Thursday – July 31, 2014

 

Food Manufacturing and Processing Technician

Technical Diploma
School of Business
Oak Creek Campus
Program Code: 31-623-1

For Information: 414-571-4500


Overview
— This program prepares you to work in the design, operation and support areas of food and beverage production facilities with a focus on food safety and quality assurance. Courses focus on the manufacturing process as it relates to the food and beverage manufacturing industry, while also developing your communication skills and other attributes necessary to succeed in a business environment. 

 

Career Outlook — The Milwaukee region is on the forefront of urban agriculture and food-ingredients manufacturing, and also is a world leader in organic production and probiotics. From thriving local artisans and processors, to headquarter operations of global food companies, there is a strong future for a career in food manufacturing and processing. 

Unlike many other industries, food manufacturing is not as sensitive to economic conditions. Population growth, international trade, and consumer preference for convenience foods will maintain demand for employees in this field.


Added Career Value — After earning this diploma, the credits can be applied toward completing the Food Science Technology associate degree.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

  • Apply appropriate regulations and guidelines
  • Identify, monitor, evaluate and report health and sanitation hazards
  • Demonstrate ability to set up, operate and monitor production processes
  • Apply good manufacturing processes
  • Apply tactics and strategies in utilization of quality improvement processes
  • Utilize effective oral and written communication skills
  • Organize and maintain records and reports
  • Utilize current technology

 

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • High school-level algebra, geometry or physics
  • High school-level biology or chemistry
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment


Possible Careers:
Blender
Cook
Filler Operator
Food Processing Operator
Machine Operator
Mixer
Motor Operator
Process Operator

Related Programs:
Food Manufacturing Industrial Maintenance
Food Science Technology

Start Dates: August/January


Curriculum effective 2013-14.

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERMS

Credits


 

CHEMT-101

Chemical Laboratory/Process Safety

2


 

ENVHEL-173

Environmental Bacteriology

3


 

FSTEC-107

Manufacturing Food Process and Schematics and Blueprints

      3


 

ENG-151

Communication Skills 1 ‡

      3


 
  (or) ENG-201 English 1
     
         
NATSCI-186

Introductory Biochemistry ‡

      4


 
  (or) NATSCI-211 Chemistry 1
       
           

ENVHEL-119

Food and Dairy Quality Control ‡


3


 
           

ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡


      3
 
  (or) ENG-201 English 2
       
           

FSTEC-101

HAACP for Food Manufacturing


 4


 
           
FSTEC-102 Core Manufacturing Skills
      2

 
           
FSTEC-103 Manufacturing Processes and Lab Science         2
   
           
MATH-115 College Technical Mathematics 1 ‡ 
        5
   
           
QETECH-146 Quality Management Systems and Standards ‡ 
        3
   
           
FSTEC-104 Food Processing Regulations and Sanitation/Sterilization         3
   
           

TOTAL CREDITS: 40



 

Prerequisites required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For course description, class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.


Page updated April 2014.