The AIM Institute offers a unique and  ANSI accredited certificate programs for plastics industry professionals.

Plastics Technology & Engineering (PTE) Certificate Program

The ANSI-Accredited Plastics Technology & Engineering (PTE) Certificate Program is 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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PTE course graduates are able to be more creative with their problem solving and streamline their troubleshooting to help achieve more robust root cause solutions from design through manufacturing, saving their companies time and money.

The PTE Program provides both foundational and advanced science-based content that previously was only available through a university-affiliated degree program. Instead of spending many years away from their professional careers in a university setting, students receive a comprehensive education through a combination of onsite (four weeks total) and online reviews, and they can complete the program in under one year with minimal time away from the office.

PTE students come to the AIM Institute with a wide range of experience and seniority, and have included engineers and managers from all functional areas in the industry as well as quality personnel, senior level technicians, mold makers, and designers. Learn more


NEW Molders’ Series

The NEW AIM Institute’s Molders’ Series is designed for processors of all experience levels. This series can take someone on the shop floor who is new to the injection molding industry from ground zero (Molding 1) and train them to become a process development engineer or manager responsible for setting policies and procedures in an organization (AIM Molding Engineer). Processors can enter the Molders’ Series at the level appropriate to their current experience and exit when they have achieved their desired knowledge and skills.AIM Instructor Jason Travitz

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