TechCert™ for Extruders (Single Screw)

Certification Training for Production Teams

Specifically developed for single-screw extrusion processors and technicians, Routsis’s TechCert™ delivers the most efficient workforce certification training available to the plastics industry — with a powerful combination of metered online training, course study guides, technical webinars, hands-on assignments, and instructor-led Q&A sessions.

Our TechCert™ training is designed for small groups of 6 to 12 employees. For larger companies, we can help you split your workforce into smaller groups for more efficient training. Please contact us to discuss the best way to get all your production team certified.

The TechCert™ 10-Week Single Screw Extrusion Certification Program includes…

  • 20 Online Courses + Study Guides (20-40 hours)
  • 5 SkillSet™ Labs with Worksheets (5 hours)
  • 5 Instructor-Led Webinars with Q&A (5 hours)
  • Level 1 Professional Certification Exam (1-3 hours)
  • Printed Certificate + Wallet Card for Each Participant

Weeks 1 & 2 : Introduction

Online Courses + Study Guides (4-8 hours):

  • The Single Screw Extruder
  • The Single Screw Extrusion Process
  • Startup, Shutdown, and Shutdown
  • Preventative & Corrective Actions

SkillSet™ Lab + Worksheet (1-hour lab):

  • The 5S System, Step 1: Sorting

Webinar + Q&A (1 hour):

  • Topic: Introduction to Extrusion & Extrusion Safety
  • 5S Worksheet Overview

Weeks 3 & 4 : Material Handling & Drying

Online Courses + Study Guides (4-8 hours):

  • Plastics Materials in Extrusion
  • Material Handling
  • Material Drying Technology, Part 1
  • Material Drying Technology, Part 2

SkillSet™ Lab + Worksheet (1-hour lab):

  • The 5S System, Step 2: Straightening

Webinar + Q&A (1 hour):

  • Topic: Extrusion Machinery
  • 5S Worksheet Overview

Weeks 5 & 6 : Plastics Materials & Quality

Online Courses + Study Guides (4-8 hours):

  • Understanding Plastics Materials
  • Mechanical Behavior of Polymers
  • Extruded Part Quality
  • Problem Solving

SkillSet™ Lab + Worksheet (1-hour lab):

  • The 5S System, Step 3: Sweeping

Webinar + Q&A (1 hour):

  • Topic: Visco-Elastic Behavior of Plastics and Practical Rheology
  • 5S Worksheet Overview

Weeks 7 & 8 : Mathematics & Basic Print Reading

Online Courses + Study Guides (4-8 hours):

  • Math for Extruders, Part 1
  • Math for Extruders, Part 2
  • Introduction to Engineering Drawings
  • Multiview Drawings

SkillSet™ Lab + Worksheet (1-hour lab):

  • The 5S System, Step 4: Standardizing

Webinar + Q&A (1 hour):

  • Topic: Extrusion Heating Control and Inputs vs. Outputs
  • 5S Worksheet Overview

Weeks 9 & 10 : Print Reading & Troubleshooting

Online Courses + Study Guides (4-8 hours):

  • Sectional Views
  • Dimensions and Tolerances, Part 1
  • Dimensions and Tolerances, Part 2
  • Part Feature Specifications

SkillSet™ Lab + Worksheet (1-hour lab):

  • The 5S System, Step 5: Sustaining

Webinar + Q&A (1 hour):

  • Topic: Defect Troubleshooting
  • 5S Worksheet Overview

Professional Certification Exam

Single Screw Extrusion Professional Certification Exam (Level 1)

Testing Categories Include:

  • Extrusion Safety
  • Basic 5S & Housekeeping
  • Single Screw Extrusion
  • The Extrusion Process
  • Product Quality & Troubleshooting
  • Material Handling & Drying
  • Plastics Material Basics
  • Basic Dimensions & Mathematics

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10-Week Training + Certification Exam

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†  TechCert™ training is designed for teams. Please contact us for pricing. All prices are listed in U.S. Dollars (USD). Prices are provided for reference purposes only and are subject to change without notice.