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Professional Development

Plastics Engineering Technology

This three-course certificate program provides practical instruction applicable to materials, processing, product design and tooling. The main emphasis is on practical aspects of Plastics Engineering Technology without being extremely technical so that the knowledge achieved can be applied in day-to-day applications. The PowerPoint presentation used throughout this course is descriptive, practical and presented in simple, easy to understand language. It is widely illustrated with diagrams and photographs to assist students in understanding the sometimes-detailed subject matter.

The program is targeted for technical and non-technical audiences including Sales and Marketing personnel, Engineers, Product and Tool Designers, Purchasing Managers, Plant managers, Tool Makers, Molding Supervisors, Quality Assurance personnel and for audiences desiring to acquire basic knowledge, expand their horizon, enhance their career or simply to take a refresher course in Plastics Engineering Technology.

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.

  • PET 110 Scientific Injection Molding
  • PET 120 Plastics Theory and Practice
  • PET 130 Product Design and Tooling for Injection Molding

Course Offerings:

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.

Fall 2021

PET 120: Plastics Theory and Practice
Closed  Course Code Session Dates Fees Instructor
PET 120 (FA21-1) Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021  $475 Vishu Shah


PET 130: Product Design and Tooling for Injection Molding
Register  Course Code Session Dates Fees Instructor
PET 130 (FA21-1) Nov 6, 2021 - Nov 13, 2021 $475 Vishu Shah


PET 120: Plastics Theory and Practice
Register  Course Code Session Dates Fees Instructor
PET 110 (FA21-1) Dec 4, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021 $475 Vishu Shah


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The current course schedule which includes class meeting times, locations and design is subject to change without notice or obligation. The University does not guarantee the availability of a particular course or section, and reserves the right to cancel due to insufficient enrollment.

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