A Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician major/degree program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing and using industrial polymers.
Includes instruction in the principles of macromolecular chemistry, polymerization and plastic manufacturing processes and equipment, design and operational testing procedures, equipment maintenance and repair procedures, safety procedures, applications to specific products, and report preparation.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician (use the College Search feature and enter "plastics" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician?
A bachelor’s degree is typically needed to enter this career field. Career opportunity areas include (but are not exclusive to) mold design, quality control, production planning, and research.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- Plastics Industry Association
- National Association of Manufacturers
- Association of Rotational Molders
Publications/Magazines in Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician