Nondestructive Testing Technology & Quality Control Management

Training the Next Generation of Nondestructive Testing Technicians

Nondestructive testing is the examination of an object or material without compromising its future usefulness. Nondestructive tests are performed to identify internal or external imperfections, determine structure, composition, and properties, or to measure geometric characteristics without affecting the form, fit, or function of the test subject. Nondestructive testers and quality control technicians are the scientists and detectives of the manufacturing world. Learn to use sophisticated diagnostic testing to solve mysteries in a non-invasive manner at Spartan College.

Caliper micrometers

X-ray tubes, film viewing/ interpretation and digital imaging equipment

Penetrant dyes and developers

ultrasonic testers and assorted transducers

Eddy current tester and assorted probes for ET

Nondestructive Testing Technology (Diploma) | 10 Months

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.

Quality Control Management (Associate of Applied Science) | 15 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:

  • Aerospace
  • Aviation
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Amusements Parks
  • Railroads
Alumni have gone on to hold positions like: 

Quality Control Inspector

Quality Control Manager

Eddy Current Technician

Magnetic Particle Technician

Ultrasonic Testing Technician

Industrial Radiographer Assistant

Industrial Radiographer

Alumni have held employment at:

Applied Technical Services

Honeywell International, Inc.

Longview Inspection

METCO

Underwriters Laboratories

Mistras

Sabre Industries

NAVAIR

NAVSEA

Air Force Civilian

Webco

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.

NDT1002 Visual Testing | 4 credits

Students will learn the various materials and processes associated with metallurgy. Students will learn Level I and Level II theory for the VT inspection method. They will attain a working knowledge in the navigation and application of various industry codes and standards as they apply to VT. They will develop their skill in the practical application, inspection, evaluation, and documentation of VT inspections.

NDT1003 Core Nondestructive Testing Methods | 4 credits

Students will learn Level I and Level II theory for Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT) and Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) inspection methods. They will attain a working knowledge in the navigation and application of various industry codes and standards as they apply to the Core Methods. They will develop their skills in the practical application, inspection, evaluation, and documentation of each Core Method.

NDT1005 Radiographic Testing Operator | 4 credits

Students will learn Level I theory for the Radiographic Testing (RT) inspection method. They will attain a working knowledge in the navigation and application of various industry codes and standards as they apply to different radiographic techniques. They will develop their skills in the practical application, radiographic film development, inspection, and documentation of RT inspections.

NDT1007 Introduction to Ultrasonic Testing | 4 credits

Students will learn Level I theory for the UT inspection method. They will attain a working knowledge in the navigation and application of various industry codes and standards as they apply to different ultrasonic inspection techniques. They will develop their skills in the calibration, practical application, inspection, and documentation of basic UT inspections.

NDT1009 Eddy Current Testing Inspector (ETI) | 4 credits

Students will learn Level I and Level II theory for the ET inspection method. They will attain a working knowledge in the navigation and application of various industry codes and standards as they apply to different ET techniques. They will develop their skills in the practical application, inspection, and documentation of ET inspections.

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Course Work

Graduates of the Spartan College nondestructive testing program will learn concepts in courses such as:

Covers how to safely produce a radiograph (with x-ray tubes and radioactive isotopes); manual film processing, automatic film processing, and digital imaging; basic radiograph interpretation and evaluation.

Learn the theory of eddy current testing; how to perform standard eddy current calibrations, conductivity tests and various eddy current testing techniques

Develop knowledge and skills in liquid penetrant testing equipment set-up and application, as well as the interpretation and evaluation of liquid penetrant testing indications

Develop knowledge and skills in magnetic particle testing equipment set-up and application, as well as the interpretation and evaluation of magnetic particle testing indications.

Gain a fundamental understanding of the principles of ultrasonic testing, and perform setups, calibrations, and inspections utilizing ultrasound.

Learn the theory of visual testing, how to visually recognize material discontinuities, and take precision measurements utilizing a variety of gages and tools.

Teaches how to compare and contrast differences in engineering data used in various industries, including aerospace as well as documenting hierarchy of the types of documents found in a QMS

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