Plastics and Polymer Technology (PS)
(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.htm ). 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.htm ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
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.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1|
|PPT115||The Plastics Industry||2|
|PPT118||Polymer Processing Survey - Lecture||3|
|PPT119||Polymer Processing Survey - Lab||1|
|PPT128||Plastics and Elastomers||3|
|PPT129||Polymer Testing Lab||1|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3|
|SSE||Social Science Elective||3|
|FOR||Foreign Language Elective||3|
|AAE||Applied Arts Elective||3|
|IFE||International Field Experience Elective||3|
|PPT160||Composites and Nanocomposites||3|
|CHM100||Fundamentals of Chemistry||4|
|CHM111||General Chemistry I||4|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3|
|MTT104||Manufacturing Processes and Toolmaking Survey||3|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3|
|SPC101||Fundamentals of Speech||3|
|MTH182||College Algebra and Trigonometry II||3|
|FIT||Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective||1|
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