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Field of Study: Metallurgical Technology

Introduction

Metallurgical technology programs prepare people to help engineers study and develop metals used in industry.

 

Overview

Metallurgical technology programs include topics such as:

  • Principles of metallurgy
  • Metal inspection and testing
  • Laboratory techniques
  • Chemical and physical properties of metals
  • System and equipment maintenance and repair
  • Report writing

Schools
Several community colleges and technical schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in metallurgical technology. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program at a community college usually takes two years of full-time study to complete.