Metrology Technology, A.A.S.

Measurement Science

This nationally known, hands-on program will give you a solid foundation in measurement science and prepare you for an in-demand career in a variety of industries.

What is Metrology?

Metrology is the science of precision measurement. BC3’s unique program is one of the few measurement science programs in the country – and the only program nationwide that focuses on a combination of chemical, electrical, and dimensional technology.

“Metrology skills are critical to companies everywhere because no matter what it is that you are making, in some form or fashion, it has to be measured.”

- Kevin Ruediger, Associate Professor, Metrology / BC3 Faculty

Why Study Metrology at BC3?

BC3’s tuition is the most affordable tuition among 43 regional colleges and universities, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Our Metrology program takes only 2 years to complete with core curriculum offered in our lab featuring state-of-the-art tools and equipment.

“When you compare the cost of attending BC3 to what you earn in the job, it's staggering.”

- Brian Mowry, Research Engineer Technician, American Glass Research / BC3 Graduate

BC3’s tuition is the most affordable tuition among 43 regional colleges and universities, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Our Metrology program takes only 2 years to complete with core curriculum offered in our lab featuring state-of-the-art tools and equipment.

“When you compare the cost of attending BC3 to what you earn in the job, it's staggering.”

- Brian Mowry, Research Engineer Technician, American Glass Research / BC3 Graduate

Career Outlook for Metrology

A wide variety of employers, including private industry, governmental contractors, and governmental agencies, are looking for the skill set of BC3 Metrology graduates. Metrology training can lead to employment as a technician in fields like aerospace engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, industrial engineering, and more.

“My position at NASA was within the electrical primary lab. Electrical courses that were offered within the Metrology program played a huge part in my success and my ability to exceed the expectations for the company.”

- Bob Dodds, Metrology & Maintenance Manager, Xellia Pharmaceuticals / BC3 Graduate

Metrology Associate Degree

This 62-credit program includes general courses, as well as those designed specifically for Metrology. BC3 is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) – an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

“I can’t think of a course that I haven’t used since I graduated. I wouldn’t have the job I have if I didn’t have the BC3 Metrology degree. That’s for sure.”

- Melissa Walter Heagy, Research Lab Technician, Westinghouse / BC3 Graduate

This 62-credit program includes general courses, as well as those designed specifically for Metrology. BC3 is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) – an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

“I can’t think of a course that I haven’t used since I graduated. I wouldn’t have the job I have if I didn’t have the BC3 Metrology degree. That’s for sure.”

- Melissa Walter Heagy, Research Lab Technician, Westinghouse / BC3 Graduate

View the Metrology, A.A.S. curriculum and program competencies. You can enroll at BC3 and start classes this summer or fall semester!

Learn More About Metrology

Join us at our Open House on BC3 Main Campus on Wednesday, April 8!

  • Tour BC3’s Main Campus with a focus on our STEM labs and facilities in our Science & Technology Building.
  • 6:00 p.m. Open House Starts – Founders Hall
  • 6:40 p.m. STEM Tour Starts – Ends with Q & A with faculty in Metrology lab

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