College of the Extended University

Plastics Engineering Technology

Plastics Engineering Technology

Plastics engineering encompasses the processing, design, development, and manufacture of plastics products. 
Cal Poly Pomona offers one of very few programs in Southern California devoted to the plastics engineering industry. This program will provide you with an in-depth look at plastics engineering technology from a technical and non-technical view.

This three-course certificate program provides practical instruction in materials, processing, product design and tooling. The practical knowledge gained on the aspects of Plastics Engineering technology can be applied to all sectors of the industry including manufacturing, design, sales, and customer service.

Due to high demand for the Plastics Engineering courses, early registration is strongly encouraged. 

Who Should Enroll?

Technical and administrative staff employed in the plastics sector. This includes sales and marketing personnel, engineers, molding and tool designers, plant supervisors, and quality assurance personnel.

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Course Offerings:

Spring 2020

PET 130: Product Design and Tooling for Injection Molding
Register  Course Code Session Dates Fees Instructor
PET 130 (SP20-1)

May 2, 9, & 16

$475 Vishu Shah


Due to health alerts for COVID-19, all face to face instruction has been temporarily suspended and this course will be taught through Zoom Conferencing.


PET 130 - Product Design & Tooling for Injection Molding will be held three  Saturdays, May 2nd, May 9th and May 16th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Sessions will be:  8am-10am, 11am-1pm, and 2pm-4pm.

This class is taught by Vishu Shah, President of Consultek, author, and a 40 year veteran of the Plastics Industry.