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Radiographic 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 160. NDT 185 requires MAT 099 prerequisite and COMPASS score of 68 in reading and 33 in writing, or successful completion of ENG 082.

Provides foundational knowledge related to nondestructive testing (NDT) and offers the opportunity to gain hands-on training in the NDT method of radiographic inspection. Radiography uses X-rays or gamma rays to show defects that might otherwise be invisible. A vast array of material can be examined in this efficient and reliable way, ranging from tiny electronic components to 20-foot freestanding concrete slabs.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
NDT 108Introduction to NDT5
NDT 113Material and Processes for NDT I5
NDT 121Materials and Processes for NDT II5
NDT 160Radiographic Testing I5
NDT 190Radiographic Testing II5
NDT 230Radiographic 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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Radiographic Testing I

Item #
NDT 160
Total 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
MS 123, MS 126, NDT 185.
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Radiographic Testing II

Item #
NDT 190
Total 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
NDT 160.
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Radiographic Testing III

Item #
NDT 230
Total 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
NDT 190.
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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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