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 July 8 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.

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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

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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.

Stories About Our Material Science Program

A New Start, A New Career

Student looks forward to new career in Non-Destructive Testing field.

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Preparing for the Aerospace Industry

More than 100 CPTC students and graduates had the chance to network with employers at the college’s inaugural Winter Aerospace Career.

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