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​Plastic Technology Skills Certificate 201​7-1​8

Plastic Technology

Plastic Technology Skills Certificate

Schoolcraft program code # CRT.00340

The plastic technology skills certificate prepares learners for employment in the plastics industry. The curriculum is designed to help the student acquire knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary for a competent molding operator or technician. The program explores plastic materials, processes, equipment and tooling, trouble-shooting, maintenance, quality and safety. This unique program is taught by industry experts, and includes a combination of lecture and lab courses, and assignments at local plastic manufacturing companies.

Protective shop clothing and eye protection supplies required for the program will be purchased by the student.

All courses are not offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements qualify for a certificate of program completion. All program required courses must have been completed with a grade of 2.0 or better.

 

First Year - Fall Semester
PLAST 130 Introduction to Plastic Materials
3
MATH 102 Technical Mathematics
4

Total Credits: 7


Second Year - Winter Semester
PLAST 131 Introduction to Plastic Processing
3
MFG 102 Basic Machining Processes
3
QM 107 Quality Planning and Team Building
3

Total Credits: 9


Program Total 16 Credits

Note: For more information on financial aid eligibility, contact 734-462-4530.

View a complete list of courses in the ​​Plastic Technology (PLAST) discipline.



​Plastics Technology

Learn Real-World Skills to Give You an Advantage in this Exciting Field

Certificate and Degree Options

  • Plastic Technology Skills Certificate

What can I earn?*

  • Plastics Technician: $32,947 ($13.77–18.25/hour)

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Prepare for Career as Molding Operator or Plastics Technician
  • Courses Taught by Manufacturing Industry Experts

Schoolcraft College’s Manufacturing and Technology programs integrate the leading computer technology with state-of-the-art labs and an emphasis on quality and workforce readiness to give students a real-world focus on the ever-changing manufacturing process.

What You Will Learn

The Plastic Technology Skills Certificate prepares students for employment in the plastics industry. The curriculum is designed to help the student acquire knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary for a competent molding operator or technician. The program explores:

  • Plastic materials and processes
  • Equipment and tooling
  • Maintenance
  • Quality and safety

This unique program, developed in conjunction with the area’s leading plastic manufacturing companies, is taught by industry experts, and includes a combination of lecture and lab courses, and assignments at local plastic manufacturing companies.​

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