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Hands-on Sessions

Part Design & 3D Printing

Learn how to design plastic parts using computers, and how to print 3D versions of the part.



How to Make a Plastic Part

You’ll get to operate plastics processing equipment such as extruders, injection molding machines, and rotational molders to produce and take home your choice of a polymer based plastic product like ice scrapers, a Frisbee, or a piggy bank.



Meet Alumni

Explore the plastics program and meet recent graduates to see what they do and learn about opportunities.



Campus Tour

Take a tour of our beautiful, compact campus and take an optional housing tour.

Employment Opportunities

Plastics is the largest business in Ohio and is a global growth industry, having averaged about 15% growth per year for the last 20 years.

There is tremendous demand for technically qualified personnel in the plastics field, allowing SSU graduates to select attractive positions within the plastics processing operations and geographical locations of their choice.

  • Process Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Research Engineer
  • Technical Sales Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Quality Engineer

SSU Plastics Classes

Our plastics engineering technology program provides a solid theoretical foundation upon which to build a thorough understanding of polymer processing operations. Extensive “hands on” laboratory experience is provided in order that students can apply the technical knowledge acquired, using industrial scale equipment. We also have classes in 3D printing and additive manufacturing.

  • Basic Processing
  • Advanced Processing
  • 3D Printing and Prototyping
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Material Science
  • Statistics
  • Part and Model Design
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Foundation courses in math, chemistry, and physics, plus broad diversification through SSU's General Education Program