Mistras Group

Chattanooga State Community College

Non-Destructive Testing Technology Concentration
Associate of Applied Science

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NDT tests may be performed to inspect for internal or external flaws such as cracks or corrosion, which may lead to failure of the part, to determine the chemical properties of a material such as its conductivity or degree of heat treatment, or to evaluate the physical dimensions of a part such as the thickness of a plate or pipe wall. Students receive training in six key NDT methods: visual, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, ultrasonic, radiographic, and eddy current testing. Coursework includes study of the theory behind each NDT method, as well as extensive hands-on training in fully-equipped, state-of-the-art labs.

Classes are designed to provide students with sufficient formal training hours (according to the latest edition of ASNT's Recommended Practice SNT-TC-1A: Personnel Qualification and Certification in Nondestructive Testing) necessary to earn Level I and II certification in the six major NDT methods, subsequent to completion of on-the-job training through co-op or full-time employment. In addition to the A.A.S. degree, students who complete the NDT courses with a grade of "C" or better, and who successfully pass written and practical examinations administered and/or approved by a Level III NDT technician, will be awarded a training certificate for each method.

Career Opportunities
Upon successful completion of the A.A.S. in Engineering Technology-Non-Destructive Testing Technology concentration, graduates will possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to make an intelligent entry into the power, aerospace, petrochemical, and manufacturing industries.

Embedded Certificates
Surface Non-Destructive Testing Certificate

Welding and Visual Inspection Certificate

Volumetric Non-Destructive Testing Certificate

Summary of Required Hours
Fall (18)
ENGL 1010 - Composition 1 (3)
ET 115 - Computers in Engineering Technology (3)
MATH 1710 - Precalculus Algebra (3)
NE 110 - Introduction to Non-Destructive Testing & QA/QC (3)
NE 127 - Codes, Standards, & Regulations (3)
MN 104 - Blueprint Reading and Analysis (3)
Spring (17)
MATH 1720 - Precalculus Trigonometry (3)
MD 134 - Statics and Strength of Materials 1 (3)
DD 114 - CAD Engineering Drawing 1 (3)
NE 126 - Visual Inspection (IP) (3)
NE 128 - Radiographic Testing (4)
Fall (14)
ET 215 - Statistics and Quality Control for Engineering Technology (3)
PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus Physics 1 (4)
NE 212 - Ultrasonic Testing (4)
NE 228 - Fundamentals of Metallurgy (3)
Spring (16)
ET 220 - Communications in Engineering Technology (3)
NE 211 - Magnetic Particle and Liquid Penetrant (3)
Social & Behavioral Science Gen. Ed. Elective (3)

Humanities/Fine Arts Gen. Ed. Elective (3)

*Technical Elective (4)

Total Hours: 65
Prereq:: For DD 124 - CAD Engineering Drawing 2 is DD 114 - CAD Engineering Drawing 1

*Technical Electives: NE 213 - Eddy Current Testing , QA 147 - Metrology and Calibration , QA 212 - Power Plant Construction & QA/QC , WELD 1060 - Welding Principles
Evident Ultrasonic Inspection Equipment