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Applied Technology

Who We Are

The Applied Technology area offers a wide range of career options within the skilled trades.  Training options range from a single course to a two-year associate degree, as well as apprenticeship training programs.

Our Mission Statement

To prepare a diverse student body for entry-level employment and advancement opportunities as technical professionals in a wide variety of industries. We accomplish this by providing:

  • Learning experiences that allow students to meet their educational goals, realize their potential, and develop an understanding of career options
  • High quality, hands-on learning environments using the latest in technology, softwares and equipment
  • Lab settings that simulate real work environments
  • Knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for students to be sucessful in their chosen career paths

Our Programs

  • Architectural Design Technology
  • Auto Collision Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • CDL-A Truck Driving
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Construction and Building Science
  • Diesel Technology
  • Electrical Apprenticeship
  • Electrical Technology
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
  • Industrial and Commercial Trades
  • Mechanical Design Technology
  • Plumbing Apprenticeship
  • Precision Machine Technology
  • Process Operations/Power Plant Technology
  • Utility Line Technician
  • Welding Technology

Department Contacts

Kirk J. Ahrends, Dean of Applied Technology, 402-738-4521

Connie Vaneske, Academic Affairs Associate, 402-738-4011


Automotive/Diesel/CDL Faculty

Al Cox
Dave Donham
Donald Gilliland
Kim Martin
Patrick McKibbin
Darryl Partner
Thomas Price
Richard Swierczek
Matthew Wagg

Building Trades Faculty

Richard Hart
Roger Miller
Jim Revoy
Bob Ruther
Trevor Secora

Manufacturing Trades Faculty

Greg Babst
John Banark
Christian Beaty
John Berger
Tim Bowling

Chris Ellinwood
Lyle Hendrickson
Geoffrey Horejs
Dave Horst
Dave Lueders
Rich Newcomer

Darin Owens
Yuliya Vishnevskaya

Process Operations Technology Faculty

Robert Boyer

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