Begin Date: Summer Session 2005
End Date: Spring Semester 2011
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (2PLET)
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, solids modeling and design, and 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, solids modeling and engineering design principles, 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, including application of statistical methods and quality control. Students will also be trained in the use of solids modeling and fundamentals of plastic tooling and part design.
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 66 credits is required.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits
(12 of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 57 credits
(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GWS courses.)
PRESCRIBED COURSES (57 credits)
CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), EG T 120(3), EG T 121(3), ENGL 015 GWS(3), MATH 081 GQ(3), MATH 082 GQ(3), PHYS 250 GN(4), PL ET 050(2) (Sem: 1-2)
PL ET 222(4) (Sem: 3)
CAS 100 GWS(3), MATH 083 GQ(4), MCH T 111(3), MCH T 213(3), PL ET 205(3), PL ET 206W(3), PL ET 225(2), PL ET 227(4), PL ET 232(3), (Sem: 3-4)
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2005
Blue Sheet Item #: 33-06-008
Review Date: 04/12/05
UCA Revision #1: 8/9/06
Reviewed by Publications: 06/23/06