AAS in Non Destructive Testing and Inspection
Beginning in Spring term of 2016
this program is no longer accepting new students. Students who are currently
declared in these programs should contact program director Bruce Emerson to
develop an academic plan.
The AAS in Non Destructive Testing and Inspection is a self-directed,
outcome-based program designed to prepare students for technician-level
employment in a manufacturing environment. The program is offered exclusively
at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center (MATC) at COCC's Redmond
approval is required for enrollment at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology
The results of NDTI surround us every day. NDTI technicians routinely inspect rivet
joints on the skins of airliners using eddy current to keep us safe when we
fly. The cars we drive use steel that is ultrasonically tested for cracks
before forming. The bridges we drive
those cars over have welds tested using magnetic particle inspection. Food cans
are often x-rayed after canning to insure no contaminants are inside. NDTI even plays a role in Homeland Security
as shipping containers are scanned for nuclear materials at sea ports and those
much disputed full body scanners examine us at airports.
program is the culmination of the core skills learned in each of the Non
Destructive Testing and Inspection Certificates of Completion combined with the 8
credits of MATC/NDTI electives and selected COCC general courses to round out
the student's education.
other course required is the Cooperative Work
Experience where students can test drive their new career in the real world
while allowing employers to look at a potential new employee.
approximately two years of study, students can complete the courses required to
earn the AAS Degree in Nondestructive Testing and Inspection.
This certificate/degree is designed for students planning to enter their
chosen career upon graduation. Often only selected credits are considered transferable to public or private baccalaureate institutions. Prior to
starting any MATC program, students are advised to contact the institution they
intend to transfer to and identify what credits may be transferable.
CERTIFICATE COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND SUGGESTED COURSE PLAN
Suggested Course Plan for NDTI AAS degree