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Non-Destructive Examination (NDE)

Why Choose NDE?

Non-Destructive Examination/Testing (NDE or NDT) is a truly exciting field and brings the additional benefit of expansive and good-paying career opportunities. SPCC’s NDE program is aimed at equipping individuals with the skills necessary to start an entry-level career in NDE. Upon completion, students will have fulfilled training requirements that satisfy their ability to fill an entry-level position in the field. They also have the option of pursuing additional levels of certification with SPCC.

What is NDE?

NDE is focused on ensuring product and quality safety and its application is used in many areas including planes, trains, roller coasters, pipelines, bridges, and so much more. More specifically, students will study a group of techniques used to determine the structural integrity of a material or component without damaging or impairing the serviceability of the part or system. 

Courses

COURSE DESCRIPTION

96 hours

This course introduces the basic principles, limitations, and advantages of ultrasonic nondestructive testing as applied to industrial components and provides the initial elements of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) requirements for UT practitioners. Topics include sound wave modes and sound theory, and display modes are discussed and demonstrated through lab applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of ultrasonics, select proper equipment, and set up an instrument for straight beam examinations. The course is aligned with certifications offered by ASNT, and prepares students to sit for select ASNT certification exams.

PRE-REQUISITES

None

REQUIREMENTS

None

BOOKS

An Introduction to Nondestructive Testing, 2nd Edition ISBN: 978-1-57117-196-2

DATES

Begin DateEnd DateTimeDaysCampusTotal Hours 
February 7, 2022June 6, 20226:15-9:15pmMWTyson Family Center, Monroe96No Class: 3/7, 3/9

COURSE DESCRIPTION

96 hours

This course describes the principles, limitations, and advantages of non-destructive examination (NDE) liquid penetrant testing as it’s applied to industrial components such as pipes, pumps, valves, hangers, and supports. Emphasis is placed on liquid penetrant testing techniques including the use of color contrast solvent removable and water washable penetrant techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of various NDE liquid penetrant techniques and their applications. The course is aligned with certifications offered by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), and prepares students to sit for select ASNT certification exams.

PRE-REQUISITES

None

REQUIREMENTS

None

BOOKS

An Introduction to Nondestructive Testing, 2nd Edition ISBN: 978-1-57117-196-2

Registration Options

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Location

Tyson Campus
3509 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe

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