Inspection Technology Specialization AAS Degree
- Two year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- Credits earned in the Inspection Certificate Level I program may be applied to this degree.
- Full program offered at LSC-North Harris
Completing your inspection technology associate of applied science degree fully prepares students for jobs as certified inspection professionals. Spacecraft, aircraft, trains, pipelines, power plants,
turbines, naval ships, submarines, and all manner of bridges and construction equipment require non-destructive testing (NDT) to assure initial and continued operational soundness. With few exceptions, every critical thing manufactured requires initial and, in some cases, continuing inspection.
The Lone Star AAS Inspection degree provides training to meet the challenges of the twenty-first-century era. NDT coursework includes metallurgy, liquid penetrant (LT), magnetic particle (MT), radiographic film interpretation, conventional (UT) and phased array (PAUT) ultrasonics, eddy current (ET), welding, and blueprint reading. Academic and practical program studies exceed the requirements of American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) recommended practice SNT-TC-1A. This program also provides an in-depth coverage of the American Welding Society (AWS) and American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) codes for structural welding and pressure vessel fabrication together with preparation for the AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) examination.
The general AAS academic courses will transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Contact a counselor, or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.
Credits earned in the Inspection Certificate Level I program may be applied to this degree.
|First Semester Courses||14 Credits|
|NDTE 2311||Preparation for Certified Welding Inspector Exam||3|
|QCTC 1446||Testing and Inspection Systems||4|
|NDTE 1454||Intermediate Ultrasonics||4|
|Second Semester Courses||15 Credits|
|NDTE 1410||Liquid Penetrant/Magnetic Particle||4|
|WLDG 1437||Introduction to Welding Metalurgy||4|
|NDTE 1301||Film Interpretation of Weldments||3|
|NDTE 2401||Advanced Ultrasonics||4|
|Third Semester Courses||8 Credits|
|PHED 1164||Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness||1|
|WLDG 1417-or-WLDG 1421||Introduction to Layout and Fabrication-or-Welding Fundamentals||4|
|First Semester Courses||9 Credits|
|COSC 1301||Introduction to Computers||3|
|ENGL 1301||Composition & Rhetoric||3|
|Second Semester Courses||10 Credits|
|NDTE 1440||Eddy Current Testing||4|
|Elective||Creative Arts/Language, Philosophy & Culture1||3|
|QCTC 1491||Special Topics - Quality Control Technology/Technician3||4|
|MATH 1332||College Math for Liberal Arts||3|
|Inspection Technology AAS Degree Program Total||60 Credits|
Median Wage: $37,6821
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Certified Welding Inspector2
- Quality Control Inspector2
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Lone Star College is an open-enrollment institution. Most students are accepted once they have completed the admissions process.
Lone Star College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College to award Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.