Material Science

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The Material Science-Nondestructive Testing program will teach you how to analyze and evaluate the properties of materials or structure without causing damage. Because non-destructive testing does not impair an object's usefulness, it is a valuable process used in fields such as construction, manufacturing, civil engineering and transportation. Nondestructive testing techniques are used to examine structures or vehicles such as aircraft, trains, nuclear reactors, bridges, dams and pipelines.

You can start any of our material science degree or certificate programs fall or spring quarter.

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Potential Careers

Materials Scientist
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Meet the Instructor

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.

Degrees & Certificates

Within our Material Science Program we offer two degrees along with five specialty certificates. Click the links to find out which one is right for you!