Internship Outline
Course Title:  PLTS/RUBR/PPET 193:  Plastics, Rubber, or Polymer Technology Internship


Course Description: Ten
weeks (400 hours) of supervised on-the-job training with a  manufacturer,  processor, or related firm.  Positions of  machine operators, materials handlers, etc. will qualify.   Basic knowledge of  materials,  processing  and other plastic or rubber related operations should be gained to reinforce what has been learned in previous coursework.

Prerequisites:          
 
PLTS/RUBR 110  or PPET 100/115 equivalent plus approval of  Internship Coordinator. (Letter of job offer)

Credit Hours:            Four (4) semester hours

Contact Hours:          Ten weeks (400 hours) on-the-job.

 

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Course Title:  PLTS/RUBR 393:  Plastics or Rubber Engineering Technology Internship

Course Description: The intern will work on-the-job, under the guidance of both the university and the firm personnel in a position that will broaden and reinforce the knowledge of  plastics or rubber materials, processing, production tooling, quality control, engineering, sales design and production supervision.  The level of the position will require some degree of decision making by the intern and direct implementation of the results of these decisions.  The position will require a level of authority that allows the intern’s decisions to be directly implemented.  Machine operator positions, testing positions without decision-making authority and materials handling positions will not qualify. Ten weeks (400 hours) of approved, supervised employment at one firm that manufactures, processes or deals with the plastics or rubber  industry.

Prerequisites:           
Acceptance into the Plastics or Rubber Engineering Technology Program plus approval of the Internship Coordinator

Credit Hours:            Four (4) semester hours

Contact Hours:          Ten weeks (400 hours) on-the-job.