Nondestructive Testing 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.

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

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In accordance with 34 CFR 668.6(b), that requires institutions to disclose certain information about the programs to prospective students, please see: Gainful Employment.