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Food Manufacturing Industrial Maintenance

Technical Diploma
School of Business
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 32-462-2

For Information: 414-297-6969


Overview — This technical diploma program will prepare students for a position in the ever-growing food and beverage manufacturing industry. Courses focus heavily on developing mechanical and technical skills, while also familiarizing the student with food manufacturing processes and regulations. Diploma recipients will be ready to enter the field with the technical know-how and business knowledge that is needed to succeed in the food manufacturing environment.


Career Outlook — According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of industrial machinery mechanics and maintenance workers is expected to grow 19% through 2020. Increased use of manufacturing machinery will require more mechanics and maintenance workers to keep the machines in good working order. Applicants with broad skills should have favorable job prospects.

There is a strong future for a career in food manufacturing, especially in the Milwaukee area, which is home to the headquarter operations of global food companies. Also, the region is on the forefront of urban agriculture and is a leader in organic production and probiotics.

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect program graduates to:

  • Install, repair and maintain industrial production machinery
  • Diagnose and repair electrical problems
  • Adjust and maintain machinery for optimum manufacturing production
  • Communicate technical information
  • Work independently and as a member of a technical team


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

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment


Possible Careers:
Industrial Electronic Technician
Industrial Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Technician
Mechanical Technician

Related Programs:
Food Manufacturing and Processing Technician
Food Science Technology


Start Dates:
August/January

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERMS

Credits

ELECTY-100

Principles of Electricity

5

HVAC2-115

Refrigeration 1 ‡

4

MACHTL-130

Drives and Linkages

1

INDMNT-132

Rigging and Lifting

1

ELECTY-155

Hydraulics/Pneumatics

1

MACHTL-120

Machine Technology 1

1

MACHTL-105

Machine Shop for Related Trades

2

MACHTL-100

Metrology

1

MACHTL-110

Machine Tool Technology

1

MATH-113

College Technical Mathematics 1A ‡

3

MACHTL-185

Machine Blueprint Reading

1

COMPSW-106

Introduction to MS Office

3

ELECTY-120

Electric Motor Control Wiring

2

ELECTY-130

Solid State Devices (Electronics)

2

ELECTY-140

Electrical Apparatus (Motors and Drives)

4

HVAC2-114

Electrical Controls and Systems ‡

4

WELD-100

Fundamentals of Arc Welding

1

HYDPNU-101

Fluid Logic Controls

2

MACHTL-121

Machine Technology 2

1

SOCSCI-197

Contemporary American Society

3

ELECTY-150

PLC Basic

2

FSTEC-101

HAACP for Food Manufacturing

4

FSTEC-107

Manufacturing Food Processes/Schematics and
Blueprints

3

FSTEC-104

Food Processing Regulations and
Sanitation/Sterilization

3

TOTAL CREDITS: 55

 

Prerequisite required.

  Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

 

 This page updated July 2014.