Nondestructive Testing, CAS
The Nondestructive Testing program is designed to provide students experience in nondestructive test methods, visual inspection, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current, and ultrasonic and radiographic testing. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to
- Demonstrate safe practices for nondestructive testing;
- Summarize the rules and regulations of radiation safety and characteristics of x-ray and gamma radiation;
- Illustrate electromagnetic principles and use the equipment;
- Discuss ultrasonic theory and apply ultrasonic techniques;
- Summarize magnetic particle testing formulas, methods, applications, limitations, material sensitivity, and equipment calibration;
- Summarize liquid penetrant formulas, methods, applications, and limitations; and
- Follow a written procedure that has been created from a code or standard.
First Semester Total: 16
Second Semester Total: 14
Total Credits 30
Recommended Course Offering:
- Visual acuity should be correctable to 20-20 with capability of differentiating contrast among colors and shades.
- Students who successfully complete the Certificate of Applied Science program will have achieved the educational requirements necessary to take the ASNT Level II National Certification exam. ASNT also requires documented work experience as part of the application for the Level II exam.
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.