Radiographic 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 Radiographic Testing
Certificate of Completion program is a self-directed, outcome-based program designed to prepare students for employment
as a radiology 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.
the use of high energy particles such as X-rays and Gamma rays to expose a part
to be inspected. These particles pass through the test sample to detection
media of film or digital receivers that become images that can be interpreted
and characterized to identify flaws. This work is challenging and great care must be used due to the radiation
Building on a strong
foundation of mathematics, science and practical skills, students learn about the
application of radiography to the field of Non Destructive Testing and Inspection.
- Radiation safety
- Setup, and calibration
of test equipment.
- Developing and
interpretation of X-ray films
- Use of radioisotopes
in field examination of pipelines and other test samples
- 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 Radiographic Testing CoC