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Plastic Technology AAS Degree


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Please Note:

The Plastic Technology program is on hold pending inactivation. Students interested in this program should speak with Academic Advising at 734-462-4429 or email eadvise@schoolcraft.edu

If you are interested in exploring additional manufacturing & engineering technology programs, please visit our Manufacturing & Engineering Pathway catalog page.

Schoolcraft program code # AAS.00220

The Plastic Technology AAS degree is designed to provide the student with skills in many of the critical facets of plastic manufacturing. The program includes the study of the most widely used thermoplastic processes with an emphasis on injection molding and on the most frequently used thermoplastic materials. Topics covered include: thermoplastic process troubleshooting, plastic materials and applications, mold/part design, quality improvement programs, process controls, CAD and metal finishing. The combined educational background will give the student an opportunity to meet the many needs of today’s plastic manufacturing industry. This includes employment as a mold or part designer, process technician or entry level plastic process engineer.

Protective shop clothing and eye protection supplies required for the program will be purchased by the student.

Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements qualify for an associate of applied science degree. All program required courses must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or better.

Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

Sample Schedule of Courses


First Year


Total Credits: 13

Total Credits: 12

Spring/Summer Session


Social Sciences: Credits 3-4

Select Social Science  course

English Communication - Credits: 3

Select first English Communication  course

Total Credits: 6-7

Second Year


English Communication - Credits: 3

Select second English Communication  course

Total Credits: 14

Winter Semester


Humanities - Credits: 3-4

Select General Education Humanities  course.

Total Credits: 15-19

Program Total: 60-65 Credits


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