Colleges and Universities

Art Center College of Design, Transportation Design
Art Center College of Design has been a leader in art and design education for nearly 75 years. The College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines, as well as Public Programs offering design education to all ages and levels of experience. Fundamental to Art Center’s core curricula is a commitment to social and cultural engagement and giving students the tools and skills with which to effect change and address real-world issues. Art Center is located in Pasadena, California, with classes held at its Hillside Campus and new South Campus in downtown Pasadena.

College for Creative Studies, Industrial Design
The Transportation Design program at the College for Creative Studies has been around since 1962. And in that time, CCS has become number one in transportation design. They educate sought-after designers whose influence in the transportation industry is unparalleled.

The College for Creative Studies Presents "Cars of Tomorrow" — Student designers of tomorrow are creating remarkable plastics-intensive vehicle concept cars today. Watch this 3 minute video to learn more.

Ferris State University, Plastics Engineering Technology
Ferris State University is in its second century as a top technical and professional university, providing the education to make its graduates immediately employable in their chosen fields.

Lawrence Technological University, College of Engineering
The College of Engineering offers programs in engineering technology, civil engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, and mechanical engineering. These programs are designed to provide you with a thorough grounding in the fundamentals — the knowledge and practices common to all engineering disciplines — as well as focused expertise in your area of specialization. The result is a solid foundation that gives you a high degree of flexibility in choosing a career or an area of advanced study.

University of Michigan-Dearborn, College of Engineering and Computer Science
The College of Engineering and Computer Science offers 7 degree programs (6 are currently accredited) and 2 degree program that are collateral to a principal degree in engineering or computer science and twelve graduate programs. Graduate classes are offered in the evenings, making them convenient for many graduate students who work in local industry. In 2000-01 the enrollment in the college included more than 1,500 undergraduate students and nearly 900 graduate students. The college's graduate school is one of the fastest growing programs in the university. The college's partnerships with major domestic automobile companies and automotive suppliers have led to many educational opportunities for its students and research for both students and faculty. Regular feedback from its Visiting Committee, comprised of industrial leaders, helps shape the curricula, develop laboratory facilities and design collaborative research projects in the college. One of the outcomes of the industry partnership was the establishment of the Center for Engineering Education and Practice in 1994. The Center helps to incorporate engineering practice, design, innovation and concepts of manufacturing technology at all levels of engineering education by integrating the teaching environment with the world of practice.

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