Milling (Flour) Technician

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Processes. Quality. Mechanical.

If you're looking to advance your career in the milling industry, you should check out the Milling Technician program at Cowley College. It's a great way to gain hands-on experience and learn the skills you need to succeed in this field. With expert instructors, you'll be well-prepared for a rewarding career in milling. Scholarships and financial aid are also available to support your educational goals.

This unique certificate program prepares candidates to work in flour mills. Studies will include basic math needed for the mill environment, as well as an overview of equipment, electronics and electricity, and pneumatic fundamentals. Students will be introduced to the milling process, the wheat characteristics and the industry, and the various requirements of the gradual reduction process in making wheat flour. Quality assessments will be an integral part of studies. At the conclusion of the courses, candidates will complete an internship at a functioning flour mill.

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The Milling Technician Certificates at Cowley College are designed for incumbent milling employees with on-the-job mechanical experience seeking an industry-recognized certificate in grain milling without needing entry-level mechanical courses. Plus, this program can be completed entirely online.

The Benefits:

  • Career in a high-demand, recession-proof field
  • Starting salaries can exceed $45,000
  • Guaranteed internship opportunity in a live milling environment
  • Potential for full-time employment upon program completion
  • Low tuition with the ability to use financial aid for those who qualify
  • Convenient online coursework coupled with hands-on learning experiences
  • Tailored curriculum developed by top industry professionals in partnership with the International Association of Operative Millers

Program Details:

Certificate ACertificate B

Program Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of internship
  • Earn a High School Diploma or GED prior to employment
  • Satisfy all employment requirements at selected internship site
  • Search under Programs of Study in the Academic Catalog for course details.
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Walker Tech Building
209 South 4th Street
Arkansas City, KS 67005

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Technology and Innovation Center
2205 Shurtz-Juden Loop
Wellington, KS 67152

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This program can be completed online.