Magnetic Particle / Dye Penetrant 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 Magnetic Particle
/ Dye Penetrant Testing Certificate of Completion program is a self-directed, outcome-based program designed to prepare
students for employment as a magnetic particle / dye penetrant inspection 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.
inspection involves the application of small magnetically sensitive particles
with fluorescing dyes onto the article being tested while in the presence of a
magnetic field. The particles group together around potential flaws and allow technicians to more
closely examine the indications to determine if they are identifying a defect
in the part.
Dye Penetrants are
chemical agents that penetrate flaws in a part and become visible to the
technician when viewed under the correct lighting conditions.
Building on a strong
foundation of mathematics, science and practical skills, students learn about the
application of magnetic particles and dye penetrants to the field of Non
Destructive Testing and Inspection. Students learn:
- Setup, and calibration
of test equipment.
- Wet and dry magnetic particle
- Preparation of samples
for dye penetrant application
- Use of proper
techniques and practices to assess data and examine discontinuities in test
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 Mag Particle / Dye Penetrant CoC