Plastics Technology Certificate

The plastics industry is one of the main contributors in the field of engineering. Plastic parts have spread into each area of life, making our daily tasks easier and the world more efficient. The Plastics Technology Certificate develops a foundational knowledge of plastics, covers in-depth features of plastics design and helps you stay competitive in the industry. With topics ranging from biomedical devices, injection molds and plastic materials to sizing, calibration and implementation, our expert instructors share their extensive experience with you, strengthening your skills and expanding your knowledge base.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the technical properties of plastics and apply them using quantifiable methods
  • Summarize plastic mold concepts and determine how to avoid costly design mistakes
  • Describe methods to communicate the troubleshooting process and solutions
  • Examine the role of new technologies and their growing connection to biomedical plastics
  • List the factors that affect plastic part performance
  • Select case studies to critique best practices and identify common pitfalls when designing devices


To get started, choose from our broad selection of courses. Earn your certificate by completing 6 core courses and 2 elective courses within three years. An alternative option to the elective courses is to enroll in our Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate and complete the capstone project.

For information on the course format, view the session information on the selected course page.

CORE COURSESSummerFallSpringPrice
Designing Plastic Parts for the Injection Molding Process

11/12-11/13/2024 In-person

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing$1645
Plastic Injection Mold Design: Basic and Advanced Topics

9/17-9/19/2024 In-person

Plastic Part Failure: Analysis, Design & Prevention

10/15-10/17/2024 In-person With Livestream

Strictly Snap-Fits: Developing World-Class Snap-Fit Attachments$1395
The Essentials of Silicone Elastomers$1390
Advanced Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

10/8-10/10/2024 Live Online

Fundamentals of Plastic Material Selection

9/25-9/26/2024 Live Online

Moldflow Analysis

11/5-11/6/2024 In-person

Molding of Rubber and Design of Rubber Molds

11/13-11/15/2024 In-person With Livestream


Still Have Questions? Contact Us.

Aaliyah Schoclet, Program Manager

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