Canadian Plastics

Plastics Related Training in Canada

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May 1, 2001   Canadian Plastics

Nova Scotia Community College
Springhill, NS
Plastics Process Manufacturing
One year
Includes machine tools, plastics processing and 2 – 3 month internship.
New Brunswick Community College
Saint John, NB
Production Management
Two years
Two years
Option under Mechanical Engineering Technology program includes plastics machining.
Option under Industrial Engineering Technology program includes manufacturing with plastics.
New Brunswick Community College
Edmundston, NB
Molding Machine Operator Program
18 weeks
Under development in concert with local plastics industry.
College Ahuntsic
Montral, QC
Techniques for Transforming Plastic Materials
Plastics Processing
Three years
One year
Co-op program.
CEGEP de Saint-Jrme
Saint-Jrme, QC
Techniques for Transforming Composite Materials
Includes fibres and resins.
Centre Sectoriel des Plastiques
Saint-Damien, QC
Molding Machine Setup
Vocational training centre and industrial incubator. Teaches students how to install and set up a molding machine.
Concordia University
Montral, QC
Concordia Centre for Composites
Primarily research on the design and manufacture of composites, but Centre also provides short courses for industry on design, manufacture and testing of composites.
Universit Laval
Qubec, QC and Montral, QC
Qubec, QC
Certificate in Engineering of Polymer Processing
Engineering of Polymer Processing
One year
Two years
Also offered in cooperation with Collge de la rgion de l’Amiante in Thetford Mines, QC.
Offered to third and fourth-year students in chemical, mechanical, and mining/metallurgical engineering.
cole Polytechnique de Montral
Montral, QC
Polymer Science and Polymer Processing
Open to students in chemical and mechanical engineering. Being offered for first time in 2001. Also, Applied Polymer Research Centre at this university.
McGill University
Montral, QC
MSc and MEng degrees in Petrochemicals, Polymers and Plastics
Two semesters at McGill and one in Paris
Industrial Research and Development Institute
Midland, ON
Non-profit organization offers services to members.
Currently, several training programs are offered, including injection molding, mould design, and other plastics topics.
Durham College
Whitby, ON
Apprenticeship training in moldmaking.
Three levels – Basic, Intermediate, Advanced. Offered at Whitby and other campuses.
Georgian College
Barrie, ON
Tool and Die Program
Two Years
Co-op program.
Canadian Plastics Training Centre —
Humber College of
Applied Arts and
Toronto, ON
Plastics Engineering Technician Diploma
Injection Molding Setup Technician
Two years
10 weeks
Mould and die design, plus operation of injection molding machines, blow molding, extrusion and plastics processing. Also available as part-time courses. Customized training also available at any location.
Mohawk College
Stoney Creek, ON
Tool and Die Program
Two years
Offered at Stoney Creek Campus.
College of
Applied Arts and
Toronto, ON
Mechanical Techniques Certificate (Tool and Die/Mold Making)
One year
Pre-apprenticeship program. Graduates may receive certification as Tool & Die Makers, Mold Makers or General Machinists.
Sheridan College
Oakville, ON
Tool and Die Maker
38 weeks
St. Clair College
Windsor, ON
Mold, Tool and Die Design
Three years
Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology
Winnipeg, MB
Tool and Die Maker
Apprenticeship program provided in co-op
eration with Manitoba Education and Training.
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
Edmonton, AB
Plastics Engineering Technology
Two years
Includes plastics tool & die design, mold production, numerous plastics processes.
British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
Burnaby, BC
Plastics Technology Diploma
Associate Certificate in Plastics Technology
Two years
Three years
Programs offered in association with Plastics Industry Training Centre at BCIT, which also provides customized courses to industry. Includes injection molding, extrusion and other processes, plus design of dies and molds for plastics industry. Students undertake industry project in second year.
Part-time. For operators of processing machines. Various types of processing.

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