Department of Technology

The diverse curriculum offered by the Walla Walla University Department of Technology will teach you to effectively utilize the most current knowledge and skills necessary to perform at the top of the technical field of your choice. You will focus on a specific area of interest while receiving a broad overview in other areas of technology and general studies. In every area of study, real-world and hands-on experience is highly emphasized. Each field of study offers work opportunities within the department to help you hone the skills needed to excel in a competitive work environment.


You will learn what makes automobiles and their systems work, how and why they fail, and how to use tools and equipment to diagnose and repair the defects quickly and effectively.

Automotive Service Major (Bachelor of Science)

Students who get a B.S. in automotive service will develop the ability to diagnose the source of vehicular issues quickly and accurately. An automotive technician generally works with, repairs, and tests cars for automobile manufacturers, car dealerships, bus lines, or in garage or service stations. Prior to graduation, students must pass their A1-A8 exams. 

Automotive Management Major (Bachelor of Science)

The automotive management major is a joint program with the School of Business. Students who get a B.S. in automotive management also learn to successfully manage the business and financial aspects of the enterprise as well as the diagnostic and repair skills of a technician. They must pass the A1-A8 exams prior to graduation. 

Automotive Technology Specialization (Associate of Science)

This degree has been designed to be completed in three years and is intended for students who are already pursuing a bachelor’s degree in another field.  


The Department of Technology’s aviation program offers two bachelor’s of science degrees and one associate’s degree as well as a minor in aviation. This Adventist aviation program is centered around a modern curriculum with safety, excellence, and Christian values at its heart. Walla Walla University also qualifies for VA funding under Part 61. 

Aviation Management Major (Bachelor of Science)

Students who earn a B.S. in aviation management are prepared with industry and business knowledge and management skills, so they can stay current with the fast-paced, ever-changing aerospace and aviation world. This degree focuses on Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) regulations and requirements to ensure graduates are well-rounded aviation management professionals.  

Aviation Technology Major (Bachelor of Science)

Students who earn a B.S. in aviation technology are prepared to be pilots, highly trained professionals who fly airplanes and helicopters to carry out a wide variety of tasks. Graduates may also work as copilots who assist in communicating with air traffic controllers, monitoring the instruments, and flying the aircraft. 

Aviation Technology specialization (Associate of Science)

Students who earn an A.S. in aviation technology demonstrate proficiency in aviation understanding, sound judgment, safety awareness, and good moral character. They are required to complete 53 quarter hours rather than the 70 hours of a B.S. in aviation technology. 

Aviation minor

This minor requires classes in air traffic control and airspace, private pilot flight training and lectures, aviation weather, survey of aviation, and aviation human factors. 

Product Design

This major focuses on the design of user-friendly products and systems. Through an insight-driven design process, students develop meaningful and innovative products. Students work in a studio environment where collaboration and critical thinking are encouraged.

Product Design Major (Bachelor of Science)

Students who get a B.S. develop concepts for manufactured products, such as furniture, home appliances, and medical devices. They understand branding and marketing principles, so they are prepared for the design workforce as employees, consultants, or entrepreneurs.  

Product Design Specialization (Associate of Science)

Students who get an A.S. in product design will complete two years of courses in: sketching, computer-aided design (CAD), industrial materials and processes, and manufacturing methods. 


Looking for information on graphic design? There’s change in the air and this program is moving to the Department of Visual Arts. Learn more about the new graphic design program >