Material Science

Our Material Science Program can prepare you for a variety of careers in non-destructive testing and composites manufacturing.

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Our next program info session for Material Science is December 10 at 3 p.m. in the South Hill Campus. Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!

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How Much It Costs

Non-Destructive Testing Degree: $11,457

 

Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.

You can learn more about financial aid and scholarships right here. Or view our full tuition & fees breakdown.

How Long It Takes

Non-Destructive Testing Degree: 8 quarters

Composites Degree: 8 quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Graduates may find employment as materials scientists. In Washington, median pay for materials scientists is $83,300 per year.

Career pathway

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net

What You'll Learn

The Material Science – Nondestructive Testing program will teach you how to analyze and evaluate the properties of materials or structure without causing damage.

The Material Science – Composites program will teach you to fabricate, assemble, repair, test, and troubleshoot composite materials.

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Meet the Instructors

Rick Ryan

Rick Ryan has worked in aerospace quality assurance since 1989. He attended Quincy Junior College, Jackson Junior College, Old Dominion University, Highline Community College, and Renton Community College. He’s a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and a member of the VFW.