Food Processing Technology, Concentration: Controls, Associate of Applied Science

Program Outcomes:

Identify career opportunities in the local food processing and support industries through tours and guest speakers.

Develop a thorough understanding of how the different pieces of food processing equipment functions and how to troubleshoot.

Understand the different elements of sanitation in a food processing plant

Understand the principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) and how to develop and manage the HACCP plans for the food processing facility

Understand GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) in a food laboratory and learn how to conduct several common tests for protein, fat and moisture/solids analysis.

Understand the importance of GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices), what are they, and how to audit a food plant for common GMPs.

Understand Programming Logic Controllers, how to troubleshoot and use HMIs (human machine interfaces)

Develop critical thinking and troubleshooting skills for equipment, maintenance, and auditing a facility.

Get the ability through internships and projects to work with local food processing facilities.

Major Code: 4121A

**Alternative plans of study available by contacting your advisor

Fall Semester Freshman Year

MATH GEAny Gen. Ed. Math Course

3 Credits

SCIG GEAny Gen. Ed. Science Course

4 Credits

FPTC 101Career Exploration in Manufacturing

1 Credit

FPTC 130Sanitation in Food Processing

3 Credits

FPTC 160General Industry Safety

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Spring Semester Freshman Year

FPTC 140Intro to Food Tech and Processing

4 Credits

FPTC 165Lean Manufacturing

3 Credits

FPTC 170Intro to Equip in Food Processing

3 Credits

SOCS GEAny Gen. Ed. Social and Behavioral Way of Knowing Course

3 Credits

COMM GEAny Gen. Ed Oral Comm. Course

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Fall Semester Sophomore Year

AETC 173Basic Electrical & Circuit Theory

4 Credits

AETC 174Basic Electrical & Circuit Lab

2 Credits

FPTC 135Controls and Instrumentation

3 Credits

FPTC 142PLC Systems 1

3 Credits

ENGL 101Writing and Rhetoric I

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester Sophomore Year

FPTC 242PLC Systems 2*

3 Credits

FPTC 250Machine Maintenance

3 Credits

FPTC 270Advanced Food Tech and Processing*

4 Credits

FPTC 278Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

4 Credits

FPTC 280Food Processing Projects

4 Credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Recommended Elective Course

FPTC 285Cooperative Education/Internships

1-8 Credits

*Prerequisite or corequisite required

Total Credit Hours: 63