Why Choose the Nondestructive Testing Program?
Nondestructive testing is a valuable process used in fields such as construction, manufacturing, civil engineering and transportation because it does not impair the usefulness of the object being inspected.
Nondestructive testing techniques are used to examine structures or vehicles such as bridges, dams, pipelines, aircraft, trains and nuclear reactors. Our NDT program provides training in a variety of these analysis techniques used to evaluate the properties of a material or structure without causing damage.
Students explore and receive hands-on technical training in blueprint reading, codes and specifications, composite fabrication, assembly and repair, materials, and the manufacturing process.
Training also includes major methods of NDT, including visual and optical, magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, radiographic, ultrasonic, and eddy current testing, along with an overview of other methods. It is an extremely unique career path with potential to provide long-term employment, as well as personal and creative satisfaction in the knowledge that the work helps save lives and make things safer for use.
Our Nondestructive Testing program prepares graduates for positions such as quality control technicians, NDT technicians, engineering technicians and NDT equipment representatives.
Nondestructive Testing AAT or AAS-T Degree: 8 quarters
Eddy Current Testing Certificate: 2-3 quarters
Magnetic Particle & Liquid Penetrant Testing Certificate: 2-3 quarters
Radiographic Testing Certificate: 2-3 quarters
Ultrasonic Testing Certificate: 2-3 quarters
All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.
Material Scientist Career & Wage Details
This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at www.careeronestop.org.
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STORIES ABOUT THE NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING PROGRAM
2021 winner Megan Davey is currently a tenure track NDT instructor at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC) where she teaches radiography, eddy current, and ultrasound.
A s one of Clover Park Technical College’s seven schools, Advanced Manufacturing is a key component of the college’s offerings. The college had the opportunity to showcase those programs at its annual Manufacturing Day event on Friday, Oct. 5, with 500 local high school students in attendance to learn about the possibilities of a career in manufacturing.
The Clover Park Technical College Board of Trustees capped its July meeting by awarding tenure to CPTC Nondestructive Testing instructor Charles Musson.