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Polymers and Plastics Technology Certificate

Last updated 6/9/2014

Certificate Code 5887

Program Contacts:
Quad-Cities Campus
Adebayo Badmos, 309-796-5280, adebayob@bhc.edu


Students are introduced to the structures and properties of polymeric and composite materials. They learn about what synthetic polymers are and their chemistry. Classification of polymers and how they are altered chemically or with additives are studied. Laboratory procedures involving the processing, properties, and the manufacturing processes for polymeric and composite materials products are emphasized.

Polymers and Plastics Technology Certificate
Certificate Code 5887
Course of Study Outline – (Credit Hours)
Courses
CHEM 101 — General Chemistry I (4)
MAST 101 — Introduction to Materials Science (3)
MAST 205 — Polymer and Plastics Technology (3)
MAST 206 — Composite Materials Technology (3)
MATH 123 — Technical Algebra/Trigonometry (4)

Minimum total hours required for certificate (17)

Courses for this program include: »

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I
4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 3 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: One year of high school chemistry or CHEM 110; or the completion of MATH 112 “C” or better, Math 118 “C” or better, or Math 123 “C or better, or by Algebra assessment.
Fundamental principles of stoichiometry, periodicity, atomic structure and thermochemistry with applications to gases, liquids, solids and solutions. IAI: P1 902L; CHM 911

MAST 101 Intro to Materials Science
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Pending Approval
This is an introductory course to materials science and technology involving the basic science and demonstration of the characteristics of solids, atomic structure and arrangement of atoms, classification of materials into metals, ceramics and polymers, and differences in the structures and properties of different materials.

MAST 205 Polymer & Plastics Technology
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MAST 101 and concurrent enrollment in or successful completion of CHEM 101 or instructor consent.
This course develops an understanding of the molecular and crystal structures of polymers. Students learn the relationships between structure and some of the physical and chemical properties, along with typical applications and forming methods.

MAST 206 Composite Materials Technology
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MAST 205 or instructor consent.
This course introduces students to the structures, properties and processing of composites materials. The topics cover particle-reinforced composites, fiber-reinforced composites and structural composites.

MATH 123 Technical Algebra/Trigonometry
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 103 “C” or better or technical math assessment.
Trigonometric functions, vectors, complex numbers, radical equations, graphing, exponential and logarithmic functions, and related use of graphing calculator.