The AIM Institute offers two 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

Injection Molding Certificate Program

AIM Instructor Jason TravitzThe 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