Plastics Process Technician

Plastics Process Technician provides training in chemistry, plastic concepts, and principles of electricity.

Trains apprentices in the theory and practice of plastics processing.

With the Plastics Process Technician training program, students get a firm grounding in the pre-technical skills of basic math, measurements, safety, and drawing, plus specific training in chemistry, plastic concepts, and principles of electricity.

Maintenance, safety, and testing courses are also included. Make sure you also provide on-the-job training. Your employees will have the skills and hands-on experience they need to become a professional technician.

Apprentices who successfully complete the program, which meets the standards established by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT), will know how to:

You can work with your Training Consultant to devise an individualized program or follow the complete Plastics Process Technician course list below.

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Plastics Process Technician Course List

Pre-Technical Foundation Skills

Jobs, Companies, and the Economy: Basic Concepts for Employees186034
Basic Industrial MathBlock X21
Addition and Subtraction 186008
Multiplication and Division 186009
Fractions, Percents, Proportions, and Angles 186010
Metric System 186011
Formulas 186012
Introduction to Algebra 186013
Practical MeasurementsBlock X22
Linear and Distance Measurement 186021
Bulk Measurement 186022
Temperature Measurement 186023
Energy, Force, and Power 186024
Fluid Measurement 186025
Trades Safety: Getting Started186001
Working Safely with Chemicals186002
Fire Safety186003
Material Handling Safety186006
Introduction to Print Reading186039
Tolerancing and Symbols186041
Sectional Views and Simplified Drafting186042
Electrical Drawings and Circuits186044
Electronic Drawings186045
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Drawings186046
Piping: Drawings, Materials, and Parts186047
Preventive Maintenance286085
Preventive Maintenance Techniques286086

Chemistry and Plastics Concepts

Elements of Chemistry5011
Basic Organic Chemistry5017A-B
Industrial Plastics: Materials, Properties and Manufacturing6860

Electrical Maintenance

Working Safely with Electricity4400
Working Safely with Electricity (Video)VB06XX
DC PrinciplesBlock A21
Nature of Electricity 086001
Circuit Analysis and Ohm's Law 086002
Capacitors and Inductors 086003
Magnetism and Electromagnetism 086004
Conductors, Insulators, and Batteries 086005
DC Motors and Generator Theory 086006

Optional Laboratory Experiments:

Electronics Workbench086800
Electronics Workbench Lab Manual for DC Principles (Block A21)387009C
AC PrinciplesBlock A22
Alternating Current 086007
Alternating Current Circuits 086008
Inductors in AC Circuits 086009
Capacitors in AC Circuits 086010
Transformers 086011
Alternators 086012
Electrical Energy Distribution 086013
Rectification and Basic Electronic Devices 086014
Electronics Workbench Lab Manual for AC Principles (Block A22)387012C
Analog Circuit MeasurementBlock A23
Basic Test Equipment 086025
Troubleshooting with Volt-Ohm-Milliamp Meters (VOMs) 086026
Using Basic Oscilloscopes 086027
Electronics Workbench Lab Manual: Experiments in Electrical Measurements (Block A23)387014C
Electrical Safety for the Trades186005

Mechanical Maintenance

Bench Work5004A-C
Mechanical Testing of Materials2608A-B
Materials Handling2512
Quality Concepts: Tools and Applications186036
Introduction to ISO 9000: ISO for the Technician186037
Quality Control for the Technician38600
Quality Control of Manufactured Products2590
Heat, Part 1686001
Heat, Part 2686002
Heat Transfer2545
Precision Measuring Instruments, Part 1186068
Precision Measuring Instruments, Part 2186069
Precision Measuring Instruments, Part 3186070
Pneumatic Instrumentation for the Technician286M01
Control Technology for Technicians286M04
Principles of Automatic Process Control Instruments6305A-B
Temperature Measuring and Control Instruments6306A-B
Process Pressure Measuring and Control Instruments6309A-B
Air Compressors, Part 1286013
Air Compressors, Part 2286014
Pneumatics (Video)VS21XX
Hydraulic Power Basics286060
Hydraulic Components: Actuators, Pumps, and Motors286061
Hydraulic Components: Conductors, Conditioners, and Fluids286062
Hydraulic Power System Control286063
Interpreting Hydraulic System Schematics286064 Hydraulic Power System Troubleshooting
Industrial Hydraulics (Video)VS63XX
Hydraulic Power Systems and Troubleshooting (Video)VS64XX
Industrial Robotics: Technology, Programming, and Applications066902
Statistical Process Control: An Operator's Guide (Video)VB02XX
Predictive Maintenance286087
Predictive Maintenance: Vibration Analysis286088
Predictive Maintenance: Advanced Topics286089

Optional Laboratory Experiment:

Measurements Trainer

Estimated Curriculum Duration: 862 hours (excluding videos and optional lab experiments).

Number of Exams: 119.

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