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2022-2023 Catalog

Metallurgy and Materials Science AAS Degree


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Schoolcraft program code # AAS.00184

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.

Sample Schedule of Courses


First Year


English Communication - Credits: 3

Select first General Education English Communication  course.

Total Credits: 14

English Communication - Credits: 3

Select second General Education English Communication  course.

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 6

Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Credits: 15-16

Winter Semester


Social Science - Credits: 3-4

Select General Education Social Science  course.

Humanities - Credits: 1-4

Select General Education Humanities  course.

Total Credits: 12-17

Program Total: 62-67 Credits


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

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