The nondestructive testing program offers students the opportunity for a career in a progressive new field with many diverse job opportunities and excellent entry-level salaries.
Nondestuctive testing involves the examination of an object in any manner that will not impair its future usefulness. The six major NDT methods, radiography, eddy current, magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, visual and ultrasonics are used in a variety of industries including aerospace, petro-chemical, automotove, metals, non-metals, nuclear, marine, electronics, construction, aircraft, materials joining, utilities and many others. Students learn to perform the basic testing techniques on both metals and non-metals such as synthetics and composites, as well as how to evaluate results and write final reports.
Any course offered in this program can be taken as part of the vocational/technical electives for an associate of science degree in general studies.