Program Overview

The Plastics Engineering Technology option in the Advanced Manufacturing Associate of Applied Science program provides training in the plastics industry including theory and hands on applications. Students are given practical instruction applicable to materials, processing, and design engineering. Students will install plastic injection molds; connect electrical, hydraulic and cooling systems to the mold; ensure that the correct plastic material, melt temperatures, shot size, injection speed and pressures are set; and adjust the molding parameters until acceptable parts are produced.

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a plastics engineering student holds up a fabricated plastic part