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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Plastic Technology - PLAST 131

Introduction to Plastic Processing

3 Credit Hours
2 Lecture Hours
1 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

This course provides an understanding of the different processing technologies associated with producing a finished part from plastic materials. The student will learn about the different molding processes, including injection, compression, blow molding, extrusion, thermoforming and composite manufacturing.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the different thermoplastic processes.
  • Differentiate the advantages and limitations of various plastic material processes.
  • Explain how material selection and part design determines plastic processing techniques.
  • Explore plastic processing equipment designs.
  • Explain how changing the injection molding process parameters impacts part quality.
  • Explain how changing the extrusion process parameters impacts part quality.
  • Explain how changing the blow molding process parameters impacts part quality.
  • Explain how changing the compression molding process parameters impacts part quality.
  • Explain how changing the thermoforming process parameters impacts part quality.
  • Identify common plastic processing defects.
  • Resolve processing defects by applying standard troubleshooting methods.
  • Explore secondary/decorating plastic processing methods.
  • Describe advanced plastic processing techniques.
  • Adhere to plastics industry safety guidelines.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; PLASTIC TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 131547550Intro Plas ProcessHYBME3Pratt J6/8/0Open$37.00R  06:00 PM-06:54 PM MEC235
R  07:00 PM-08:52 PM MEC330

Winter; 2021; PLASTIC TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 131517502Intro Plas ProcessMEC3Stevens B7/8/0Open$37.00T  01:00 PM-02:54 PM MEC300
T  03:00 PM-03:52 PM MEC235
 131517552Intro Plas ProcessMEC3Pratt J7/8/0Open$37.00M  06:00 PM-07:54 PM MEC235
M  08:00 PM-08:52 PM MEC300

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday