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Studying Plastics & Composites at Weber State

Weber State’s plastics and composites emphasis prepares you for a well-paying career with hands-on experience in all aspects of manufacturing plastics and composites.

Plastics & Composites Highlights

Once you enter Weber State’s plastics and composites program, you’ll gain practical experience in labs covering many plastic disciplines, including:

  • Injection
  • Thermoforming
  • Blow molding
  • Extrusion dies
  • High/low-tech composite molds

You can also gain industry experience through internships with local organizations.


Elaine Cope

Class of 2017
This degree gives students hands-on experience as well as an opportunity to network with leading industrial companies. We are taught how to complete manufacturing processes beginning from an idea and developing it into a final product.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

You’ll learn about the complex interdependence between the plastic and composite process, materials, tooling and part design, along with the many types of plastics and the properties that differentiate plastics from other materials. 

You’ll also gain skills required for careers that focus on the product development process and participate in labs to gain practical experience for the job market.

What You Can Do After Weber

When you earn your degree in the plastics and composite emphasis, you will be in demand for exciting and well-paying careers, such as:

  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Product management
  • Production supervisor
  • Automation engineer
  • Manufacturing development
  • Process engineer
  • Quality engineer
  • Tooling engineer

Career & Salary Outlook

Average starting salaries for recent graduates of Weber State’s production operations and controls emphasis:

  • Associate’s degree: $30,000-$50,000
  • Bachelor’s degree: $50,000-$75,000

Common careers for production plastics & composites graduates in the U.S. and Utah
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