Earn an Associate Degree in Plastics Engineering Technology

Train for a rewarding career with our comprehensive associate degree in Plastics Engineering Technology. Get hands-on training from industry experts and pave the path into modern manufacturing and engineering firms.

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Enroll in a Plastics Engineering Technology Program Designed for You

The Associate of Applied Science in Plastics Engineering Technology program is designed by expert faculty to provide students with industry-focused learning. Graduates seek careers in plastics engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, or engineering management.

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Set a solid foundation in the Human Services field with a 2-year associate degree in Plastics Engineering Technology. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and additional workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants.

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New Jobs

Projected for Industrial Engineering Technologies and Technicians

4 %

Job Growth

Is predicted in the employment for Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians between 2020-2030.


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For Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians

    • As per BLS, 64,100 new Jobs are projected for Industrial Engineering Technologies and Technicians.
    • As per BLS,$60,220 was compiled as the average Salary for Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians.
    • As per BLS, a 4 % Job Growth is predicted in the employment for Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians between 2020-2030.

Why Pursue the Plastics Engineering Technology Program?

The dynamic and industry-specific Plastics Engineering Technology program allows students to gain industry-specific technical knowledge and skills. Receive a blend of academic and experiential learning to prepare for the actual engineering workforce. The degree lets students:

    • Prepare for certification in CAD or Machining
    • Explore innovative laboratories in areas such as Robotics, CNC, CAD, and plastics processing.
    • Prepares to be a part of modern manufacturing and engineering firms.
    • Pursue an advanced or specialized degree in plastics engineering technology.

Prepare for a Rewarding Career With a Plastics Engineering Technology Degree

Interested in learning plastic material engineering techniques and processes? Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree in Plastics Engineering Technology allows students to gain the skills and knowledge required to enter or advance in the field.

Throughout the Plastics Engineering Technology associate degree program, students learn about the fundamentals of quality control, plastics processing, scaled manufacturing systems, and much more. The program is focused on work-based training which improves team building, communication, and other professional skills.

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What Will You Learn - Curriculum Overview

The Plastics Engineering Technology associate degree program teaches students fundamentals of plastics engineering and skills required to make a career as a plastics process technician, maintenance technician, and more.

The Plastics Engineering Technology associate degree program imparts learning of core concepts of plastics engineering such as identifying tools and equipment, quality control, blow molding, and more. The curriculum allows students to:

    • Identify industrial and personal safety equipment.
    • Understand the fundamentals of Quality Control.
    • Understand the fundamentals of plastics processing.
    • Properly set up, program, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot a scaled manufacturing system.

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Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.

Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.

Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.

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Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!

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We recognize talent and celebrate performance with awards and acknowledgments.

We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.

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We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:

Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.

Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.

With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.

Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.

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As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.

Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.

Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.

The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.

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We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating.

We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.

We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.

We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.

Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree in Plastics Engineering Technology? We can help!

Though engineering remains a rewarding career path, plastics engineering is in higher demand than the norm. There are various employment opportunities available, ranging from entry-level to seasoned professionals. Gain a solid technical understanding of plastics through a two-year associate degree program in Plastics Engineering Technology and pursue high-demand R&D jobs available in the local economy.
Admission requirements for Blue Ridge CTC Plastics Engineering Technology A.A.S. degree include a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other colleges or universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time after submitting the application.
Blue Ridge CTC Plastics Engineering Technology program does not require ACT or SAT scores to qualify for admission to on-campus or online associate degree programs. Students may need ACT or SAT scores, or free placement testing to qualify for courses such as English, Math, or Chemistry. Placement testing can be scheduled at any time during the application process.
When looking for an Associate of Applied Science in Plastics Engineering Technology at a community college, be sure to check:
  • Accreditation by recognized authorities
  • Qualified faculty and industry-driven learning delivery
  • Job search and placement assistance
  • Financial Assistance for qualified students

Throughout the Plastics Engineering Technology associate degree program, students learn practical skills on how to:

  • Identify industrial and personal safety equipment
  • Identify tools and equipment used in plastics engineering
  • Understand the fundamentals of Quality Control
  • Understand the fundamentals of plastics processing
  • Understand the processing methods of injection and blow molding
  • Utilize CAS and CAW to construct molds and plastics parts
  • Identify common robotic applications in the workplace and much more.
After completing the Plastics Engineering Technology associate degree programs, students can gain skills required to enter the workforce as Production Engineer, Safety Supervisor, Lecturer, Mold & Process Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Product Designer, Quality Control in-charge, R&D Officer, and more.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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