Plastic Manufacturing Technology | Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Pennsylvania

Pursue a Promising Career in Plastic Manufacturing Technology

Plastic Manufacturing TechnologyPursuing a career in Plastic Manufacturing Technology can be a rewarding and dynamic path in today's industrial landscape. With the increasing demand for plastic products across various industries, from automotive to healthcare, professionals in this field play a crucial role in developing innovative solutions, improving efficiency, and ensuring quality standards are met.

What Will I Learn?

The Plastic Manufacturing Technology Certificate provides the introduction to manufacturing safety and plastic composites materials.

Skills learned in the Plastic Manufacturing Technology program can readily transfer to a variety of manufacturing fields including aerospace, maritime, construction, medical devices, space, automotive, and military/defense. The certificate prepares students to work as a technician in a variety of fields. View Plastic Manufacturing Technology Certificate in the College Catalog.

Career Opportunites

The Plastic Manufacturing Technology Certificate is a good primer for students seeking an entry-level job in a wide range of positions in research and development, manufacturing, sales, design, inspection, or maintenance. This certificate also serves well for those already working, seeking to supplement their career with more in-depth knowledge of engineering, drafting, and welding.

What Will I Earn? 

If you plan to stay in the region, there are many occupations related to this program certificate. In the 10-county region* surrounding Westmoreland County Community College, the earnings for occupations in this field range from $21.16-$32.01.

It is important to remember that wages vary based on level of education, experience, job location and other factors. 

Source: Data provided by Lightcast™ ( 2023.1

* 10-county region includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland.