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Magnetic Particle & Liquid Penetrant 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
Instructor permission and COMPASS score of 68 in reading and 33 in writing, or successful completion of ENG 082, and successful completion of MAT 082 by the end of the first quarter of the program.

Provides foundational knowledge related to nondestructive testing (NDT) and offers the opportunity to gain hands-on training in the NDT methods of magnetic particle inspection, liquid penetrant inspection, and visual inspection.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
NDT 108Introduction to NDT5
NDT 113Material and Processes for NDT I5
NDT 121Materials and Processes for NDT II5
NDT 120Visual and Optical Testing5
NDT 125Magnetic Particle Testing5
NDT 130Liquid Penetrant Testing5
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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Visual and Optical Testing

Item #
NDT 120
Total 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
NDT 115 and NDT 185.
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Magnetic Particle Testing

Item #
NDT 125
Total 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. 

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Liquid Penetrant Testing

Item #
NDT 130
Total 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.

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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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