Mar 27, 2023  
2014-2015 Catalog-EXPIRED 

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

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Students in this program will recieve 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 over 150 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.

University/College Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the program at FSU, students must complete the GRCC course work with a “C” or better (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.

General Education Courses


  •  Humanities Elective (3/3)

Natural Science & Mathematics


  • Wellness Elective (1/2)

Total Credits: 75

Transfer Notes:

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. 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.

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