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Inspection Technology Specialization AAS DegreeASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE


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First Semester Courses 14 Credits
QCTC 2331 Standards 3
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
Elective Speech1 3
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
Elective Social/Behavioral Sciences2 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


Program Details

The manufacture of a single product or complete system requires initial testing and recurring inspection to ensure reliable operation. New developments in the fields of space exploration, oceanography, and transportation with their requirements for lighter, stronger engineered materials, and advanced fabrication techniques demand today’s NDT technicians must be prepared to use the most sophisticated nondestructive testing methods.

The Level one and Level two certificate programs are designed to train students for entry level skills in metallurgy, advanced ultrasonics including phased array, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, radiographic film interpretation, electromagnetic testing and other means of inspecting a material, weldment, or product while maintaining structural integrity. An inspector’s safety, including safety in high radiation areas is covered. All courses exceed the requirements of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) recommended practice SNT-TC-1A.

The Inspection Technology program also provides in-depth coverage of the American Welding Society (AWS) and American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) codes for structural welding and pressure vessel fabrication in preparation for the AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) examination.

The general education core will transfer to a variety of 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.

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