Program Features

The Nondestructive Testing (NDT) program is a cooperative effort between the WATC and National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR). The associate degree program is a sequence of courses designed to produce a technician who understands NDT’s role in the aerospace industry, has mastered the American Society for Nondestructive Testing’s coursework for Levels I and II certification and has the depth and breadth of knowledge which comes from general education courses. In this program students will complete Levels I and II ASNT competencies for six NDT methods including liquid penetrant, ultrasonic, eddy current, visual, radiography and magnetic particle inspection.  In addition, the students will have hands on experience in both conventional and composite aerospace assembly methods which will allow them to apply NDT techniques to the aviation industry.

The Predictive NDT Technologies program is based on technologies and NDT methods which assess the current condition of rotating or stationary industrial equipment and attempts to predict its lifespan by assigning failure levels to operating equipment. These technologies drive all maintenance performed on equipment including preventive maintenance. Asset condition is used to schedule maintenance, ensuring asset health while lowering down time and unnecessary maintenance. The predictive technologies are generally accepted to include: Vibration Analysis, Lubricating Fluid Analysis, Thermography, Acoustic Emission Testing, and Electric Motor Circuit Analysis.

Choose from an Associate of Applied Science, typically a 2-year program or a Technical Certificate, which is usually completed in a year or less. A Certificate of Completion option is also available to learn one specialized technique or discipline. Click the links below for course information, costs, average earning, placement rates and additional program information.

Degree and Certificate Options
Nondestructive Testing
Associate of Applied Science, Nondestructive Testing 64 Credit Hours
Technical Certificate, Nondestructive Testing 49 Credit Hours
Certificate of Completion, Industrial Radiographer 14 Credit Hours
Certificate of Completion, Ultrasonic Technician 13 Credit Hours
Predictive NDT Technologies
Associate of Applied Science, Predictive NDT Technologies 65 Credit Hours
Technical Certificate, Predictive NDT Technologies 47 Credit Hours
Certificate of Completion, Vibration Analyst 14 Credit Hours
Certificate of Completion, Thermographer 14 Credit Hours
Certificate of Completion, Lubrication Technician & Oil Analyst 13 Credit Hours
Certificate of Completion, PdM Entry-Level Technician 14 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements & Additional Information

Program Checklist

Course Descriptions

4004 N. Webb Road, Wichita, KS 67226
New students may contact:

Beth Ferrell
Admissions Specialist


Current students may contact:

Rebekah Prichard
Academic Coach


Beth Prichard_R
316.677.1091 (NCAT)
316.677.1027 (NCAT)


WATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 • Chicago, IL 60604 • 800.621.7440

Students interested in this program are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

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