INJM 0000 Injection Molding Orientation0 Hours
INJM 1000 Basic Injection Molding Machine Operations60 Hours
Basic Injection Molding Machine Operations explores how to operate an injection molding machine in a production environment including defect identification, and concepts of quality manufacturing. During this course, you will examine general safety, as well as safety that is specific in an injection molding environment. You will also de-gate and count parts, as well as document running conditions and production numbers while operating a molding cell.
MATH 0900 Computational Math30 Hours

Computational Math examines the application of the correct mathematical operation to solve practical problems. During your time in this course, you will use whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents to solve practical problems. You are also introduced to the basics of measurement, geometry, averages, probability, patterns and simple equations.

Course Objectives

    • Recognize number sense, including rounding and comparing numbers
    • Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and decimals
    • Calculate percents
    • Use formulas to find perimeter and area
    • Convert measurements
INJM 1011 Practical Injection Molding60 Hours
Practical Injection Molding explores basic principles of hydraulics and electro-mechanical actuators on molding machine clamp and injection units. Throughout this course, you will study the structure of a mold, including two plate, three plate, and hot runner molds. You will also identify mold parts by disassembling and reassembling a mold. You will examine polymer types and material properties. In addition, you will compare and contrast the differences in amorphous and crystalline materials. You will also verify and change common machine control settings on a molding machine.
INJM 1021 Injection Molding Changeovers45 Hours
Students in this course will learn basic procedures to safely and quickly change over a molding cell from one product to another. Students will learn to document the changeover process and improve the speed and accuracy of an injection molding changeover using the SMED improvement process (Single Minute Exchange of Dies). Students will also learn to apply these principles in current and future workplaces.
INJM 1040 Injection Molding Auxiliary Equipment30 Hours
Students in this course will learn about common auxiliary equipment found in molding cells including granulators, dryers, mold temperature controllers, sprue pickers, chillers, cooling towers, hot runner controls, hopper loaders and hydraulic core units. Students will learn the main functions of each of these machines and how they add value to the molding process. Students will also learn to operate the auxiliary equipment in the molding lab by performing changeovers and learning to set parameters on the equipment.
INJM 1030 Economics of Injection Molding Operations30 Hours
Students in this course will learn the major factors the effect a molding operations profitability. Students learn key factors that impact the total cost of a molded part and learn to use key measurables to estimate the total cost of molding. Students will also learn to identify, implement, and measure the results of both capital free and capital based improvements to a molding operation.
INJM 1050 Hot Runner Molding Solutions30 Hours
Students in this course will learn the details of how hot runners systems function, how they add value to the molding process, and what potential pitfalls come with hot runner systems. Students will learn about hot runner controllers, cables, and wiring. Hot runner system return on investment will be discussed for manifold systems, valve gate systems, and hot sprue bushings.
INJM 1102 Standardized Process Tests60 Hours
Students is this course will learn about helpful machine processing tests that facilitate scientific molding in order to pick repeatable injection times. Students will learn how to perform these tests on several machines with several different molds and will also learn how to apply the results of the tests to pick optimal fill time ranges. The process tests include static and dynamic check rings tests, load sensitivity, effective viscosity study, pressure loss study, fill time study, part weight study, screw and barrel study, and melt temperature study.
INJM 1111 Process Development and Decoupled Molding60 Hours
Students in this course will learn what scientific molding, or Decoupled Molding(SM), is and how to use the principles to create robust injection molding processes. Students will learn to master skills in processing tools including setting all required molding machine and auxiliary equipment settings. Students will learn to optimize the processes to minimize cycle time and maximum product quality. Students will also learn transfer tools between different injection molding machines and become familiar with the FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) and its application in developing robust molding processes.
INJM 1121 Injected Molded Part Problems and Solutions45 Hours
Injection Molded Part Problems and Solutions examines the common defects found in injection molded parts. During this course, you will explore the causes of common defects like, burn marks, cracking, flash, jetting, short shots, sink marks, splay, dimensions issues, voids, warp and weld lines. At the end of this course, you will propose, test, and implement process and tooling solutions to eliminate defects when faced with different defects in an existing process.
INJM 1130 Basic Automation for Injection Molding30 Hours
Students in this course will learn to perform basic setup and operation of sprue pickers and injection molding takeout robots. Students will learn the basics of the robot interface plug, dummy plugs, and how to work safely around robots. Students will learn how to setup a sprue picker for operation with a two-plate mold and a three-plate mold. Students will participate in activities that will help them understand how a robot or sprue picker can save money and improve quality. Students will learn how to use a reject chute or reversing conveyor.
INJM 1151 Injection Molding Student Project30 Hours
The Injection Molding Student Project course offers an opportunity to complete a project that is defined by you and your instructor to improve skills in a particular area. You will select the project from an issue that needs to be solved in the Davis Tech injection molding lab, the student’s employer, or another business seeking help to solve an injection molding problem. Example projects include mold tryouts for prototype tooling, SMED tool change improvements, cycle time optimization, installation of cavity pressure transducers, etc. However, you may only select a project that can be completed in the lab, not at a remote location.
WKSK 1400 Workplace Success60 Hours
Workplace Success is designed to help students develop essential work habits and attitudes as well as human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. Topics include common challenges faced in the workplace, such as presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, navigating office politics successfully, and planning and managing your career.
IAMT 1250 Fluid Power Hydraulics60 Hours
This course is a real world, hands-on approach to learning hydraulic principles and circuitry. Topics include force and energy transmission, identifying American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) hydraulic symbols and understanding how to read and draw the hydraulic schematics. In addition, students will use schematics to construct hydraulic circuits, hydraulic components construction, operation and symbols including prime movers, reservoirs, pumps, gauges, directional control valves, cylinders, motors, and filters.
INJM 2000 Advanced Process Development60 Hours
Students in the course will be shown how to use in cavity pressure transducers and control systems to detect part defects, optimize processes, perform gate seal studies, and to create cavity pressure controller velocity to pressure switchover processes. Students will be shown what transducers are available and how they can be implemented in a mold. Students will be shown how to use and RJG eDART to measure and control processes, operate a reject cute, and transfer a process from one press to another.
INJM 2001 Advanced Robot Programming60 Hours
Students in this course will program 3 axis servo robots to pick part from a mold, de-gate parts, perform patterned part stacking, and interface with downstream automation. Students will also be introduced to robot guarding requirements, both SPI and Euromap robot connectors, applications of robots for injection molding, and robot cycle time optimization. Capital equipment justification and end of arm tooling will also be discussed.
IAMT 2051 Introduction to Good Manufacturing Practice15 Hours
This course will explore a list of essential packaging and production controls, review of guidelines describing the proper way to execute GMP records, examine the GMP personal hygiene requirements, clarify the four key product quality attributes, describe the purpose of GMP codes and regulations, and offer explanations of why companies implement GMP.
INJM 2900 Injection Molding Externship60 Hours
The Injection Molding externship experience helps you transition from a student into a professional role by allowing you to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and professional attributes learned in the program while working in a professional setting. This experience takes place under the supervision of a qualified site supervisor and includes skill practice and evaluation. Davis Tech program faculty periodically visit the externship site to evaluate your progress and performance. All program course work must be completed prior to enrolling in this course.
WKSK 1500 Job Seeking Skills30 Hours
Job Seeking Skills explores how to prepare and successfully apply to potential career opportunities. During this course, you will be presented with essential job-seeking skills needed to find gainful employment.
FUND 0030 Program Directed Study30 Hours
Students in this course will receive general assistance with program and course study, test preparation and the development of individual study resources.
FUND 0091 Study Skills30 Hours
Students will learn to use effective study habits and strategies for remembering information found in their textbooks and heard in-class lectures. Students will also learn to use a strategy for reading and taking notes from textbooks, taking notes in class, and learn effective strategies for taking the five types of tests most frequently given by teachers.