Plastics Training Academy

Experts in plastics injection molding training and education.

From injection molding principles to DOE to part design principles, your processes can be enhanced through seminars offered by the Plastics Training Academy at Penn State Behrend.

Penn State Behrend offers one of only four accredited Plastics Engineering Technology programs in the country and is uniquely positioned to offer plastics training for industry. The Plastics Training Academy at Penn State Behrend, which has offered programs for nearly thirty years, is highly regarded by plastics experts. Its short-term, hands-on injection molding training is recognized globally.

Brad Johnson pictured.

Meet Our Instructors

Our short-term workshops and seminars offer you access to industry-seasoned faculty and professionals who teach the latest design and processing techniques, focusing their attention on your specific training needs. The daily schedule provides lunch and refreshments during each program, which allows participants time to network with the instructor and each other.

Annie Gohn pictured.

State-of-the-Art Facilities and Equipment

Our hands-on plastics workshops are held in the 10,500-square-foot plastics processing lab, which is the largest, most comprehensive plastics training lab in the country.

Brad Johnson teaches courses in the Plastics Lab.

Plastics Engineering Undergraduate Program

Find out why our students launch their careers in the plastics industry upon graduation and how you can benefit. Whether you are a potential student or an employer, Penn State Behrend's B.S. in Plastics Engineering Technology program offers exciting opportunities. 

PTA Course attendees receive instruction from Jon Meckley.


Learn more about the Plastics Training Academy from people who have experienced it.