Automated Packaging Systems Technician
|32-454-1 Technical Diploma (two-year)
Campus: New Richmond
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 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 in this program must:
- Complete application form and submit with fee (fee waiver may apply if
- Complete Accuplacer entrance assessment to determine placement (waiver
may apply with acceptable alternative test scores and/or postsecondary
- Review and sign the
Functional Ability Statement of Understanding
- Complete admissions interview with a WITC counselor (above requirements
should be completed prior to interview)
Quality. Responsibility. Judgment.
should strive to reach a comfort level in the following courses or skills:
- Basic Math/Algebra/Geometry
- Computer skills
- General science
- Print Reading
- Welding/Metals/Machine Shop
Find out what the Automated Packaging Systems Technician program
can help you do
in the Career Impact article
your father's manufacturing technology.
Automated Packaging Systems Technician students should be able
- Learn and apply mechanical principles and repair techniques
- Use good judgment
- Follow procedures carefully
- Handle and manipulate tools and testing equipment
- Assume responsibility for quality work
- Work under pressure
- Stand for long periods of time
- Work from prints and drawings
Employers will expect Automated Packaging Systems Technician graduates to be able to:
- Demonstrate safe practices and techniques
- Install power transmission components, fluid power components, and
- Maintain power transmission components, fluid power components, and
- Troubleshoot power transmission components, fluid power components, and
- Electrically connect automation and communication components
- Troubleshoot automated control
- Create electrical systems drawings and schematics for automated machines
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.