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2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
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Nondestructive Testing, CAS

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The Nondestructive Testing program is designed to provide students experience in nondestructive test methods, visual inspection, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current, ultrasonic and radiographic testing. 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 ultrasonic techniques;
  • Summarize magnetic particle testing formulas, methods, applications, limitations, material sensitivity, and equipment calibration;
  • Summarize liquid penetrant formulas, methods, applications and limitations; and
  • Follow a written procedure that has been created from a Code or Standard.

Required Courses

First Semester Total: 16

Second Semester Total: 14

Total Credits 30

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

Recommended Course Offering:

Admission Guidelines

  • Visual acuity should be correctable to 20-20 with capability of differentiating contrast among colors and shades.

Program Information

  • Students who successfully complete the Certificate of Applied Science program will have achieved the educational requirements necessary to take the ASNT Level II National Certification exam. ASNT also requires documented work experience as part of the application for the Level II exam.

Opportunities After Graduation

  • Career opportunities offer a wide range of possibilities as an inspector in the fabrication and manufacturing industries, steel construction, mining, energy, petroleum, aviation, bridge construction, and other production areas.

Advising Information:

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

Student Support Center Advisor     
Will Richards  
OT 204  
(406) 756-4862  


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