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(Effective Fall 2020)

Career Opportunities

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

A strong background in high school math (e.g. calculus) and sciences (e.g. chemistry) is desired.

Remediation Strategies

All incoming students must meet placement requirements in English, math, and reading. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see https://www.pct.edu/catalog/admissions-policy).
Incoming students whose placement results identify a need for developmental reading course RDG 001 or developmental math course MTH 004 may not enroll in this major and must first start in the related associate's degree.

Program Goals

A 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.



First Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
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
CDP Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective 3   S CDP
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
PPT140 Sustainable Materials 3 3 M REQ
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
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
PPT248 Extrusion 4 3 3 M REQ
PPT251 Blow Molding 4 3 3 M REQ
MTT104 Manufacturing Processes and Toolmaking Survey 3 2 3 S 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
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
PPT220 Tooling Maintenance 1 3 M REQ
PPT235 Injection Molding 4 2 6 M REQ
PPT260 Rotational Molding 3 2 3 M REQ
PPT270 Thermoforming 3 2 3 M REQ
QAL231 Quality Principles 3 2 3 M REQ


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