(Effective Fall 2012)
- School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies
- Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- Green major
- More Information about Plastics and Polymer Technology
A graduate in Plastics and Polymer Technology will have a working knowledge of plastic materials and processing techniques, such as injection molding, extrusion, thermoforming, blow molding, rotational molding, and composite manufacturing.
Educational objectives, student outcomes, and enrollment/graduation data for this major
Process setup technician, new product development technician, quality control technician, customer service technician, sales service technician. Experienced Plastics and Polymer Technology graduates commonly serve in supervisory roles in industry.
Recommended High School Subjects
Algebra, physics, chemistry, and, if possible, mechanical drawing.
All entering students will be tested for English, math, and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in this online catalog (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting ). They should do so prior to enrollment and in the following order of priority: mathematics, English, reading. Students testing into MTH 004 are not permitted to take Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology (PPT) courses until the deficiency is cleared.
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to:
- apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
- design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline.
- apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and analyze and interpret the results.
- function effectively as a member of a technical team.
- 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.
- understand the impact of plastics and polymer engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
- exhibit a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1||.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|PPT115||The Plastics Industry||2||2||M||REQ|
|PPT118||Polymer Processing Survey - Lecture||3||3||M||REQ|
|PPT119||Polymer Processing Survey - Lab||1||3||M||REQ|
|PPT128||Plastics and Elastomers||3||3||M||REQ|
|PPT129||Polymer Testing Lab||1||3||M||REQ|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3||3||S||REQ|
|SSE||Social Science Elective||3||S||SSE|
|FOR||Foreign Language Elective||3||S||FOR|
|AAE||Applied Arts Elective||3||S||AAE|
|IFE||International Field Experience Elective||3||S||IFE|
|PPT160||Composites and Nanocomposites||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|CHM100||Fundamentals of Chemistry||4||3||3||S||REQ|
|CHM111||General Chemistry I||4||3||3||S||REQ|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3||3||S||REQ|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3||3||S||REQ|
|MTT104||Manufacturing Processes and Toolmaking Survey||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3||3||S||REQ|
|SPC101||Fundamentals of Speech||3||3||S||REQ|
|MTH182||College Algebra and Trigonometry II||3||3||S||REQ|
|FIT||Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective||1||S||FIT|
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