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About the Industrial Distribution Degree Program

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Industrial Distribution majors at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are prepared for careers in technical sales and for future business leadership roles. They are provided with professional, technical, business, communication and leadership competencies. The curriculum for Industrial Distribution students comes from the leaders in manufacturing and distribution and from the U.S. Department of Labor, and includes an emphasis on six key areas: agriculture, chemical and pharmaceutical, electrical, instruments, mechanical equipment and supplies, and medical. Graduates have the scientific, technical, product and industry business knowledge to excel in their career. 

*2018-19 CBT Placement Stats. Data based on 100% response rate of program graduates

graduate salaries*







Skills for ID Majors

  • Instructing and Demonstrating
  • Speaking
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiating
  • Identifying Customer Needs
  • Active Listening
  • Mathematics
  • Applications Analysis

job placements*

100% placed


100% full-time


Blake Slizoski

Blake says two experiences, in particular, had a large impact on him. One was his very first Industrial Distribution Career Fair. This experience allowed him to see the vast opportunities that are available in Industrial Distribution. The second was being president of the Industrial Distribution Organization. As president, he was challenged, and had the opportunity to help grow the organization and hone his leadership skills. Blake says his time at CBT helped him build his confidence, understanding about his career, and overall, prepared him for his future.

Blake Slizoski