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Creation of a product or system requires inspection and testing to ensure conformance to specification and reliability of operation. The certificate programs in nondestructive inspection and nondestructive testing are designed to train students in entry level skills relevant to such industries as shipbuilding, aeronautic, piping and vessel fabrication, bridge building and residential construction. The introduction of ISO (International Organization for Standardization) has expanded and enhanced the demand for qualified inspectors and NDT technicians.
New developments in the fields of space exploration, oceanography and nanotechnology, as well as the demand for lighter and stronger engineering materials, improved coating for materials and advanced welding techniques mean that inspectors and technicians must receive a higher level of training.
The nondestructive testing certificate is intended to provide training to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. Testing methods covered include codes (AWS, ASME), metallurgy, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle and ultrasonics. Courses meet the requirements of American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) recommended practice SNT-TC-1A.
The nondestructive inspection certificate includes film (radiography) interpretation and other means of inspecting a material, weldment or product while maintaining structural integrity. This certificate program provides an in-depth coverage of the American Welding Society (AWS) and American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) codes for structural welding and pressure vessel fabrication. This program adequately prepares students for the AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) examination.
The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor, or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.
By completing the program, students will earn four awards:
- Ultrasonic Examination, Level 1 Certificate
- Visual Examination, Level 1 Certificate
- Electromagnetic Safety, Level 2 Certificate
- Welding Technology/Inspection Technology AAS
|Level 1 Certificate Completed
Visual Examination, Level 1 Certificate
[C1_VIS1 certificate offered at LSC-North Harris]
Total Credit Hours Required for Certificate: 15
|Level 1 Certificate Completed
Electromagnetic Safety, Level 2 Certificate
[C2_ETM2 certificate offered at LSC-North Harris]
Prerequisites: Completion of Ultrasonic Examination, Level 1 Certificate AND Visual Examination, Level 1 Certificate
Total Credit Hours Required for Certificate: 37
|Level 2 Certificate Completed
Inspection Technology Specialization, AAS
[AAS_INSP degree offered at LSC-North Harris]
Inspection Technology Associate degree (AAS) core classes are transferable to colleges and universities. Contact a counselor, or faculty member for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.
Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 60