Plastics and Polymer Technology Objectives and Outcomes Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives describe the career and professional accomplishments that graduates, after several years of experience, are prepared to achieve.

The educational objectives of the Plastics and Polymer Technology program are:

  1. Technical Proficiency - Graduates will be technically adept in Plastics Technology as well as supporting math and science disciplines, allowing these graduates to conduct experiments and test, and solve problems based on data from these experiments, all with a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  2. Interpersonal Skills - Graduates will exhibit appropriate interpersonal skills as demonstrated by effectively working on teams and effectively communicating in the workplace.
  3. Professionalism - Graduates will exhibit a professional work ethic including an interest in personal and professional growth.
  4. Awareness of Societal Impact - Graduates will be aware of how their professional role will impact the global community.

Program Goals/Student Outcomes

A graduate of this major should be able to:
  • apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of plastics and polymer technology to narrowly defined plastics engineering technology activities.
  • apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to plastics and polymer technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  • conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
  • function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  • identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined plastics and polymer technology problems.
  • communicate effectively regarding narrowly defined plastics and polymer technology activities.
  • understand the need for and engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  • demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • exhibit a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.


Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year Total Enrollment
Fall Semester
Enrollment Fall Semester
Academic Year
2008/2009 31 7 13
2009/2010 15 3 12
2010/2011 18 11 4
2011/2012 22 9 4
2012/2013 17 6 4*
2013/2014 17 6 3
2014/2015 17 9 3
2015/2016 9 5 2
2016/2017 8 4 0
2017/2018 15 11 N/A

*updated from 3 to 4 on 3/13/2015

Barring developmental placement test results, AAS students can change to BS major at any time during curriculum

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