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Workforce Training & Continuing Education

Injection Molding Technology

The Injection Molding course is eligible for state CARES act funding to cover the cost of tuition. Contact the program manager for information on how to apply for this aid.

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. 

INDUSTRY CAREER CHOICES:
Technicians and machine operators
Plastic materials and equipment sales
Distribution channel workers
Quality control and inspection

Courses

Course
Title
Prerequisite
Course CEPS 0100
Title Injection Molding Basics
Prerequisite
Description

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
Description

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