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24 Oct 2013

Nondestructive Testing/Quality Control

Explore Spartan College’s Nondestructive Testing (NDT) program and Quality Control Associate of Applied Science Management degree

Nondestructive testing uses sophisticated technology to examine an object or material in a manner that does not compromise its future usefulness. Nondestructive testers and quality control technicians are the scientists and detectives of the manufacturing world. Through sophisticated diagnostic testing, they solve mysteries and are challenged to do so in a non-invasive manner.

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Spartan’s aviation quality control AAS degree program in Tulsa, includes NDT testing certification. Our students can complete the fast track NDT testing program in as few as 11 months, then continue and complete their degree training in quality control management in an additional 6 months.

A quality control technician, with an education in nondestructive testing methods, is responsible for ensuring that all products or parts being examined are constructed or repaired in accordance with approved procedures and specifications. NDT testing methods, as quality assurance management tools, can be used to help with cost reduction, accident prevention, and improvement of product reliability, all of which are key critical areas of importance to any company.

Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Training and Procedures

Our nondestructive testing courses are designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to perform specialized testing techniques that are required in industries including automotive, construction, flight, and manufacturing.

Some of the various NDT testing methods used by an NDT quality control technician are:



Eddy Current Testing


Liquid Dye Penetrant


Magnetic Particle Testing


Ultrasonic Testing



Career Opportunities

NDT and quality control measures are critical to the daily functions of many companies. These tests and analytical procedures are necessary to ensure safety and reliability for a company, its people, and its products. Motor vehicles, aircraft, bridges, power stations, trains, pipelines and oil platforms and refineries are all inspected using Nondestructive testing methods.

As a graduate of the NDT and Quality Control training programs at Spartan College of Aeronautics you may be eligible for a wide range of job opportunities in areas such as:

  • Aerospace
  • Aviation
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Amusements Parks
  • Railroads

In a world where public safety and quality production is essential, there is a growing demand for qualified Nondestructive Testing (NDT) and Quality Control graduates.

Contact us for more information on becoming a Nondestructive Tester and Quality Control Technician.

Click here to watch an NDT video from the American Society of Nondestructive Testing.

For complete consumer information including placement and earnings for graduates of this program refer to the Consumer Information page.