The university offers a certificate program in Plastics Technology in cooperation with NYPRO, Inc. Located in Clinton, Mass., NYPRO is a world-class leader in injection molding. The program is open both to NYPRO employees and to any other student desiring to learn about injection molding and the manufacturing process involving conversion of raw materials into finished parts and products. Course instructors, approved by Fitchburg State University, have extensive backgrounds in the plastics industry.
Many of the courses include a laboratory component wherein students utilize injection molding machines. These activities are designed to enhance the learning experience.
Courses can be taken in the evenings each fall and spring semester in the modern classroom facilities of the NYPRO Institute in Clinton, Massachusetts. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in order to earn the certificate. Additionally, all courses are available online at www.nyproonline.com