Field of Study: Metallurgical Technology
Metallurgical technology programs prepare people to help engineers study and develop metals used in industry.
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
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.