Manufacturing Process Technology

  • Credits: 60
  • Degree Type: A.A.S.
  • Campus: East Grand Forks


Essential Functions for Manufacturing Process Technology Students

There are several important factors for you to consider when you are determining your future career directions. To be successful in the MAPT classroom and in your job following graduation, you should be able to meet all of the following expectations:

1. Attend class approximately 16-30 hours a week
2. Complete all assignments on time
3. Participate in classroom discussions
4. Use sound judgment and safety precautions when working around industrial machinery. Students will were appropriate personal protective equipment and adhere to all OSHA regulations for Lock Out Tag Out. Equipment maintenance is only completed when the a zero energy state is confirmed.
5. Meet class standards for successful course completion
6. Use critical thinking when making decisions
7. Address problems or questions to the appropriate person at the appropriate time.
8. Maintain classroom work area, equipment, supplies, personal appearance and hygiene conducive to professional setting as appropriate
9. Behave in a competent, professional manner

Physical requirements for the MAPT Program and careers in this field include the need to occasionally, frequently, or continually:
1. Work 12 Hour shifts
2. Walk 10,000or more steps during a 12 hour shift
3. Sit 2-5 hours per day with lecture blocks up to 3 hours
4. Stand 1-6 hours with lab time blocks up to 3 hours
5. Lift up to 60 pounds
6. Push/pull up to 50 pounds of force exerted at waist level
7. Squat or stoop
8. Climb ladders, stairs and scaffolding
9. Use auditory, tactile, and visual senses to troubleshoot industrial equipment
10. Demonstrate good finger dexterity
11. Coordinate verbal and manual instructions
12. Communicate effectively and professionally with a variety of people through written and verbal methods
13. Use hands repetitively
14. Shift weight in sitting or standing
15. Use a firm grasp
16. Reach above shoulder level
17. Kneel, kneel-stand, and half kneel
18. Use equipment that emits electrical, ultrasonic, and thermal energy

Students who have concerns about the ability to perform any of these functions should contact the MAPT Program Director. Individuals with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations or information.