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Eddy Current Testing Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 2-3 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Instructor permission.
Prerequisites
Successful completion of NDT 185 prior to enrolling in NDT 140. NDT 185 requires MAT 099 prerequisite and COMPASS score of 68 in reading and 33 in writing, or successful completion of ENG 082.

This certificate provides students with foundational knowledge related to nondestructive testing (NDT) and offers the opportunity to gain hands-on training in the NDT method of eddy current inspection. Eddy current inspection applies electrical currents to an object to create electromagnetic fields. This type of testing can detect manufacturing defects and corrosion damage or cracking for many nonmagnetic metals and alloys.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
NDT 108Introduction to NDT5
NDT 113Material and Processes for NDT I5
NDT 121Materials and Processes for NDT II5
NDT 140Eddy Current Testing I5
NDT 170Eddy Current Testing II5
NDT 210Eddy Current Testing III5
NDT 240CAPCapstone Project3
 Technical Credits33

Introduction to NDT

Item #
NDT 108
Total Credits
5

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

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Material and Processes for NDT I

Item #
NDT 113
Total Credits
5

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

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Materials and Processes for NDT II

Item #
NDT 121
Total 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.

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Eddy Current Testing I

Item #
NDT 140
Total 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
NDT 125, NDT 185, CAS 121.
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Eddy Current Testing II

Item #
NDT 170
Total 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.

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Eddy Current Testing III

Item #
NDT 210
Total 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
NDT 170.
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Capstone Project

Item #
NDT 240CAP
Total 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. 

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