MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY A.A.S.
PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY OPTION

This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the field of mechanical design and drafting, with an in-depth course of study in the technological aspects of the design profession.

Computer-aided design and mechanical design concepts are integrated throughout the curriculum and used for second-year design projects. The curriculum incorporates generally-accepted design/drafting standards as well as subjects related to the construction and manufacturing industries, allowing graduates flexibility in seeking entry-level employment.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Setup and operate injection molding and/or blow molding equipment.
  • Select the appropriate plastic material and plastic manufacturing processes for various applications.
  • Use quality assurance tools and techniques to improve plastics manufacturing processes.
  • Use knowledge of production tools and equipment; hydraulics and pneumatics; and plastics manufacturing materials, processes and work flow methods, to and evaluate and resolve plastics manufacturing issues.
  • Create professional technical written documents and effectively communicate technical information to appropriate audiences.
  • Demonstrate professional responsibility: work effectively as a member of a project team; meet deadlines; show respect for coworkers; provide stewardship of resources, equipment and facilities.

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

CAD designer, machine designer, tool designer, Architectural/mechanical drafter, engineering technician, mechanical designer, tool design, quality assurance, CNC machining.

TRANSFER INFORMATION

Students should consult their advisor and/or the transfer counselor in the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement for information on transfer planning. Early consultation to plan the most appropriate course sequence will optimize transferability.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

COURSES CREDIT HOURS
FIRST SEMESTER
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
MATH 102 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 3
ENGR 103 Manufacturing Processes and Materials 3
MMT 101 Machine Tools I 3
MMT 141 Fundamentals of Plastics Technology 4
16
SECOND SEMESTER
ENGL 102
OR
ENGL 270
Freshman English II
OR
Technical Writing
3
MATH 114
OR
MATH 104
Technical Math
OR
College Algebra & Trigonometry (or higher)
3
MMT 241 Plastics Technology: Injection Molding 4
ENGR 228 Solid Modeling 3
ENGR 207 Quality Assurance 3
16
THIRD SEMESTER
CHEM 101
OR
CHEM 103
Elements of General Chemistry
OR
General Chemistry I
4
MMT 221 Tool & Die Design 4
ENGR 230 Fluid Systems Design 3
MMT 242 Plastics Technology: Blow Molding 4
Health or P.E. 1
16
FOURTH SEMESTER
ENGR 203 Applied Statics & Strength of Materials 3
ELEC Electronics Elective 3
MMT 245 Plastics Technology Capstone 3
ART 103
ART 112
ART 113
Art Elective 3
Behavioral /Social Science Elective 3
15
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 63