Jun 17, 2024  
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Articulation Agreement

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

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Academic Program Code:  798

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

Social Sciences

Natural Science & Mathematics

Total Credit Hours


University/College Admission Requirements

It is recommended that potential applicants meet with an advisor to review the program and course schedule and have any questions answered prior to completing an application. To be admitted to the program at FSU, students must complete the GRCC course work with a “C” or Higher (2.0 on 4.0 scale). A minimum 2.5 GPA is required, and students will need to submit all official college transcripts with their application. The FSU course rotation (at the GRCC Campus) only begins every other fall semester in the odd years.

Transfer Notes

Contact the College of Engineering Technology advisor at Ferris State University if there are questions on specific transfer requirements. Once admitted, students must continue to meet with an advisor as they work toward graduation.

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

A higher level calculus course may be used in place of the math courses listed above. Students should consult with a Ferris State University advisor to determine transferability.

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