Polymer Processing Technician

Career Studies Certificate

Career Studies Certificate in Polymer Processing Technology

Workforce Services offers the Certificate in Polymer Manufacturing Processing (see schedule below).  Courses provide polymer-industry employees and other interested persons with hands-on and theoretical knowledge that prepares them for technician-level jobs in the plastics industry.  This is a great opportunity to learn in-demand job skills. 


Polymer Processing Technician
Award: Career Studies Certificate


Purpose:  The Polymer Processing Technician Career Studies Certificate is designed to provide relevant education and skills for work in a broad range of modern polymer (plastics) manufacturing organizations. 


Occupational Objective:  Polymer Technician I


Admission Requirements:  Admission to the Polymer Processing Technician Career Studies Certificate program is based upon the general requirements of the college.


Program Requirements:  To receive the Polymer Processing Technician Career Studies Certificate, you must successfully complete the following courses of study:

Course ID

 Course Name



IND 180

 Introduction To Plastics and Plastics Processing





IND 195

 Intro to Plastic Injection Molding





IND 195

 Intro to Plastic Extrusion





IND 295

 Polymeric Materials





IND 235

 Statistical Quality Control




 Total Minimum Semester Credit Hours



Classes are usually scheduled on Monday or Wednesday evenings, 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM and are taught by academically-trained and industry-experienced faculty.


Call 434-797-8573 or email jfranklin@dcc.vccs.edu for more information.    

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