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Automated Packaging Systems Technician

32-454-1 Technical Diploma (two-year)
Campus: New Richmond
Financial Aid Eligible

Local. National. Global.

The Automated Packaging Systems Technician program will give students the skills they need to enter a career in the packaging industry. Students learn to service and repair a variety of packaging equipment and automated systems. This program emphasizes the maintenance and troubleshooting of electrical, mechanical, fluid power and Programmable Logic Controller components on packaging machines. Classroom and hands-on instruction on packaging machines plus visits to the packaging industry are all parts of the program. Students may participate in the Institute of Packaging Professionals meetings each month as members of the student chapter.

Special Features

This program is unique in the state. An outstanding feature of this program is the reliance on actual automated packaging machinery. The packaging industry, both locally and nationally, provides support to the program by providing scholarships, equipment, and supplies. Coursework will help prepare students to take PMMI exams for industry certification.

Career Pathway Options

Career Pathways connect progressive levels of coursework to allow students to build upon their education. Each step in the pathway connects with employment options and provides the opportunity for advancement to higher levels. The Automated Packaging Systems Technician program includes the following pathway option:

Admission Requirements

Students in this program must:

Program Outcomes

Employers will expect Automated Packaging Systems Technician graduates to be able to:

Program Costs

The estimated total program cost for the two-year Automated Packaging Systems Technician program is $10,132 (does not include books, tools, supplies, or uniforms). This program is eligible for financial aid. View more information on program and costs.