Nondestructive Testing

The Nondestructive Testing curriculum is designed to provide students experience in nondestructive test methods, visual inspection, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current, ultrasonic and radiographic testing. Upon completion of this program, students will: Demonstrate safe practices for nondestructive testing;

  • Be able to summarize the rules and regulations of radiation safety and characterists of x-xay and gamma radiation;
  • Be able to illustrate electromagnetic principles and be able to use the equipment;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theory and be able to apply ultrasonic techniques;
  • Be able to summarize magnetic particle testing formulas, methods, applications, limitations, material sensitivity, and equipment calibration;
  • Be able to summarize liquid penetrant fomulas, methods, applications and limitations; and
  • Demonstrate knowledge of documents governing nondestructive testing and qualification.

Admission Guidelines

  • Visual acuity should be correctable to 20-20 and capability of differentiating contrast among colors and shades.


  • Qualified to test for the level II ASNT exam.

Additional Costs There are lab fees associated with some of the classes in this program. They are listed in the semester schedule.

Opportunities After Graduation Career opportunities offer a wide range of possibilities as an inspector in the fabrication and manufacturing industries, steel construction, mining, energy, petroleum, aviation, bridge construction, and other production areas.


Pete Wade
OT 108
(406) 756-3968 For general information, contact the Admissions office: (406) 756-3847

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