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B.S., Aviation Science, Utah Valley University Orem, UT

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Michael Patching is a tenured faculty member at Everett Community College teaching Composite Technology and is severing as Department Head in the Advanced Manufacturing Division. He has a B.S. degree in Aviation Science and 15 years of industry experience as a FAA certified technician, aircraft inspector, and commercial pilot. He is a certified instructor with the American Composite Manufacturing Association and holds many industry certificates related to the structural use and repair of advanced composite materials. He received the Everett Community College Exceptional Faculty Award in 2016, and he was recognized nationally in 2017 by the American Technical Education Association as a finalist for the outstanding Technical Teacher Award for his work in helping to create national partnerships between community colleges, universities, and industry networks.