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Plastics Technology

Program Overview

Plastics Technicians are needed for the demands of the rapidly growing plastics industry; these demands include the operation of processing equipment and the transforming of polymers, otherwise known as plastics, into useable products. PTC's Plastics Technology program offers extensive, hands-on, laboratory experience using state-of-the-art, industrial scale molding machines equipped with computers and robotic arms.

Program Plan

Certificate (18 credits)
CMAE 1502 Technical Math (3) or MATH 1251 Technical Math (3)
CMAE 1506 Intro to Computer Applications (2) or COCP 1201 Microsoft Office Basics (2)
CMAE 1510 Print Reading (2) or MTTP 1220 Blueprint Reading I (2)
CMAE 1514 Safety Awareness (2)
CMAE 1518 MSSC Manufacturing Processes & Productions (2)
CMAE 1522 SSC Quality Practice & Measurement (2)
CMAE 1526 MSSC Maintenance Awareness (2)
PLST 1248 Intro to Plastic Molding (3)

Diploma (27 additional credits)
PLST 1500 Fundamentals of Plastics/Chemistry/Ingredients (4)
PLST 1510 Properties and Tests of Selected Plastics (4)
PLST 1520 Injection Molding Process (4)
PLST 1530 Injection Molding Process II (4)
PLST 1540 Extrusion Molding Processes I & II (4)
PLST 1550 Electrical/Hydraulics for Plastics Processing (3)
PLST 1560 Capstone/Internship (4)

A.A.S. Degree (15 additional credits)
ENGL 1276 College Composition (4) or ENGL 1277 Technical Communications (4)
MATH 1258 Applied Geometry (3)
MATH 1260 College Algebra (3)
General Education Electives (5)

Course Outlines

For more specific information about this program's required courses, visit the Course Outlines page.

Cost of Program

To determine the cost of this program, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Gainful Employment Program Information for Plastics Production Certificate (18 credits)

Gainful Employment Program Information for Plastics Technology Diploma (45 credits)