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Ultrasonic 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.

Provides students with foundational knowledge related to nondestructive testing (NDT) and offers the opportunity to gain hands-on training in the NDT method of ultrasonic testing. With this method, NDT inspectors need access to only one side of a material. A transducer sends the ultrasound through the sample and the inner wall of a defect surface will send the wave bouncing back. Ultrasonic testing is a portable and efficient way to measure thickness, detect corrosion, and examine groove welds in many materials.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
NDT 108Introduction to NDT5
NDT 113Material and Processes for NDT I5
NDT 121Materials and Processes for NDT II5
NDT 150Ultrasonic Testing I5
NDT 180Ultrasonic Testing II5
NDT 220Ultrasonic 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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Ultrasonic Testing I

Item #
NDT 150
Total 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
MS 123, MS 126, NDT 185, CAS 121.
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Ultrasonic Testing II

Item #
NDT 180
Total 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
NDT 185.
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Ultrasonic Testing III

Item #
NDT 220
Total 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
MAT 099, NDT 180.
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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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