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.