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2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Plastics-Polymer Engineering Technology, A.A.A.S.


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Academic Program Code:  935

The plastics forming industry continues to grow nationally and locally. An increasing variety of automotive parts, household goods, sports equipment, furniture, toys and machinery parts are formed from plastic. The Plastics-Polymer Engineering Technology program prepares people for jobs as laboratory technicians, mold designers, production supervisors, mold technicians and plastics machinery maintenance technicians for the rapidly growing local plastics forming industry. There are many plastics processing plants in Western Michigan that need trained people. These manufacturers and the Western Michigan Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers have indicated that excellent employment opportunities exist in plastics manufacturing and that trained workers are in short supply. Injection molding, blow molding, extrusion, thermoforming and many secondary processes are studied in the program. Since injection molding is the most prevalent of these processes, it is emphasized.

Some advanced-standing credit may be granted to entering graduates of high school machine tool and drafting programs that are members of the Kent Metropolitan Articulation Project. Courses may be taken in any order as long as all requirements (including prerequisites) are met.

General Education Courses


English Composition


Select two of the following courses.

Natural Science & Mathematics


Total Credit Hours


66

Transfer Notes


MN 100, MN 249, TE 103 and TE 104 are classes that may not transfer into FSU’s Bachelor of Science in Plastics Engineering Technology degree program. Some colleges require EN 101 and EN 102 for a bachelor’s degree.

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