Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Training

 

Tri-County Technical College and York Technical College both recognized the impact that the shortage of skilled workers created for its local industries. Both regions served by these colleges are rural, and have been significantly impacted by the loss of textile manufacturing.

In the Fall of 2011, Tri-County Technical College and York Technical College were co-awarded funding from the US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) division for the purposes of developing innovative and focused training programs for the Pulp and Paper industries in South Carolina.

Each of the Technical Colleges are fortunate to have large Pulp and Paper manufacturers in their regions.  These Pulp and Paper manufacturers agreed to cooperate with the colleges to develop new curricula, refine existing curricula, reconfigure structures of training programs, and modify the mode of instruction for the training - all with the intent of infusing more technology and workforce capability for the Pulp and Paper industry.

The training programs have created the learning environment to take underqualified workers and upgrade their skill sets to meet the employment needs of these manufacturers.  The training is offered via online and in-class sessions, and laboratory/hands-on skills are in part performed on simulators or via video sessions - all with the intent of permitting greater access for students that work, with flexible schedules. Apprenticeships have been another key component of the program.

Details on Pulp and Paper Training at Tri-County Technical College (below)

Alabama Southern Community College NPT2 Pulp and Paper Technology Program

York Technical College

 

Training Details

Courses in this program include the following:

 

COURSE PREFIX: CHM 101

COURSE TITLE: Wood Science

LEC HRS/WK: 3.0

LAB HRS/WK: 3.0

CREDIT HRS/SEMESTER: 4.0

This is the first of a sequence of courses in fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics include atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature, formulas and equations, common substances and reactions, stoichiometry, states of matter, solutions, measurement, and properties of gases.

COURSE PREFIX: FPT 101

COURSE TITLE: Wood and Pulp Processing

LEC HRS/WK: 3.0

LAB HRS/WK: 0.0

CREDIT HRS/SEMESTER: 3.0

This course includes an introduction to the characteristics of wood and pulping fibers, wood and chip handling, mechanical and chemical pulp processing, the recovery loop of the kraft pulping process, stages of pulp bleaching and standard pulping terminology.

COURSE PREFIX: FPT 102

COURSE TITLE: Papermaking

LEC HRS/WK: 3.0

LAB HRS/WK: 0.0

CREDIT HRS/SEMESTER: 3.0

 

This course provides and overview of papermaking, including papermaking terminology, main operations of the paper mill conducted by stock preparation, stock and paper testing procedures, flow of stock and paper equipment and additives used in the paper mill, and printing methods.

COURSE PREFIX: FPT 121

COURSE TITLE: Wood Science

LEC HRS/WK: 3.0

LAB HRS/WK: 3.0

CREDIT HRS/SEMESTER: 4.0

This course explores the physical and chemical composition of wood. It includes the appearance and properties of wood and the potential for its conversion into various products.

 

COURSE PREFIX: FPT 210

COURSE TITLE: Stock Preparation

LEC HRS/WK: 3.0

LAB HRS/WK: 3.0

CREDIT HRS/SEMESTER: 4.0

This course introduces the stock preparation process from the high density storage tanks to the headbox approach piping. Students will learn how to describe the stock prep process, stock prep equipment, and safety/environmental concerns.

COURSE PREFIX: FPT 225

COURSE TITLE: Pulping Technology II

LEC HRS/WK: 3.0

LAB HRS/WK: 3.0

CREDIT HRS/SEMESTER: 4.0

This course is the study of the processing and bleaching of Kraft pulps. Students will learn how to provide process improvement & troubleshooting support in brown stock washing and pulp bleaching operations.

COURSE PREFIX: IMG 115

COURSE TITLE: Industrial Safety ONLINE

LEC HRS/WK: 3.0

LAB HRS/WK: 0.0

CREDIT HRS/SEMESTER: 3.0

 

This course is a study of the managerial safety fundamentals and the relationship to the economics of accident prevention. Promotion of safe practices includes mechanical safeguards, fire preventive housekeeping, occupational devices, first aid, safety organization, protection equipment, and the analysis of accident causes. OSHA standards will be reviewed.

COURSE PREFIX: EGR 110

COURSE TITLE: Introduction to the Computing Environment HYBRID

LEC HRS/WK: 3.0
LAB HRS/WK: 0.0
CREDIT HRS/SEMESTER: 3.0

This course provides an overview of computer hardware, available software, operating systems, and applications.

COURSE PREFIX: EET 113

COURSE TITLE: AC/DC Circuits I HYBRID

LEC HRS/WK: 3.0
LAB HRS/WK: 3.0
CREDIT HRS/SEMESTER: 4.0

This course is a study of direct and alternating currents, covering resistance and impedance in series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits using Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, and basic circuit theorems. Circuits are analyzed using mathematics and verified using electrical instruments.

COURSE PREFIX: EGR 130

COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Programming HYBRID

LEC HRS/WK: 2.0
LAB HRS/WK: 3.0
CREDIT HRS/SEMESTER: 3.0

This course covers the development and use of computer programs to solve engineering technology problems.

COURSE PREFIX: EET 145

COURSE TITLE: Digital Circuits HYBRID

LEC HRS/WK: 3.0
LAB HRS/WK: 3.0
CREDIT HRS/SEMESTER: 4.0

This course is a study of number systems, basic logic gates, Boolean algebra, logic optimization, flip-flops, counters and registers. Circuits are modeled, constructed, and tested.

COURSE PREFIX: MET 224

COURSE TITLE: Hydraulics and Pneumatics HYBRID

LEC HRS/WK: 2.0
LAB HRS/WK: 3.0
CREDIT HRS/SEMESTER: 3.0

This course covers basic hydraulic and pneumatic principles and circuits. System components such as pumps, compressors, piping, valves, cylinders, fluid motors, accumulators, and receivers are discussed.

 

 

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Contact Us

Corporate & Community Education
(864) 646-1700
Toll-free (within the 864 Area Code) at 1-866-269-5677, ext. 1700
conted@tctc.edu

Office Hours:

Pendleton Campus
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

Anderson Campus
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

Easley Campus
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

You may also register online by going to www.tctc.edu/learn