Eddy Current Testing Certificate of Completion
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 Eddy Current Testing
Certificate of Completion program is a self-directed, outcome-based program designed to prepare students for employment
as a eddy current testing technician in a manufacturing environment. The
program is offered exclusively at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology
Center (MATC) at COCC's Redmond Campus. Departmental approval is required for
enrollment at the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center.
Eddy currents are created when a magnetic field change induces current in a metallic object. The variations in how the current flows across a conductive sample can be measured by sensitive equipment. This data is then used by technicians to identify potential flaws in the material.
Building on a strong
foundation of mathematics, science and practical skills, students learn about the
application of eddy currents to the field of Non Destructive Testing and Inspection.
- Setup, and calibration
of eddy current test equipment.
- Use of proper
techniques and practices to assess data and examine discontinuities in metallic
- Advanced techniques of
using multi-frequency eddy current tests to examine aircraft skins and other structures.
All credits required
to satisfy the requirements of this Certificate of Completion can also be
applied towards the Associate of Applied Science degree in Non Destructive Testing
This certificate/degree is designed for students planning to enter their chosen
career upon graduation. Often only selected credits are considered
transferrable 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 Eddy Current Testing CoC