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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

Courses

To get started, choose from our broad selection of courses. Earn your certificate in as little as 18 months by completing nine or more days of courses.

Online course formats include live, course-paced, combined or on-demand. Blended courses offer both face-to-face and online components. View the session information on course pages for details.

COURSESFallSpringSummerPrice
Designing Plastic Parts for the Injection Molding Process

10/19-10/20 Live Online

6/7-6/8/2021 Live Online

$1190
Fundamentals of Plastic Material Selection

5/11-5/12/2021 Live Online

$1190
Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

10/5-10/7 Live Online

3/8-3/10/2021 Live Online

$1390
Moldflow Analysis

11/4-11/5 Live Online

$1190
Plastic Injection Mold Design Advanced

10/8-10/9 Live Online

4/22-4/23/2021 Live Online

$1190
Plastic Injection Mold Design Basics

10/5-10/7 Live Online

4/19-4/21/2021 Live Online

$1390
Plastic Part Failure: Analysis, Design & Prevention

10/12-10/14 Live Online

$1390
RPA Testing of Rubber Processability and Dynamic Properties

2/2-2/3/2021 Live Online

$1190
Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication$1790
Strictly Snap-Fits: Developing World-Class Snap-Fit Attachments

3/16-3/17/2021 Live Online

$1190
The Essentials of Silicone Elastomers

5/25-5/26/2021 Online

$1190
Understanding Raw Materials: The Building Blocks of Rubber Compounding$990

Still Have Questions? Contact Us.

Marcia Gabriel, Program Director

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