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Manufacturing Support Technician Level I (BP/EP) Occupational Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The Manufacturing Support Technician Level I occupational certificate will provide students with the skills needed to build a base knowledge of manufacturing equipment, operating practices, and is generally suited for entry-level positions. The award introduces hydraulics, pneumatics, industrial electricity, ladder logic, relay control circuits, electrical motor operation, electrical motor control circuits, and programmable logic controls. Graduates can use the knowledge gained within this award to build upon future manufacturing career paths, leading to higher-level positions within manufacturing, production support, fluid power, and maintenance mechanic.

 

Award Outcomes

Demonstrate teamwork

Demonstrate safe shop safety practices

Solve fluid power mathematical formulas

Identify components that are utilized in the fluid power industry

Experiment with various components utilized in the fluid power industry

Solve electrical mathematical formulas

Construct electrical circuits

Utilize tools to examine and troubleshoot electrical circuits

Apply National Electrical Manufacturers Association (N.E.M.A.) and International Electrotechnical Commission (I.E.C.) electrical standards and practices as they relate to electrical concepts and equipment

Develop programmable logic controller (PLC) programs using Boolean algebra methods and computer software applications

Integrate electrical, programmable logic controller (PLC) and electronic hardware with motion control components

 

Career Opportunities

Graduates can expect to gain entry level positions within industries including, material handling and processing, heavy equipment, plant manufacturing support and fluid power distribution. These opportunities exist within large and small companies in local, national, and international markets. 

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required Credits 12 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW1101Fluid Power Technology I

3

FLPW1231Industrial Electricity I

3

FLPW1236Industrial Electricity II

3

FLPW2000Programmable Logic Controllers

3

General Education Required 0 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree 12 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Semester Sequence - Brooklyn Park

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW1101Fluid Power Technology I

3

FLPW1231Industrial Electricity I

3

FLPW2000Programmable Logic Controllers

3

Total Credits  9

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW1236Industrial Electricity II

3

Total Credits  3

Graduation (12 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


4/29/2021 : BP 4722 / EP 4723

Semester Sequence - Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW1101Fluid Power Technology I

3

Total Credits  3

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW1231Industrial Electricity I

3

FLPW1236Industrial Electricity II

3

Total Credits  6

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW2000Programmable Logic Controllers

3

Total Credits  3

Graduation (12 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


4/29/2021 : BP 4722 / EP 4723