Mar 27, 2023  
2014-2015 Catalog-EXPIRED 

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

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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 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 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.

General Education Courses

Natural Science & Mathematics


  • Wellness Elective (1/2)

Total Credits: 67

Additional 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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