Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Nondestructive Testing Technology

Nondestructive testing technology (NDT) students examine metallic components or weldments to locate and evaluate discontinuities by learning to apply liquid penetrant (PT), magnetic particle (MT), eddy current (ET), radiographic (RT) and ultrasonic (UT) test methods. Student qualification in each NDT method is based on general, specific and practical examinations administered as prescribed in the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A.

Provides foundational skills required for entry into the nondestructive testing industry.

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Occupational Endorsement Certificate Programs.

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

MATH A105Intermediate Algebra (or any course for which MATH A105 is a prerequisite)3
WELD A112Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)4
WELD A261Ultrasonic Testing4
WELD A262General Nondestructive Testing3
WELD A263Radiographic Testing Safety2
WELD A264Radiographic Testing4
Total Credits20

A total of 20 credits is required for this OEC.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this OEC, students will demonstrate:

  • Demonstrate hazard assessment and best safety practices.
  • Demonstrate entry-level technical skills in welding and nondestructive examination.
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge of the interrelationship between metallurgy and inspection processes.
  • Demonstrate advanced forms of effective oral and written communication.
  • Demonstrate application of advanced mathematical computations as applied in the inspection and nondestructive examination fields.