I-BEST

Quality and Manufacturing

Ever wondered how to make products better and faster?

From sunglasses to aircraft, Materials Science explores materials and emerging technologies for new products and manufacturing development.

Gain real world experience in a state-of-the-art lab to enter into industries such as: aerospace, aircraft, biotech, nanotech, manufacturing, prosthetics, sporting goods, and engineering.

Engineering Technology (ETEC) Course Requirements include Stackable Certificate Options:

Job Opportunities:

Entry-level earnings about $15-19 per hour*

  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Fabricator and Fitter
  • Prosthetics Tech

Earn a higher certificate in a year or less and increase earning potential $21.22-$25.65 per hour*

  • Aircraft/Structure Assembler
  • Material Science Technology

Earn a two-year Associates of Technical Arts Degree or Applied Science Transfer Degree & increase earning potential to $37.21 per hour*

  • Manufacturing and Materials Technology ATA
  • Material Science Technology AAS-T
  • Composites Technician
  • Medical Equipment Technician
  • Non-destructive Test Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Material Technician
  • Manufacturing Technician

To learn more about I-BEST opportunities:

  • Call the Pre-College office at 425.640.1593 and schedule an appointment with Nicole Rios-Gunn, I-BEST Advising Manager
  • Email nicole.rios-gunn@edcc.edu 
  • Drop by the Pre-College Office in Mukilteo Hall, room 403

Find out more about Materials Science Technology:
Visit: edcc.edu/mst or call: 425.640.1961

* Wage Source: Washington State Employment Security Department, 2013