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2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Articulation Agreement

Plastics-Polymer Engineering Technology, A.A.A.S (Ferris State University-Manufacturing Engineering Technology)

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Academic Program Code:  797


Students in this program will receive an A.A.A.S in Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology and be prepared to transfer to Ferris State University (FSU) to complete a BS degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. 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 trains 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.

General Education Courses

English Composition

Select two of the following courses.

Natural Science & Mathematics

Total Credit Hours


University/College Admissions Requirements

To be admitted to this program at FSU, students must complete the GRCC college course work with an overall 2.50 GPA or department approval is required. Successful completion of a course requires a grade of “C” or higher for any credits taken at an institution other than Ferris. Students will need to submit official transcripts from all accredited colleges/universities with their application. If re-admission is required, students are subject to the latest check sheet requirements. The program requires a computer laptop; see advisor for laptop specifications.

Transfer Notes

Students should take a Humanities course that meets the Ferris State University Cultural Enrichment requirement.


MN 233-Welding Automation was changed to MN 223  -Injection Molding Theory (corrected 9/30/2015)

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