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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:

Certifications

  • Individual employers manage Nondestructive Testing Certifications
  • You will earn certifications for each inspection method you want to use.

Time Commitment

Day Classes

If you take day classes, you can complete our A.A.S. program in 2 years.

  • Days: Monday–Friday
  • Hours: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Night Classes

If you take night classes, you can complete our A.A.S. program in 3 years.

  • Days: Monday–Thursday
  • Hours: 5:30–11 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

Degree

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Nondestructive Inspection, Testing and Evaluation 60 $3,840

Notes:

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

Non-Credit 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!

Contact

Northwest Campus

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

Nondestructive Inspection, Testing & Evaluation Program

Call 817-515-7100

Email ndt_ndi@tccd.edu

Updated September 07, 2021