The AIM Institute offers two Certificate Programs for plastics industry professionals.

Plastics Technology & Engineering (PTE) Certificate Program

The Plastics Technology & Engineering (PTE) Certificate Program at the AIM Institute was designed for plastics professionals to rigorously examine each of the four disciplines of creating a plastic part: Plastic Materials, Mold Design and Engineering, Injection Molding, and Part Design.

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The PTE Program provides both a foundation and advanced science-based content that previously was only available through a university-affiliated plastics engineering or engineering technology degree program.

Students must submit an enrollment evaluation to be accepted into the program, and we welcome professionals from any functional area in the plastics industry. Learn more

Injection Molding Certificate Program

AIM Instructor Jason TravitzThe NEW Injection Molding Certificate Program was specially designed for process engineers and technicians responsible for physically molding a plastic part, and who are looking to take a much deeper dive into the molding process.

The program was developed recognizing that molders should be able to apply diverse techniques to establish an optimized process and creativity to efficiently solve complex molding problems.

The hands-on approach used in the program will teach students how to be more creative and become better at troubleshooting as they are guided to apply critical thinking to determine the root causes of molding issues and to address these directly rather than applying less robust symptomatic fixes. Learn more