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Plastics Engineering Technology Transfer Guide for Schoolcraft College

Ferris Program: Plastics Engineering Technology
Degree Type: Bachelor of Applied Science
Ferris College: College of Engineering Technology
Transfer School: Schoolcraft College
Consortium Eligible: No
Total Credits Required: 132
Catalog Year: 2022-2023

General Education Requirements

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46 Credits Required

Students are encouraged to work with an advisor to select appropriate general education courses. Diversity Competency - 2 Courses Required. If not met by courses taken for Culture, Self and Society, or MTA, a student must meet the following: 1 course with the Global Diversity attribute and 1 course with the U.S. Diversity attribute. Ferris State University General Education www.ferris.edu/gened.

  •  Communication Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COMM 121 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 COMA 103
    ENGL 150 English 1 3 ENG 101
    ENGL 250 English 2 3 ENG 102
    ENGL 311 Advanced Technical Writing 3 No Equivalent
  •  Quantitative Literacy
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 120 Trigonometry 3 MATH 119
  •  Natural Sciences Competency

    Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course. The courses depend on chosen minor, please see your advisor prior to registering for courses. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    CHEM 121 General Chemistry 1 5 CHEM 111
    CHEM 211 Fundamentals of Organic and Polymer Chemistry 4 No Equivalent
  •  Cultural Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines, have at least one 200 level or higher course. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Culture Electives 9 Varies
  •  Self and Society Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines, have at least one 200 level or higher course, and at least one Self and Society Foundation course. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Self and Society Electives 9 Varies
  •  Additional General Education Requirements

    These courses are additional General Education courses to meet the requirements for this specific program. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    PHYS 211 Introductory Physics 1 4 PHYS 181

College Requirements

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86 Credits Required

  •  Major Courses

    60 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    PPET 100 Survey of Plastics and Elastomer Technology 2 PLAST 130
    PPET 115 Plastics Product Manufacturing 2 PLAST 131
    PPET 127 Introduction to Processing 4 No Equivalent
    PPET 131 Introduction to Robotics 2 No Equivalent
    PPET 193 Industrial Internship 4 No Equivalent
    PPET 211 Introduction to Injection Molding 5 No Equivalent
    PPET 212 Plastics Product Development 1 4 PLAST 210 and PLAST 220
    PPET 222 Plastics and Polymer Material Selection 1 3 No Equivalent
    PPET 223 Plastics Testing 4 PLAST 140
    PPET 280 Introduction to Rubber 2 No Equivalent
    PLTS 300 Plastics Engineer Management System 3 No Equivalent
    PLTS 312 Plastics Product and Tool Design 2 4 No Equivalent
    PLTS 320 Plastics and Elastic Materials 3 No Equivalent
    PLTS 321 Advanced Injection Molding 4 No Equivalent
    PLTS 393 Industrial Internship 2 4 No Equivalent
    PLTS 410 Plastics Costing, Packaging and Economic Issues 3 No Equivalent
    PLTS 411 Plastics Decorating and Assembly 4 No Equivalent
    PLTS 499 Capstone Project Plastics Seminar 1 No Equivalent
    Varies Plastics (PLTS) or Rubber (RUBR) Major Elective (Consult Advisor) 2 Varies
  •  Technical Related Courses

    21 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    ETEC 140 Engineering Graphics Comprehensive 3 CAD 120 and
    CAD 140
    EEET 201 Electrical Fundamentals 3 No Equivalent
    MECH 250 Fluid Power with Controls 2 ELECT 145
    MECH 340 Statics and Strengths of Materials 4 ENGR 201 and ENGL 202
    Varies Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFGE) Directed Electives - 300 Level or Higher (Consult Advisor) 9 Varies
  •  Business Elective
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Business Elective (Consult Advisor) 3 Varies
  •  Directed Elective
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Directed Elective (Consult Advisor) 2 Varies

Program Contact Information

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College of Engineering Technology
Plastics and Rubber Engineering Technology Programs
(231) 591-2640
[email protected] 

Ferris Statewide - Schoolcraft College
(586) 445-7150
[email protected]

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

  • The Plastics Engineering Technology, BS degree is only open to students who meet the Transfer Student Admission Requirements below.
  • High school students interested in this program may apply to the Plastics/Polymer Technology, AAS program.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Must have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree in Plastics/Polymer Technology
  • 2.75 College GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Competency in MATH 120

More Information

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Select courses may be delivered online and/or in a mixed delivery format (i.e. a mix of online and face-to-face instruction at the Ferris Main Campus or at a statewide location).

To fulfill the residency requirement for a bachelor’s degree a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits from Ferris State University.

Steps to Apply

Advising Notes

It is recommended that potential applicants meet with an advisor to review the degree, course schedule, transfer policies and have any questions answered prior to completing an application. Ferris accepts transfer courses in which the student earned a letter grade of "C" or better. Additional policies such as the Ferris Sunset and Residency Requirement should be discussed with a Ferris advisor. Students who are completing the MTA may have different general education course requirements for the particular degree selected.

Meeting with a Ferris advisor prior to the selection of general education or elective coursework may reduce the chance of completing a course that will not apply toward the selected degree. Students must work with their Ferris advisor to declare a Minor or Concentration and for the selection of Directed Electives.

Once admitted, students are required to complete an orientation and should continue to meet with an advisor as they work toward graduation.

To schedule an appointment or for additional transfer resources and policies see our Transfer Resource page.

*Indicates an approved Ferris course substitution

Reverse Transfer Agreement

Ferris has reverse transfer agreements with several Michigan Community Colleges. Under such agreement, Ferris will provide your official University transcript to a partner school you have attended, so that they may grant you an associate or bachelor's degree upon completion of sufficient and appropriate credit hours from both institutions. In turn, the degree-granting institution will provide Ferris with an updated transcript reflecting the newly earned credential.

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Ferris participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). This agreement will facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one Michigan institution to another. Students may complete the MTA as part of a degree program or as a stand-alone package. The MTA consists of a minimum of 30 general education credit hours as identified by the college or university.

Students transferring to Ferris with the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and entering a degree program will have met a 30-hour block of lower-level general education courses. However, this does not exempt students from completing program-specific prerequisites or higher-level general education course requirements. Students should contact their advisor regarding classes that meet the MTA.

Disclaimer

Transfer guides are not intended to be a contract with Ferris. The information in this guide is subject to change and is aligned with the catalog year listed above. Students should contact their community college and/or Ferris to keep informed of changes. Students' final responsibility for verifying all transfer information lies with the student. Please refer to the Ferris catalog for the most current curriculum.

Partners may contact the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships with questions or updates at [email protected].