Engineering Technology Pathways: The Food and...

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The Engineering Technology Pathways: Food and Foodstuff Supply Chain will be the first Engineering Technology program in which a community college and major land grant research university offer articulated degrees with a concentration in the food and foodstuff supply chain. Ivy Tech Community College and Purdue University College of Technology recognize that the food and foodstuff supply chain consists of industries that utilize raw material crops in rapidly value-added, markets such as food, feed and non-food (alternative energy) production. The variety of the supply chain is a crucial characteristic to maintaining sustainability through value in commodities and processing industries. High school graduates of any age will have the opportunity to begin their education in this field by earning an Associate of Science degree in Engineering Technology (A.S.E.T.) at Ivy Tech Community College and then seamlessly transfer credits to Purdue University in order to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology (B.S.E.T.) at Purdue’s College of Technology Statewide. This innovative educational pathway will prepare a technical workforce to address the challenges facing both producers and manufacturers in the food and foodstuff industry, which is an expanding but largely unfilled need. Through this collaborative approach, Ivy Tech and Purdue students will benefit from a Web-compatible curriculum that encompasses the trans-disciplinary nature of the food and foodstuff industry, incorporating fields such as technological innovation, mechanical engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, food studies, and communication.



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