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Metallurgy & Materials Science AAS Degree

The desired outcome of the Metallurgy and Materials Science AAS Degree program is to prepare students to knowledgeably, safely, and responsibly contribute to metallurgical and material laboratory functions in engineering, manufacturing, and research and development organizations in a variety of industries. In addition, the knowledge gained could be applied in sales, purchasing, marketing, management, quality or other materials-related activities. The emphasis is on the basic theory and tools of metallurgical analysis and characterization techniques. Electives may be selected to nurture burgeoning interests in a specific area of materials science, business, basic sciences, manufacturing, or welding in preparation for further academic work or imminent employment.

Metallurgy and Materials Science graduates can apply fundamental knowledge to the processing, testing, and characterization of industrial materials by a variety of techniques. Students who satisfactorily complete all college and program requirements qualify for an associate in applied science degree. Students seeking transfer to a baccalaureate program should request transfer guides provided by the department.

Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection. 

Schoolcraft program code # AAS.00184
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Sample Plan

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 14

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 15

First Year - Spring Session

Total Credits: 6

Second Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 14-16

Second Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 12-15


Program Total: 61-66 Credits

* These classes are offered on a rotational basis. Contact Metallurgy faculty for current and projected offerings.

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Learn more about Credit Hours, Course Load, Study Expectations and more in the student handbook.