Course Descriptions

Nondestructive Testing, AAS

AVC 102 Precision Instruments

Provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to utilize precision measurement tools in the manufacturing and aerospace environments. Students learn how to utilize the different types of tools, interpret the measurement results and apply those results to industry specific scenarios. Top of page

AVC 110 Safety/OSHA 10

The 10- Hour General Industry Outreach training Program is intended to provide entry-level general industry workers broad awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a general industry site.  The training covers a variety of safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a general industry site.  OSHA recommends this training as an orientation to occupational safety and health.  Workers must receive additional training on hazards specific to their job.  Training will emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards.  Instructional time will be a minimum of 10 hours.

CFT 101 Introduction to Composites

Introduction to Composites is an introductory course into the materials and processes associated with polymer composite structures, components and design. Emphasis will be placed on material properties, manufacturing process and safety. Hands on lab activities will supplement classroom content. This course provides students with the fundamentals of composite theory in an interactive on line environment.  Students then apply the concepts to industry based projects in a 3D interactive online environment and a world class composite laboratory.  Topics include the materials, equipment, processes, components and design of polymer composite structures.  Prerequisite: AVC100, AVC102

EBS 116 Math Fundamentals

Provides students with the skills necessary to be successful in their math courses. The course is designed to identify the student’s specific learning style, provide note taking/test taking techniques, and offer math preparation strategies. This course does not count toward the A.A., A.S., A.A.S., or A.G. S. degree. Prerequisite: EBS113 Basic Arithmetic with a minimum grade of “C” or better or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

EMP 100 Global Professional Standards

This course provides a study of human relations and professional development in today’s rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include: human relations skills, job acquisition skills, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

NDT 100 Penetrant Inspection

Students master the competencies associated with liquid penetrant testing at Level I and Level II. This course adheres to the standards developed by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). Laboratory work parallels lecture materials from the classroom. Top of page

NDT 101 Magnetic Particle Testing Method for NDT

In this course students will master the competencies associated with the Magnetic Particle Testing method at Level I and Level II.  This course adheres to the standards developed by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT).  Laboratory work will parallel lecture materials from the classroom. Prerequisite:   NDT100 Penetrant Inspection

NDT 102 Radiographic Testing Method I

In this course students will master the competencies associated with Radiographic Testing at Level I.  This course adheres to the standards developed by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT).  Laboratory work will parallel lecture materials from the classroom. Prerequisite:  NDT101 Magnetic Particle Testing Method for NDT

NDT 103 Radiographic Testing Method II

In this course students will master the competencies associated with Radiographic Testing at Level II.  This course adheres to the standards developed by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT).  Laboratory work will parallel lecture materials from the classroom. Prerequisite:  NDT102 Radiographic Testing Method

NDT 104 Materials & Processes for NDT Technology

This introductory course explains the basic principles of material manufacturing processes, discontinuities, and defects as related to the major nondestructive testing methods. This course is an introduction to Level I Magnetic Particle, Liquid Penetrant, Eddy Current, Ultrasonic, and Radiographic courses. This course will give the student an overview of Nondestructive Testing disciplines with regard to identifying defects and proper Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) application.

NDT 110 Eddy Current Level I

In this course students will master the competencies associated with electromagnetic (Eddy Current) testing at with Level I. This course adheres to the standards developed by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). Laboratory work will parallel lecture materials from the classroom. Prerequisite: NDT103 Radiographic Testing Method II

NDT 111 Eddy Current Level II

In this course students will master the competencies associated with electromagnetic (Eddy Current) testing at Level II. This course adheres to the standards developed by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). Laboratory work will parallel lecture materials from the classroom. Prerequisite: NDT110 Eddy Current Level I

NDT 112 Ultrasonic Testing Method – Level I

In this course, students will master the competencies associated with Ultrasonic Testing Methods at Level I. This course adheres to the standards developed by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). Laboratory work will parallel lecture materials from the classroom. Top of page

NDT 113 Ultrasonic Testing Method – Level II

In this course, students will master the competencies associated with Ultrasonic Testing Methods at Level II. This course adheres to the standards developed by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). Laboratory work will parallel lecture materials from the classroom. Top of page Prerequisite: NDT112 Ultrasonic Testing Method Level I

NDT 114 Visual Inspection

In this course, students will master the competencies associated with Visual Inspection. This course adheres to the standards developed by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). Laboratory work will parallel lecture materials from the classroom. Top of page

NDT 116 Bond Testing for NDT

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This course is designed to provide students with the classroom and laboratory experience which will prepare them to perform bond testing on composite and conventional aviation parts/assemblies.  Topics will include materials, equipment and bond testing methods.  Laboratory experiences will include selecting and performing bond testing on various types of composite and mechanical parts/assemblies. Prerequisite:  NDT111 Eddy Current Level II or NDT113 Ultrasonic Testing Method Level III

NDT 117 Assembly Overview for NDT

This course is designed to provide the NDT student with the basic overview of aircraft assembly including both composite and sheet metal assembly and inspection techniques.

CED 115 Computer Applications

Introduces students to the fundamental concepts and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include computer terminology, introduction to the Windows environment, networking, word processing, spreadsheets and databases. Top of page

ENG 101 Composition I

This course is designed to improve the reading and writing skills of students. The emphasis is on fundamental principles of written English in structurally correct sentences, paragraphs and expository themes. Critical analysis of essays will be used to aid in developing the student’s thinking, support of thesis and style. Students are introduced to the basic components of research by writing a documented essay in Modern Language Association (MLA) style. Prerequisite:  EBS110 English with a minimum grade of “C” or better or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

MTH 112 College Algebra

This course is an introduction of algebraic functions and some transcendental functions with application in business and life, natural and social sciences. Topics include solving equations, zeros, rational functions, matrices, exponentials and logarithms and systems. Additional topics are included as time permits. Students must furnish their own TI-83 or TI-83 PLUS graphing calculators. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of “C” or better in MTH 101 Intermediate Algebra or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

PHS 110 Physical Science

A non-technical course intended for students who are majoring in fields other than science. The application of scientific knowledge to daily life activities is emphasized by examining the fundamental principles in physics, chemistry, geology and astronomy utilizing the scientific method. Top of page

SOC 101 Principles of Sociology

An introductory study to acquaint students with the influence and patterns of individuals and group interaction by acquainting students with the development, characteristics and functioning of human groups, the relationships between groups and group influences on individual behavior. It includes the study of how social relationships are created, maintained and changed.

 PSY 101 General Psychology

A general introduction to the scientific study of human behavior as it applies to daily living. Course includes history, basic theories and biological bases of behavior, development, cognitive processes, individual awareness, motivation, emotion, personal adjustment, social psychology, and abnormal psychology and therapies.

SPH 111 Interpersonal Communication

Improves individual communication skills. By understanding the elements of effective communication, students are able to create environments that bring out the best in themselves and others. In addition, students learn how to better turn ideas and feelings into words, how to listen more effectively, respond more appropriately to what others have said and, most important of all, how to maintain and develop good interpersonal relationships with their families, their peers and fellow workers. Emphasis is placed on small-group activities,
Interviewing skills and verbal and non-verbal communication. Top of page

SPH 101 Public Speeking

Covers fundamental basics to all good private and public speaking experiences and elements in voice production and improvement, bodily movement, confidence, poise and understanding of all types of public speeches. Required of all transfer curricula. Top of page