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Plastics Injection Molding Technology

Plastic injection molded objects play an indispensable role in daily life. The items manufactured through these high-tech processes are integral to a variety of products including medical devices, electronics, aerospace, transportation, packaging, construction, and in many other industries and consumer products. 

Technicians and machine operators
Plastic materials and equipment sales
Distribution channel workers
Quality control and inspection


Course CEPS 0001
Title Introduction to the Plastic Injection Molding Industry

Course covers introductory topics in injection molding including: the injection molding industry and process overview, manufacturing floor operations, understanding procedures, requirements for accurate documentation, lean manufacturing/5S, communication and correct terminology, safety and cleanliness. There will be a significant amount of hands-on experience in a functioning plastics lab. 

Course CEPS 0100
Title Injection Molding Basics

Successful students master performance objectives in the following categories: plastic materials, plastic processing, machine operation, basic injection mold design and function, print reading, part measurement, simple math and conversions, machine computer operations, safety, SDS and OSHA, Lean Manufacturing and 5S, and teamwork. Course also includes scientific molding principles and practices. 

Section List

CEPS 0100
Course Type: Lecture/Lab
Semester: Fall
Dates: Oct. 22 - Nov. 16
Days: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Time: 4-8 p.m.
Campus: Westpointe Center
Amount: $900
Call 801-957-5200 to register
Course CEPS 0200
Title Principles of Scientific Molding
Prerequisite CEPS 0100, six months on the job training

Builds on skill gained in Injection Molding Basics and moves the student into the process technician skill set, including more advanced work in scientific injection molding. Learning objectives include mold open/close profiles, injection processes, viscosity curves and plastic degradation, balancing molds, gate seals and newer methods of analysis. This course also includes local plant visits to witness the current state-of-the-art techniques used in this industry. 

Registration Info

Call 801-957-5200