Students learn to operate equipment used in making magnetic particle and liquid dye penetrant inspections. They also learn the basic principles of radiation safety, metallurgy, ultrasonic inspection, eddy current, leak detection, codes, and standards. Students also process and interpret film using x-ray equipment. These sophisticated techniques are used to inspect or locate potential hazards in products, parts, welds, or other critical areas requiring investigation. These tests are performed without destroying the use of the part or product while determining its safety.
One of our quickest programs to complete, students can finish the NDT testing program in as few as 10 months, then apply to complete their degree in quality control management in an additional 5 months.
Train in quality control management and nondestructive testing methods, where you learn to examine whether 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. The associate courses in quality control management provide additional technical training in the specialty, as well as general education courses focused on interpersonal skills such as oral and written communication, customer service and diversity in the workplace.
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, oil platforms, and refineries are all inspected using Nondestructive testing methods.
NDT and Quality Control methods are used in a variety of industries including: