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Industrial Engineering Technician

Industrial Engineering Technician

  • Associate Degree - Two Years
  • Program Code: 10-623-1
  • Eligible for Financial Aid

The Industrial Engineering Technician Program at CVTC is designed to support regional food processing industry.

The program offers instruction for non-clinical laboratory workers with hands-on training. The students will perform a variety of laboratory and testing procedures using an array of equipment. The program also provides instruction on the design, operation, and support of production facilities with a focus on food safety and quality assurance. Scientific coursework includes biotechnology, microbiology, chemistry, food lab science, and nanoscience.

Technical training includes courses in:

  • Food analysis and laboratory instrumentation
  • Food regulations
  • Food processes
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points
  • Working in clean and sterile environments

Additional support courses are offered in statistics, written communication, math, manufacturing processes, quality assurance, safety, and computer-aided design. In addition, the program offers training in leadership, sociology, psychology, and project management to help graduates prepare for their careers as engineering technicians or technologists.

The program is designed for workforce entry as Industrial Engineering Technicians in the food industry and has been aligned with four-year degree pathways to food science, applied science, engineering technology, and industrial management.

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Minimum Program Credits Required - 66
Admissions Requirements

Admission Overview

The admissions process has been broken down into phases. Some programs only have one phase, while others have multiple phases.

Phase One: General Admission

  • If you have an international degree/diploma you must take the TOEFL® exam and receive a minimum score of 61 on the internet-based test, or 500 on the paper-based test. If you want to be included in a study group to prepare for the TOEFL exam contact Lynette Neibauer at 715-858-1892 or

Entrance Assessment

ACT scores (copy of score sheet required) or an Associate Degree or higher (transcript required) may be used as a substitution for the Compass test.

COMPASS Reading: 80 (required for admission)
COMPASS Writing: 60 (required for admission)
COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Algebra: 35 (required for admission)
ACT Reading: 19 (required for admission)
ACT English: 18 (required for admission)
ACT Math: 19 (required for admission)

Phase Two

Students whose COMPASS® scores do not meet the minimum levels should meet with an academic advisor to develop a Remediation Plan which may include taking specific coursework.

Phase Three: Core Course Eligibility

Once you have successfully completed Phase One and Two you will either be accepted into your program, or placed on a waiting list if your program is full.

Applicants in the process of satisfying COMPASS® minimums and completing academic prerequisites coursework must submit a Core Course Eligibility Form (CCE Form) to the Admissions Office after all coursework is completed and grades have been processed.

International Students

See our International Students website for more information.

Estimated Costs

2014-2015 Tuition & Fees

View a breakdown of additional fees, on our Tuition & Fees page.

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 (out-of-state resident)



Total Program Cost

The figure below is an estimate based on current tuition and fee rates and is intended for planning purposes only.