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Kennebec Community College has a Pulp and Paper technology program that offers an associate in applied science degree. This degree has a total of 63 credit hours to complete.
Second-year students are provided five more technology courses including the following; maintenance, process chemistry, process instrumentation and control, quality aspects of pulp and paper manufacturing and advance process control.
The pulp and paper program mission is to provide the pulp and paper sector of the United States forest products industry with globally competitive, technologically advanced workforce. The pulp and paper program provides graduates with basic, technical background to be effective employees in the industry. All graduates will be able to master the fundamentals of pulp and papermaking, and are qualified to perform as engineering/technical and operating personnel.
Many courses in the program are aimed at making graduates effective communicators, as well as having interpersonal relation skills that will help them strive in the industrial environment. The pulp and paper program places graduates in an excellent position to attain good and highly paid careers in the industries.
A few educational outcomes the graduate is expected to do is demonstrate competency in basic pulp and paper technology and math and fundamental technology skills. Graduates will be able to effectively communicate and work with their peers and supervisors. Finally, graduates will be qualified to become quality employees in the pulp and paper related industries.
There are many career opportunities available for the pulp and paper graduates and Kennebec community college. Graduates may also be considered by the industry as candidates for employment as engineering assistants, lab personal, or line supervisors.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions
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