Academic Catalog

Nondestructive Testing Classes

Fundamentals of Welding for the Non-Welding Major

Item Number
MS 123
Credits
5

Students will identify, perform or witness various basic welding processes for prospective visual and non-destructive inspectors.

Fundamentals of Composites for the Non-Composites Technician

Item Number
MS 126
Credits
4

Introduces the various kinds of composite parts. This course explores the different types of resin, matrices, fibers, cores and laminates. Students will explore their mechanical properties and the advantages of each type of composite structure. Covers the layup, winding, molding, curing and repair of composite parts. Explores the role of NDT in testing composite parts after fabrication and after repair and the kinds of defects found.

Blueprint Reading Fundamentals

Item Number
MS 131
Credits
3

Covers basic lines and views of drawings, identifying and interpreting weld and fabrication symbols, and locating NDT requirements.

Introduction to NDT

Item Number
NDT 108
Credits
5

This course is an introduction to terms and definitions and a method overview of nondestructive testing. Methods include eddy current, visual liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, radiography and ultrasonic testing. 

Material and Processes for NDT I

Item Number
NDT 113
Credits
5

Explores the properties of materials, both metals and non-metals, and their applications in design and manufacturing. Introduction to Lean Concepts and applications.

NDT Welding

Item Number
NDT 115
Credits
3

Presents structural profile and dimensional discontinuities as they relate to the oxyacetylene process for welding, brazing and cutting. Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) exercises are also included as they relate to visual inspection for nondestructive testing technology.

Visual and Optical Testing

Item Number
NDT 120
Credits
5

Visual inspection is the most widely used method of nondestructive testing. Learn to detect various discontinuances related to the power-plant industry, structural steel fabrication and construction industries, aerospace industry, petro-chemical industry, and manufacturing processes. Exercises are performed using many visual inspection tools. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of NDT 115 and NDT 185.

Materials and Processes for NDT II

Item Number
NDT 121
Credits
5

Learn the major manufacturing processes used to fabricate parts, their possible discontinuities and how to choose the appropriate NDT methods to inspect them.

Magnetic Particle Testing

Item Number
NDT 125
Credits
5

Covers the principles of magnetization, the selection of equipment and the type of indications found. Students will operate, test and maintain quality control of the equipment and report results. 

Liquid Penetrant Testing

Item Number
NDT 130
Credits
5

Covers principles and practices of liquid penetrant inspection. Students will learn why and when to use various types of penetrant materials and the proper techniques necessary for reliable inspection. Addresses the evaluation of liquid penetrant indications, interpreting standards and specifications, and checking penetrant system quality. Students will review fundamental liquid penetrant principles and techniques; develop and write procedures; and inspect welds, castings, forgings, and machined components. Parts are evaluated according to relevant codes and/or standards.

Eddy Current Testing I

Item Number
NDT 140
Credits
5

Covers electromagnetic theory, types of Eddy Current sensing elements, selection of inspection parameters, readout mechanism and applications. Successful students will pass a simulated Level 1 general exam.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of NDT 125, NDT 185, CAS 121.

NDT Welding & Weld Inspection

Item Number
NDT 145
Credits
5

Presents structural profile and dimensional discontinuities as they relate to the oxyacetylene process for welding, brazing and cutting. Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) exercises are also included as they relate to visual inspection for nondestructive testing technology. Includes an overview of techniques related to weld inspection.

Ultrasonic Testing I

Item Number
NDT 150
Credits
5

Covers the principles of acoustics. Introduces the basic pulse echo instruments, transducers and couplants. Covers the basic testing methods, calibration and examinations to specific procedures. Successful students will pass a simulated Level 1 general examination.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MS 123, MS 126, NDT 185, CAS 121.

Radiographic Testing I

Item Number
NDT 160
Credits
5

Introduces students to basic principles and theory of radiography, methods and applications, safety, image quality and formation, exposure parameters and techniques, dark room and film processing techniques, and film characteristics.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MS 123, MS 126, NDT 185.

Eddy Current Testing II

Item Number
NDT 170
Credits
5

Covers a continuation of Eddy Current theory: factors that affect coil impedance, signal-to-noise ratio, selection test frequency, coupling and field strength. Includes an explanation of standards and specifications used in eddy current testing. Students will learn about the selection of the appropriate instruments, probes and standards necessary to perform the required tests. Successful students will pass a simulated Level II general and specific exam.

Ultrasonic Testing II

Item Number
NDT 180
Credits
5

Introduces the operation of various ultrasonic equipment and transducers in a variety of testing methods. Students will calibrate, test and evaluate various product forms per procedures, standards and codes. Successful students will pass a simulated Level II general and specific exam. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of NDT 185.

Physics for NDT Professionals

Item Number
NDT 185
Credits
5

Covers physics concepts used in nondestructive testing, including right-triangle trigonometry, waves, sound, electric fields, electric current, resistance, circuits, magnetism, and the electromagnetic spectrum.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MAT 099.

Inspection and Test Equipment

Item Number
NDT 187
Credits
5

Teaches students about the use and care of inspection tools including surface plates, height gauges, indicators, coordinate measuring machines (CMM), and electrical and electronic test instruments.  Includes the use of Excel to gather, analyze and present inspection data; and the development of professional reports for the presentation of this information.

Inspection Planning and Processes

Item Number
NDT 189
Credits
4

Covers the development of acceptance sampling plans and processes for quality control. Includes the use of sampling tables and standards in preparing inspection plans for new product design, product improvement, incoming material control, and vendors' parts supply.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of NDT 187.

Radiographic Testing II

Item Number
NDT 190
Credits
5

Students will explore more advanced radiographic theory. Students will develop radiographic techniques commonly used in industrial testing. Includes a review of types and characteristics of defects and manufacturing processes. Students will explore safety principles and practices in working with radiographic equipment and isotopes. Covers the practical applications of radiographic evaluation and interpretation per applicable standards, codes and procedures. Successful students will pass a simulated Level II general and specific exam.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of NDT 160.

Continuous Improvement Tools

Item Number
NDT 191
Credits
4

Introduction to key tools used for continuous improvement including Six Sigma, and Lean. Students will larn the background behind, and the terminology associated with, these tools; and will learn how to apply the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) model to improve production outcomes.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MATH& 146 and NDT 189.

Statistical Process Control

Item Number
NDT 193
Credits
4

Covers the use of statistical techniques for quality improvement. Includes the use of control charts for variable and attribute data, and interpretation of the charts for process capability and probability of occurrences analysis. Also studied are ANOVA, R&R gage capability and sampling strategies.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics.

Quality Inspector Capstone Project

Item Number
NDT 195CAP
Credits
3

A required capstone project to be completed prior to completion of the program as a final check of competency. Students meet in person with an instructor and agree to a project that will apply the skills and competencies that students have acquired in the programk and that will result in a portfolio piece showcasing their abilities. Students must submit a description and timetable for completion signed by both the instructor supervising the capstone project and the student. This course is to be taken in the final quarter of the program.

Prerequisites

Instructor permission and successful completion of MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics.

Co-requisites

NDT 191 Continuous Improvement tools.

Eddy Current Testing III

Item Number
NDT 210
Credits
5

Covers an extension of advanced Eddy Current theory. Students will simulate a Level II practice exam through development of a technique and evaluation per applicable standards, codes and procedures. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of NDT 170.

Ultrasonic Testing III

Item Number
NDT 220
Credits
5

Covers an overview of the basic principles and theories of Phased Array. Students will simulate a Level II practical exam through development of a technique and evaluation per applicable standards, codes and procedures.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of MAT 099, NDT 180.

Radiographic Testing III

Item Number
NDT 230
Credits
5

Covers an overview of non-film radiography: computed radiography (CR), digital detector arrays (DDA) and computed tomography (CT), with emphasis on CR. Students will perform practical exercises to reinforce their understanding of the principles of CR. Students will take a simulated Level II practical exam with film radiography through development of a technique and evaluation per applicable standards, codes and procedures. 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of NDT 190.

Capstone Project

Item Number
NDT 240CAP
Credits
3

Designed to synthesize and integrate the knowledge gained in all previous courses and demonstrate the application of theory and practice through a project. 

NDI Internship

Item Number
NDT 250
Credits
1

Provides on-the-job practical experience under the supervision of an employer. Instructor permission is required for site choice. 

Prerequisites

Advanced standing and instructor’s permission.

NDT Special Projects

Item Number
NDT 255
Credits
1

Strengthen technical skills in NDT topics by applying knowledge to projects of personal interest and/or assigned projects. 

Prerequisites

Advanced standing with instructor’s permission.

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