Material Science: Ultrasonic Testing Certificate

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 Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Approx. # of Quarters: 2-3

Estimated Cost: $3,959.72

Admission Dates: Instructor Permission

Prerequisites: Instructor permission and COMPASS Reading 68 and Writing 33, or successful completion of ENG 82, and successful completion of MAT 82 by the end of the first quarter of the program.

The certificate program is two to three quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Program Requirements

Catalog # Course Name Credits
MS 115 Intro to Report Forms Writing 3
MS 120 Introduction to Codes & Specifications 2
MS 125 Fundamentals of Metallurgy 5
MS 130 Manufacturing Processes 5
MS 135 Principles of Troubleshooting 3
MS 145 Fundamentals of Composites 4
NDT 110 Introduction to NDT 3
NDT 150 Ultrasonic Testing I 5
NDT 180 Ultrasonic Testing II 5
NDT 220 Ultrasonic Testing III 5
NDT 240CAP Capstone Project 3
  Total Credits for Certificate 43