ARET1170 Troubleshooting Packaging Machinery

This course is designed for persons involved with production machine maintenance, automated packaging machinery systems, machine engineering and manufacturing technologies. Also included are application set-up, troubleshooting and repair of labeling, bar coding, magnetic strip, smart card, conveying, accumulating and palleting equipment. 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 label types
Determine label-printing techniques
Examine automatic labeling operation
Operate up automatic labeler
Identify code-marking operation
Outline coding operational sequence
Use a coder
Demonstrate bar coding printer
Apply bar coding printer
Diagnose bar coding printer
Assess government regulations
Outline mechanical scale operational sequence
Assemble up computerized scale
Outline check weigher operation sequence
Employ a metal detector

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