Material Science: Ultrasonic Testing Certificate

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Provides students with foundational knowledge related to nondestructive testing (NDT) and offers the opportunity to gain hands-on training in the NDT method of ultrasonic testing. With this method, NDT inspectors need access to only one side of a material. A transducer sends the ultrasound through the sample and the inner wall of a defect surface will send the wave bouncing back. Ultrasonic testing is a portable and efficient way to measure thickness, detect corrosion, and examine groove welds in many materials.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Approx. # of Quarters: 2-3

Estimated Cost: $3,959.72

Admission Dates: Instructor Permission

Prerequisites: Instructor permission and COMPASS Reading 68 and Writing 33, or successful completion of ENG 82, and successful completion of MAT 82 by the end of the first quarter of the program.

Program Length: The certificate program is two to three quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates: Instructor permission.

Prerequisites: Instructor permission and COMPASS score of 68 in reading and 33 in writing, or successful completion of ENG 082. Successful completion of MAT 082 by the end of the first quarter of the program.

Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
NDT 108 Introduction to NDT 5
NDT 113 Materials and Process for NDT I 5
NDT 121 Materials and Process for NDT II 5
NDT 150 Ultrasonic Testing I 5
NDT 180 Ultrasonic Testing II 5
NDT 220 Ultrasonic Testing III 5
NDT 240CAP Capstone Project 3
  Total Credits for Certificate 33