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Plastic Technology AAS Degree

The Plastic Technology AAS degree is designed to provide the student with skills in many of the critical facets of plastic manufacturing. The program includes the study of the most widely used thermoplastic processes with an emphasis on injection molding and on the most frequently used thermoplastic materials. Topics covered include: thermoplastic process troubleshooting, plastic materials and applications, mold/part design, quality improvement programs, process controls, CAD and metal finishing. The combined educational background will give the student an opportunity to meet the many needs of today’s plastic manufacturing industry. This includes employment as a mold or part designer, process technician or entry level plastic process engineer.

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

Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements qualify for an associate in applied science degree. All program required courses must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or better.

Not all courses are offered each semester.  Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

Schoolcraft program code # AAS.00220
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Sample Plan

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 13

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 12

First Year - Spring/Summer Session

Total Credits: 6-7

Second Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 15-17

Second Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 15-17


Select two courses from the classes listed below to fulfill the elective requirement:

Program Total: 61-66 Credits

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Learn more about Credit Hours, Course Load, Study Expectations and more in the student handbook.