Ultrasonic 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 Ultrasonic Testing
Certificate of Completion program is a self-directed, outcome-based program designed to prepare students for employment
as a ultrasonic 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.
Ultrasonic testing is based upon the physics of how high frequency sound passes through objects. Sound waves crossing potential flaws in a part travel at different rates than through regular material. Advanced equipment can measure those differences and display the results for a technican to review.
Building on a strong
foundation of mathematics, science and practical skills, students learn about the
application of ultrasonics to the field of Non Destructive Testing and Inspection.
- Setup, and calibration
of ultrasonic test equipment.
- Use of proper
techniques and practices for straight beam and angle beam methods .
- Advance techniques of
ultrasonic inspection for non ferrous metals and composites.
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 Ultrasonic Testing CoC