  • Bimbo Bakeries
  • Reser’s Fine Foods
  • Crosswinds Pet Foods
  • PTMW
  • JM Smuckers Pet Foods