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2016-2017 Catalog 
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Plastics Technology Certificate

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(25 semester hours minimum)

The Plastics Technology certificate will prepare students for immediate employment in entry level positions within the plastics industry. Graduates will be able to perform jobs such as injection molding or extrusion operating or become quality control technicians. The certificate is designed so student may complete the requirements in one academic year. Credits from this program may be applied to the requirements for an Associate in Science Degree in Technological Studies – Plastics Option.

Learners who complete the Plastics Technology certificate will:

  • Run the two major plastics manufacturing processes, extrusion and injection molding, include set up, operation and maintenance
  • Troubleshoot extrusion and injection molding operational problems
  • Adjust extrusion and injection molding process conditions to meet product specifications and process optimization
  • Understand basic material properties and processing characteristics of standard plastic materials used in the extrusion and injection molding industries.

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Mark Vesligaj.

Program Requirements

Program Core: 10 Credits

Total Program Credits: 25

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