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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Plastics Manufacturing Technician (CRT.PLMT)

This certificate prepares students for entry level jobs in the plastics industry. Significant time with injection and extrusion molding processes and equipment coupled with basic maintenance and automation skills allows for several positions in plastics manufacturing.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
TEC-050
Technical Math I

TEC-050
Technical Math I

Fundamentals of basic arithmetic, calculator usage, algebra, geometry and right angle trigonometry.

Course Outline

2.0
EET-040
Applied D.C. Circuits

EET-040
Applied D.C. Circuits

Develops an understanding of the basic DC electricity concepts such as voltage, current, resistance, power and energy. The course covers resistive circuits through series-parallel circuits. Laboratory work includes use of analog and digital meters and circuit construction.

Course Outline

2.5
PLM-040
Introduction to Plastics

PLM-040
Introduction to Plastics

This course introduces plastics materials development and use in everyday life. Focus is upon on the history, development, science, technology, and manufacture of modern plastics. Environmental considerations involving plastics use is considered.

Course Outline

3.0
MMP-042
Manufacturing Maintenance II

MMP-042
Manufacturing Maintenance II

This course provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of manufacturing and the maintenance associated with manufacturing process. Topics include material handling, mechanical systems, lubrication, and fluid power.

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-040
Blueprint Reading/Industry I

TEC-040
Blueprint Reading/Industry I

Fundamentals, principles, and practices involved in producing and reading industrial blueprints. Covers basic through advanced blueprint reading and basic drafting procedures. Advanced work is adjusted to special interest groups.

Course Outline

2.5
CIM-044
Industrial Robotics

CIM-044
Industrial Robotics

A comprehensive study of industrial robotics used in computer integrated manufacturing systems. Some areas of study include history, classification, tooling, sensors, safety and justification of robotic systems. The student will learn robotics related to manufacturing, and fundamental robotic programming. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

2.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
PLM-041
Injection Molding

PLM-041
Injection Molding

The focus of the course is on polymer material selection for "hands-on" application and use of primary and secondary injection molding processing equipment and associated auxiliary equipment.

Course Outline

3.0
ENG-050
Writing for Industry

ENG-050
Writing for Industry

Students will learn strategies for writing essays, instructions manuals, proposals, reports, career documents as well as deliver oral presentations to prepare them for a profession in industry. Students will practice research strategies by using library resources and the Internet.

Course Outline

3.0
PLM-042
Extrusion Forming

PLM-042
Extrusion Forming

The focus of the course is on "hands-on" application and use of extrusion forming processing equipment including single screw, twin screw, co-extrusion, and compounding equipment, associated secondary and auxiliary equipment use, and polymeric material selection for extrusion.

Course Outline

3.0
IND-060
Industrial Valves

IND-060
Industrial Valves

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of industrial control valves and actuators. Students learn industry-relevant skills including how to: operate, install, maintain, and analyze performance of control valves and actuators. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-076
Inspection and Quality Control

TEC-076
Inspection and Quality Control

The study of inspection processes and quality control system in manufacturing. Topics include: measurement, gauging, geometric tolerancing, documentation, specifications and statistical quality control.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

15.0

Total Program Hours

30.0