With an associate's degree in Plastics-Polymer Engineering Technology (Ferris State University-Manufacturing Engineering Technology) you will be qualified to work as a laboratory technician, mold designer, production supervisor, mold technician and plastics machinery maintenance technician in the plastics forming industry.
Your GRCC Plastics-Polymer Engineering Technology pre-major coursework will include:
- Injection molding.
- Blow molding.
When you graduate with your Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology (Ferris State University-Manufacturing Engineering Technology) A.A.A.S degree you will be prepared to enter the workforce, or transfer as a junior to Ferris State University to complete a Manufacturing Engineering Technology bachelor's degree.
A growing industry
The plastics forming industry continues to grow nationally and locally. An increasing variety of automotive parts, household goods, sports equipment, furniture, toys and machinery parts are formed from plastic. There are many plastics processing plants in Western Michigan that need trained people. These manufacturers and the Western Michigan Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers have indicated that excellent employment opportunities exist in plastics manufacturing and that trained workers are in short supply.