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Manufacturing Conveyor Technician


The Manufacturing Conveyor Technician program at ASU-Newport, is a cooperative program between Hytrol, S&H Systems and Intimidator UTV. The Northeast Arkansas region is a hub for the conveyor systems industry. Job growth in this field is set to grow for the next 3-5 years.   

Conveyor Technicians are an integral part of this growing industry. These technicians are required to have a thorough understanding of the materials and components related to how conveyor systems are manufactured, operated, installed and repaired to promote maximum uptime and operational efficiency. Individuals entering this program must operate in a culture that places operational safety first.

The Manufacturing Conveyor Technology program participants are enrolled through ASUN’s Workforce Training Center. This program is a non-credit program, but does provide a completion certificate, and hours that count toward Continuing Education Units. Please contact ASUN’s WTC for information regarding payment for the program. 

Thanks to Hytrol and S&H Systems for supporting this program!

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AR Office of Skills Development LogoThe Manufacturing Conveyor Technician program is made possible by
grant funds from the Arkansas Office of Skills Development.


Learn these Skills

Individuals in this program will be provided with entry level knowledge of:

  • ­Safety Processes
  • Use of Hand and Power Tools
  • Preventative Maintenance Methods
  • Instruments and Measurements
  • Schematics and Print Drawings
  • Basic Electrical Power Systems
  • Basic Mechanical Systems
  • Basic Motors and Controls
  • Maintaining Conveyor Systems
  • Workflows for installing conveyor systems **
  • Conveyor Systems and Fabrication Processes **
  • Forklift Operations **
  • OSHA 10 **

** Not in the Amatrol suite of eLearning

ASU Newport and the collaborating partners have determined that Amatrol’s eLearning suite, which includes comprehensive interactive multimedia for individual, self-paced or group learning flexibility, will be the curriculum that will be used for the MCT program.  

Training Schedule

Phase I

Workplace Essentials

30 hrs

Foundations of Skilled Trades

60 hrs

Industrial Mechanical Maintenance

60 hrs

Components and Operations of Conveyor Systems

60-80 hrs

Total Hours

210 hrs


Phase II

Pneumatics and Hydraulics

60 hrs

Introduction to Electrical Logic Controls

60 hrs

Leadership in Manufacturing

18 hrs

Total Hours

138 hrs

Phase II courses would be scheduled based on the scheduled course offerings