Plastics Degrees = Plastics Careers
Plastics is a growing and rich field, representing the third largest industry in the U.S, which is precisely why MMCC launched its Plastics Engineering Technology Program in 2015.
But graduates of MMCC’s Associate Program don’t need to travel to find employment. The mid-Michigan area is filled with opportunities—recently, over 57,000 Michiganders were employed in this industry
"I was encouraged to push past boundaries, those I created for myself and those existing in the industry. I gained hands-on, real-world experience in Mid's plastics lab, and surpassed my own expectations. Through community involvement connected to the program, I have fully developed my passion for plastics and for empowering other women to explore and excel in this career field."
- Katie Money, MMCC Graduate
“I am so thankful that I found MMCC and its plastics program. The knowledge and experience that I walked away with from the program helped me find a great job. I wish I would have known about the skilled trades programs the first time I went through college. Upon completion of this two-year program I now make a great wage that is competitive with many four year degrees.”
- Kevin Finkbeiner, MMCC PLT Program Graduate, Quality Lab Technician, Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Fowlerville
“Growing up in Beaverton, Michigan, known as the Thermoforming Capitol of the World, has allowed me to be surrounded by the plastics industry my whole life. However, until attending MMCC I never fully understood the vastness of this business nor the amount of the products produced by this sector. The Plastics Program at Mid has given me the opportunity to learn first-hand about the intricate processes many local facilities specialize in. With less than two semesters left at MMCC to achieve my Associate’s Degree, I look forward to using this knowledge in my future career.”
- Alex VanBuren, MMCC Student