When you earn your associate degree in Plastics-Polymer Engineering Technology you will be prepared to begin your career, or transfer as a junior to Ferris State University to complete a bachelor's degree in Plastics Engineering Technology.
With your Plastics-Polymer Engineering Technology, A.A.A.S. (Ferris State University-Plastics Engineering Technology) degree you will be qualified to work for the rapidly growing local plastics forming industry as a:
- Laboratory technician.
- Mold designer.
- Production supervisor.
- Mold technician.
- Plastics machinery maintenance technician.
Your GRCC Plastics-Polymer Engineering Technology pre-major coursework will include:
- Injection molding.
- Blow molding.
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.