A Metallurgical Technology/Technician major/degree program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and metallurgists engaged in developing and using industrial metals and manufacturing processes.
Includes instruction in principles of metallurgy, related manufacturing systems, laboratory techniques, testing and inspection procedures, instrument calibration, system and equipment maintenance and repair, applications to specific processes, and report preparation.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Metallurgical Technology/Technician (use the College Search feature and enter "metallurgical" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Metallurgical Technology/Technician?
An associate degree in this major should be able to get you started on a career in Metallurgical Technologist/Technician. Likely sector opportunities exist in (but are not limited to) metallurgical and chemical labs, iron and steel companies, hardware companies, airlines companies, railways.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Metallurgical Technology/Technician
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- Association of Women in the Metal Industry
- Expanded Metal Manufacturers Association
- Steel Manufacturers Association
Publications/Magazines in Metallurgical Technology/Technician