Nondestructive Inspection, Testing & Evaluation

Quick Facts

Nondestructive inspection technicians make sure components or systems will function as designed.

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Our Program

Why Choose Nondestructive Inspection, Testing & Evaluation?

  • Work with sophisticated tools, such as x-ray, ultrasound, fiber optic or related equipment
  • Enjoy the challenge of using problem-solving skills to develop testing protocols
  • Be able to focus on specialties in the industry that interests you

Prepare for What You Will Do at Work

  • Perform a variety of inspections:
    • Ultrasonic
    • Eddy current
    • Radiographic
    • Magnetic particle
    • Liquid penetrant
  • Make sure parts or systems do not contain flaws that will cause the part or system to fail—which would lead to equipment downtime or potentially loss of life
  • Work in these industries:
    • Aerospace
    • Aviation
    • Oil & Gas
    • Defense
    • Power generation
    • Transportation

Marketable Skills You Will Learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before You Enroll, Think About:


Individual employers manage Nondestructive Testing Certifications.

When can I start?

Any semester!

You can start in the fall, spring, or summer semesters—no prerequisites are required to begin the program.

Study in a Program Cohort

Our program is taught in a cohort format. You will take all your classes with the same group of students.

The schedule is set, and courses are taught once every 2 years.

It is important that you work with your Career Advisor to register for your first semester classes.

In-Person Classes

  • Days: Monday–Thursday
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Need a boost to get ready for college?

Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.

Degrees & Certificates



Level 1

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2023–2024 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Semester Credit Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Nondestructive Inspection, Testing, and Evaluation 60 $4,140


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Continuing Education Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!


Northwest Campus

Center of Excellence in Aviation, Transportation & Logistics at Alliance Airport

Nondestructive Inspection, Testing & Evaluation Program

Call 817-515-7100


Updated February 01, 2024