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:
Being able to prove that you’ve graduated from high school or have earned your GED, is the first step. See our College Catalog for more information.
At the end of the day, NDT training is an integral part of QC training. It’s a tool used for both quality control and quality assurance practices. QCM puts a larger emphasis and focuses on the quality management aspect of the industry.
Great question, Spartan’s have gone to work in roles like:
While we offer scholarships and financial aid to those who are eligible, you can find the full breakdown in our up-to-date Catalog Supplement guide.
You’ll take a variety of classes, including Visual Testing, Core Nondestructive Testing, Introduction to Nondestructive Testing, and more.
You’ll learn about the quality management, ISO 9000, total quality tools and techniques when it comes to working with technology.
Yes, like most higher education and trade schools, we incorporate general education classes that are important to the specific program you’re studying at Spartan College.
We have fixed class schedules. Schedules are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and class schedules vary for each class start date. Don’t worry, most Spartan students find program schedules to fit into their busy lifestyle.
Roughly 50/50 hands-on learning and classroom learning.
There are no certifications that result from the education you’ll gain at Spartan, but it’s part of the requirement for working in the NDT industry. To take the certification test, students need to have certain amount of experience hours. Typically, once students gain employment in the industry, their job will ensure they take the three-part test: theory test, practical test, and specification test that they need to start fully working independently in their role.
Normally, NDT graduates will gain an in-house certification once they’re employed and pass the three exams, theory test, practical test, and specification test. These costs are typically paid for by the employer, if not they are out of pocket.
No, internships are not part of the program. However, after gaining your first job, you’ll find you’ll usually enter the workforce as an apprentice.
Find out for yourself. Hear from recent Spartan NDT & QCM graduates from the Tulsa, OK campus.
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