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Plastics Technology

Certificate Overview

The university offers a certificate program in Plastics Technology in cooperation with Nypro Learning Institute. Located in Clinton, Massachusetts, Nypro is a world-class leader in injection molding. The program is open both to Nypro Learning Institute employees and to any other student desiring to learn about injection molding and the manufacturing process involving conversion of raw material into finished parts and products. Course instructors, approved by Fitchburg State University, have extensive backgrounds in the plastics industry.

All courses are completed online using our Blackboard Online Course Management System. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 to earn the certificate.

For information regarding the partnership between Fitchburg State University and the Nypro Learning Institute, contact the Extended Campus Office at extended@fitchburgstate.edu or 978.665.3794.

Requirements and Curriculum



Nypro will not be offering courses in Fall 2019 as we are in the process of updating the program. They will be offering courses in the Spring 2020 semester. Check back for details on how to register.


Please contact Nypro Learning Institute regarding payment for courses by emailing nyprolearninginstitute@nypro.com or by visiting the Nypro website.

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Program at a Glance


Online courses are offered in the fall and spring semesters.

Total Credits

24 credits

Program Cost

Fitchburg State Tuition: $261
Nypro fee: $754
Total: $1,015 per course
*ALL course payments are made directly to Nypro Learning Institute (includes both the Nypro and Fitchburg State tuition and fees).

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