MLL 3594 SANITATION AND MILL PROCESS CONTROL
2 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or sophomore year and to area high school vocational students.
MLL 3594 - Sanitation and Mill Process Control (2 hrs.)
During this course, students will achieve a high level of understanding of the proper mill sanitation, integrated pest management, granulation curve, cumulative ash, moisture correction addition, step charts, troubleshooting, and statistical process control.
This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge regarding mill sanitation, process controls, and associated regulatory compliance.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the mill sanitation, integrated pest management, granulation curve, cumulative ash, moisture correction addition, step charts, troubleshooting, and statistical process control.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.
UNIT 1: STARTING AND STOPPING THE PROCESS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to demonstrate a safe start up and shut down process in a flour mill.
- Understand orderly start up and shutdown sequence.
- Identify keys for starting and stopping a system.
- Ensuring safety and verification in these processes.
UNIT 2: MILL PROCESS OPERATION AND TROUBLESHOOTING
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully identify checkpoints in the milling system that impact stock quality and quantity.
- Identify key check points.
- Explain impact of observed changes in stock quality and quantity.
- Identifying proper equipment operation.
UNIT 3: PROCESS MANAGEMENT TOOLS FOR THE OPERATIVE MILLER
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to define and interpret the granulation curve, and cumulative ash and step chart development.
- Granulation curve development and interpretation.
- Cumulative ash curve development an interpretation.
- Step chart development and use.
UNIT 4: SANITATION BASICS FOR FOOD PROCESSING
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully identify key stakeholders in plant sanitation, and components of a sanitation master plan.
- Identify stakeholders directing sanitation focus.
- Explain the role of good housekeeping in plant sanitation.
- Identify components of a sanitation master plan.
UNIT 5: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully define successful integrated pest management and the resources available to the flour mill.
- Define integrated pest management.
- Explain importance of integrated pest management.
- Identify various tools associated with integrated pest management.
Refer to Syllabus
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy.
Course Time Frame:
The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.
Refer to the following policies:
402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.