|32-454-1 Technical Diploma (two-year)
Campus: New Richmond
The Automated Packaging Systems Technician program will give students the skills they need to enter a career in the packaging industry. Students will be trained to service and repair a wide variety of packaging equipment and automated systems. This program emphasizes the maintenance and troubleshooting of electrical, mechanical, and fluid power components on packaging equipment including industrial computer controls and programmable logic controllers. Classroom and hands-on lab instruction on packaging machines plus visits to packaging industries are all parts of the program. Students will also participate in the Institute of Packaging Professionals meetings each month.
This program is unique in the state. An outstanding feature of this program is the reliance on actual automated packaging machinery. Global career opportunities are available. The packaging industry, both locally and nationally, provides unique support to the program by providing scholarships, equipment, and supplies. Students will be prepared to take PMMI exams for industry certification.
Students in this program must:
Students should strive to reach a comfort level in the following courses or skills:
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Automated Packaging Systems Technician students should be able to:
The estimated total program cost for the two-year Automated Packaging Systems Technician program is approximately $9,500. This program is eligible for financial aid. View more information on program and costs.