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Nondestructive Testing with Engineering-Welding Option II Transfer

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This program is designed to provide students training and experience in nondestructive testing methods.  Nondestructive testing involves the inspection of material or a welded object in a manner that will not impair its future usefulness.  Further, it provides freshman and sophomore level classes to prepare students who wish to transfer to a program in welding engineering.  Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Demonstrate safe practices for nondestructive testing;
  • Summarize the rules and regulations of radiation safety and characteristics of x-ray and gamma radiation;
  • Illustrate electromagnetic principles and use the equipment;
  • Discuss ultrasonic theory and apply its techniques;
  • Summarize magnetic particle testing formulas, methods, applications, limitations, material sensitivity, and calibration;
  • Summarize liquid penetrant formulas, methods, applications, and limitations; and
  • Follow a written procedure that has been created from a Code or Standard.

Associate of Science Degree with Nondestructive Testing, CAS

Suggested course of study for a transfer to Montana Tech of Montana State University

First Year

Second Year

Fall Semester

First Semester Total: 17

Spring Semester

Second Semester Total: 17

Third Year

Fall Semester

First Semester Total: 19

Spring Semester

Second Semester Total: 19

Total Credits: 109

1 Students who complete these courses are eligible to earn a Nondestructive Testing, CAS .

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed.  See course description.

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or the Faculty Advisor. 

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor                
Will Richards Effat Rady, Ph.D.
OT 204 RH 110
(406) 756-4862 (406) 756-3375

The Associate of Science (AS) degree requires 60 credits at FVCC, and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at Montana University System (MUS) colleges and universities requires 120 credits. FVCC students may earn as many as 75-85 credits in preparation for some transfer majors, thus reducing the number of credits required for the BS degree at MUS schools. Also, by earning the AS degree from FVCC, students will have satisfied the lower division General Education Core (see General Education Requirements for requirements) for all MUS institutions and will not be required to meet additional lower division general education core requirements upon transfer. The suggested course load in AS programs is rigorous and is recommended for only the most prepared students. A more moderate semester credit load can be achieved by taking general education core courses during summer terms or completing one or two additional semesters at FVCC before transfer.

The information on all transfer programs is subject to change. Students should see their advisor to explore other possibilities not specifically listed in the program.

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