National University Polytechnic Institute
San Diego, CA, USA
The Nondestructive Testing courses prepare students to conduct a number of advanced underwater inspection and testing techniques important for insuring the quality of underwater construction. The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform a variety of inspections to locate and determine the condition of structures, pipes, and components ranging from steel buildings, subsea pipelines and platforms, to engine parts and components. Students are trained in a variety of Nondestructive Testing Methods (NDT) methods to inspect metals and welds, in particular, as well as non-metallic materials. Students will be trained to American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ANST) Level 1 and Level II standards in Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Magnetic Particle Testing (MT), Dye Penetrant Testing (PT), and Visual Testing (VT). For those completing the commercial air diver program, the NDT program instructs the student on underwater applications and uses of many of these inspection methods including underwater photography and video.