Train for engineering technician jobs specializing in composites manufacturing. Classes introduce students to materials science, composite materials, and engineering design. Gain experience in hands-on state of the art labs. Job titles of our graduates include: test technician, materials technician, composites technician, MDR technician, quality assurance and more. Students who complete the 15 credit composites Certificate of Completion are eligible to apply for Boeing's Blue Streak Mechanic, Composite Manufacturing Technician or Tooling Inspector Apprenticeship programs. Learn more at: Boeing IAM Apprenticeships.
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What our graduates say:
"Studying materials science gave me both confidence and clarity in dissecting the way by which products both simple and complex are designed, manufactured, and repaired. Viewing my surroundings through this lens of knowledge has garnered me the skills and reputation required to land a profitable and engaging career. The Edmonds program provides you with an opportunity to work with incredible tools that are generally only available in industry environments. For the aspiring student, this program will lay out the resources, advice, and path forward for your success in the advancing STEM marketplace."
Yonas B., Alumnus, Materials Science Technology AAS-T degree, now working as an MP&P Technical Analyst.
Begin with the two-year Manufacturing and Materials Technology Associate of Technical Arts.
It provides the knowledge and understanding of composite manufacturing procedures and processes and competitive skills for entry-level jobs in several manufacturing industries. It also provides a strong foundation to continue with the AAS-T degree in Materials Science.
By taking the technical courses required for a job in the field with the option to pursue a bachelor's degree, a student can both prepare themselves to go to work and transfer to a bachelor of science degree at specific schools. Those who already hold a bachelors degree but wish to learn the field of composites may also find that this program will meet their needs.
Materials Science Skills Needed Here, Now
Having workers ready with materials science knowledge is key to economic stability and growth because of their importance to employers in many manufacturing industries.
Local interest in materials science training is particularly strong. The college began receiving an additional allocation of funds starting in 2015 to expand capacity in this program. The Puget Sound region has a high concentration of manufacturing companies due to its diverse industrial bases.
A number of local industry leaders support the college program, including representatives from The Boeing Co., its suppliers and medical device, ski, and boat manufacturers, as well as the makers of everyday consumer products.
What You Will Learn
Classes introduce students to materials science and focus on composite materials, engineering design, and manufacturing of structures. Many courses include a strong lab component to provide hands-on experience with manufacturing and testing equipment used in the industry.
In the past, students have built race cars, boats, submarines, prosthetics, snowboards, and several windmills. Study also includes basic courses in communication, mathematics, and science.