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Metallurgical Technology Certificate

Last updated 3/17/2014

Certificate Code: 5687

Program Contacts:
Quad-Cities Campus
Adebayo Badmos, 309-796-5280,
Glenn Saddoris, 309-796-5283,

Students are introduced to many of the properties of metals and some mechanical properties are investigated along with the effects of heat-treatment. Laboratory procedures involved in the metallurgical processes such as the heat-treatment and metallography are emphasized. Techniques for testing metals and manufacturing processes such as casting are also studied.

Courses for this program include: »

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I
4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 3 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: One year of high school chemistry or CHEM 110; or the completion of MATH 112 “C” or better, Math 118 “C” or better, or Math 123 “C or better, or by Algebra assessment.
Fundamental principles of stoichiometry, periodicity, atomic structure and thermochemistry with applications to gases, liquids, solids and solutions. IAI: P1 902L; CHM 911

MAST 101 Intro to Materials Science
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
This is an introductory course to materials science and technology involving the basic science and demonstration of the characteristics of solids, atomic structure and arrangement of atoms, classification of materials into metals, ceramics and polymers, and differences in the structures and properties of different materials.

MAST 102 Metal Casting Technology
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MAST 101 and concurrent enrollment in or successful completion of CHEM 101 or instructor consent.
The course introduces student to the theory and practice in metal casting principles using green sand, shell, permanent, investment, centrifugal, and loss foam processes. Students will learn the principles of pattern design, molding, melting, filling and process analysis using a variety of materials and production techniques.

MAST 105 Heat Treatment of Metals
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MAST 101 or instructor consent.
The purpose of this course is to provide learners with knowledge of the relationship between the structure and properties of metals. It introduces students to physical and mechanical properties, strengthening methods, failure modes, and structure modification through thermal processing in ferrous and non-ferrous alloys..

MATH 123 Technical Algebra/Trigonometry
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 103 “C” or better or technical math assessment.
Trigonometric functions, vectors, complex numbers, radical equations, graphing, exponential and logarithmic functions, and related use of graphing calculator.

Course of Study Outline – (Credit Hours)
CHEM 101 — General Chemistry I (4)
MAST 101 — Introduction to Materials Science (3)
MAST 102 — Metal Casting Technology (3)
MAST 105 — Heat-Treatment of Metals (3)
MATH 123 — Technical Algebra/Trigonometry (4)

Minimum total hours required for certificate (17)