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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Begin Date: Summer Sesssion 1996
End Date: Summer Session 2000

Plastics Engineering Technology (2PLET)- ARCHIVE

PROFESSOR RICHARD C. PROGELHOF, Director, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

This major is designed to help graduates prepare for careers as engineering technicians in the plastics industry. Graduates are qualified for positions requiring setting up and operating plastics processing equipment, troubleshooting processing problems, production line management, technical service, and support.

The curriculum provides training in applied mathematics, physics, chemistry, fundamentals of the chemical and physical properties of plastics materials and their processing characteristics, quality control, and technical communications. The processing component of the curriculum emphasizes injection molding. Students will receive extensive �hands-on� experience in the college�s state-of-the-art processing laboratory, learning the fundamental principles of operating equipment currently utilized in the plastics industry. They will also gain an understanding of how the various mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical functions of processing machinery work together to form a plastic product.

Graduates of this program may qualify for admission to the baccalaureate degree program in Plastics Engineering Technology offered at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

For the Associate in Engineering Technology degree in Plastics Engineering Technology, a minimum of 68 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

(12 of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GWS courses.)

CMPSC 101 GQ(3), ENGL 015 GWS(3), EG T 101(1), 102(1), 114(2) (Sem: 1-2)
IE T 101(3)[1], MCH T 111(3), PHYS 150 GN(3) (Sem: 1-2)
CHEM 012 GN(3), 014 GN(1), EG T 201(2), MCH T 213(3), PL ET 205(3)[1], 206W(3)[1], 217(3)[1], 234(4)[1], 270(3)[1], Q C 200(2)[1], SPCOM 100 GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)

MATH 081 GQ(3)[1], 082 GQ(3)[1], 083 GQ(4)[1]; or MTHBD 091 GQ(5)[1], 092 GQ(5) (Sem: 1-2)
[1]A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

The Pennsylvania State University ©2000

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1996

Blue Sheet Item #: 24-04-036

Review Date: 1/30/00


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