ARET1160 Packaging Machinery Systems

In this course students will set-up and troubleshoot packaging machines. Included are manual and automatic cartoners, strappers, case wrappers, and bag closing machines. The basic principles of packaging machinery and materials will be discussed. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Differentiate film-coating processes
Differentiate film-laminating materials
Identify methods of heat sealing
Differentiate film bags
Characterize bag manufacturing
Employ up twist tie
Utilize up hand sealer
Explain chain band sealer operation sequence
Differentiate adhesive types
Analyze hot melt gluer operation
Interpret intermittent cartoner operation
Determine intermittent motion cartoner operation sequence
Solve problems on an intermittent motion cartoner
Determine continuous motion cartoner operation
Determine continuous motion catroner operation sequence
Determine auto load motion cartoner operation
Examine auto load motion cartoner
Characterize corrugated box printing
Classify mechanical stapler operation
Determine air stapler operation sequence
Demonstrate intermittent case sealer operational sequence

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details