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Workforce Training & Continuing Education

Injection Molding Technology

The Injection Molding course is eligible for federal CARES act funding to cover the cost of tuition. Fill out and submit the required form and a SLCC advisor will contact you. Click here.

The injection molding program prepares students for an exciting career in a variety of manufacturing industries including medical devices, electronics, aerospace, transportation, packaging, construction, and many other consumer products.  Students will receive hands on training learning how to operate and maintain injection molding machines, learn how to trouble shoot and how to switch molds.



Injection Molding classes are offered in evening classes so you can work while you learn.  Both the level I and level II courses are 80 hours and are scheduled Monday through Friday from 5-9PM.   See the courses tab for more detail.

Career Opportunities
  • Medical Devices Production
  • Automotive Parts Production
  • Technicians and machine operators
  • Plastic materials and equipment sales
  • Distribution channel workers
  • Quality control and inspection



SLCC has many partnerships with employers to ensure that you are gaining the skills that the composites industry in Utah needs.  Merit Medical and BD medical are just two of the local businesses that we maintain relationships with so that we can help you start your career in injection molding.


Students may choose to take only the level I course or the level I and II courses sequentially.  Both are 80 hour courses and have scholarships and other incentives that could pay for up to the entire tuition keeping you debt-free.


Course CEPS 0100
Title Injection Molding Basics

Students will master the performance objectives in the following categories: plastic materials, plastic processing, machine operation, basic injection mold design and function, print reading, part measurement, math basics 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
CRN: 46131
Course Type: Lecture/Lab
Dates: Oct. 12 - Nov. 6
Days: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Time: 4-8 p.m.
Campus: Westpointe Center
Amount: Paid for by the Utah Works grant
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 the skills gained in Injection Molding Basics and moves the student into the process technician skill set. This includes 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