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Manufacturing, Power, and Process Operations Technology (MFPPT)

Location(s): South Omaha Campus

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Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree

Diversified manufacturing requires multi-skilled operator and production technicians to operate, monitor, and maintain various manufacturing processes. This degree option provides education and training related to manufacturing in safety, instrumentation and processes control, power transmission, maintenance procedures and programs, and quality and continuous improvement.


Graduation Requirements
To earn this degree, a student must complete all required courses.
Total credit hours required: 96.5


Recommended Curriculum Plan


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General Education Course Recommendations for this Program:

  • Communication: COMS 1000
  • Quantitative/Numeracy: MATH 1240
  • Professionalism/Life Skills and Information Literacy: INFO 1001


Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements - 22.5 credits

The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education Courses.  


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credits 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course. Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Select 1 course from the list of Quantitative/Numeracy Skills General Education Courses 

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 course from the list of Humanities   or Social Sciences   courses under the Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness General Education Courses. 

Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from either the list of Natural Sciences   or Social Sciences  General Education courses.

*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.

Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

1 Course     4.5

Select 1 course from the list of Professionalism/Life Skills and Information Literacy General Education Courses .



Recommended Curriculum Plan

Manufacturing, Power, and Process Operations Technology (MFPPT)

The following plan is designed to be the most direct path to degree completion and is based on a fall quarter start. Students are expected to meet with their student success navigator or advisor to plan a customized course schedule that meets their specific needs. For more information or assistance with registering, please call 531-622-2400. 

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Be prepared both academically and experientially for entry-level employment in process operations or maintenance in manufacturing, food processing, bio processing, power generation, thermal generation, pharmaceutical, water treatment and other process industries.
  2. Appraise hazards found in the manufacturing, power and process industries and know the procedures and requirements regarding safety, PPE, and environmental issues.
  3. Describe core functions and operating fundamentals of advanced manufacturing, as it applies to various manufacturing power and process equipment including boilers, turbines, chillers, generators, diesel engines, fans, compressors, dryers, filters, motors, motor control and distribution centers, pumps, valves, valve operators, distillation towers, reactors, cooling towers, and other related manufacturing and production equipment.
  4. Apply mathematics, chemistry, electrical and physics theory as required for the safe operation, maintaining, repairing, monitoring, and recording of complex manufacturing, power and process equipment and systems required to operate and control advanced manufacturing, power, and process plants.
  5. Apply critical thinking to find, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information to solve problems related to manufacturing, power and process equipment and systems.
  6. Interpret various drawings, then using appropriate measuring devices and techniques, demonstrate the ability to trouble shoot electrical, electrical mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and level, pressure, temperature, flow, and fluid control systems.
  7. Demonstrate interpersonal and workplace skills including communication (written and verbal), punctuality, teamwork, empathy, conflict management, leadership, and responsibility.

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