Inspection Technologies, Fixed Equipment Inspection Technology, Level 2 Certificate

Overview

Students pursuing the Fixed Equipment Inspection Associate of Applied Science Degree or Level 2 Certificate can earn the technical training necessary to begin a career in the testing, inspection, and quality fields.  The second year of the “Fixed Equipment” program focuses on Inspection of: Welds, Pressure Vessels, Pressure Piping, Valves, and Advanced Metallurgical Techniques.

This degree offers classroom and lab training in:

  • VT - Visual Inspection,
  • MT - Magnetic Particle Testing,
  • PT - Liquid Penetrant Testing,
  • UT - Ultrasonic Testing, Radiographic Film Interpretation, and Corrosion, Weld Inspection (CWI),
  • Pressure Vessel Inspection, Piping and Valve Inspection, and
  • Advanced Metallurgy in conformance to the guidelines of American Society for Nondestructive Testing SNT-TC-1A (ASNT), American Petroleum Institute (API), American Welding Society (AWS), and NACE Int’l.

Additional coursework in: Standards and Codes, Metrology and Prints, and Metallurgy provide the foundations needed for the diversity and adaptability of skills needed for a successful career and advancement.

Information

Students pursuing the Fixed Equipment Inspection Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or Level 2 Certificate can earn the technical training necessary to begin a career in the testing, inspection, and quality fields.  The second year of the “Fixed Equipment” program focuses on Inspection of: Welds, Pressure Vessels, Pressure Piping, Valves, and Advanced Metallurgical Techniques.

This degree offers classroom and lab training in:

  • VT - Visual Inspection,
  • MT - Magnetic Particle Testing,
  • PT - Liquid Penetrant Testing,
  • UT - Ultrasonic Testing, Radiographic Film Interpretation, and Corrosion,
  • Weld Inspection (CWI),
  • Pressure Vessel Inspection, Piping and Valve Inspection, and
  • Advanced Metallurgy in conformance to the guidelines of American Society for Nondestructive Testing SNT-TC-1A (ASNT), American Petroleum Institute (API), American Welding Society (AWS), and NACE Int’l.

Additional coursework in: Standards and Codes, Metrology and Prints, and Metallurgy provide the foundations needed for the diversity and adaptability of skills needed for a successful career and advancement.

The following three courses' advanced subjects require five (5) years’ experience to sit for a certification exam. The College designed the courses for both those wanting the knowledge to be able to work to gain experience and those preparing to sit for exams.

Admission

No admission requirements.

Job entry requirements:

  • Pass a drug test on a regular basis;
  • Pass a criminal background check;1
  • Some career paths require a TWIC Card; and
  • Some career paths require a good driving record.

Plan of Study

5INSP-FEI 

Central Campus

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
QCTC 1470 Introduction to the Inspection Industry 4
METL 1313 Introduction to Corrosion 3
NDTE 1410 Liquid Penetrant, Magnetic Particle and Visual Testing: Level 1 & 2 4
QCTC 1448 Metrology and Prints 4
 Credits15
Second Term
QCTC 2331 Standards and Codes 3
NDTE 1301 Radiographic Film Interpretation of Weldments 3
NDTE 1405 Introduction to Ultrasonics: Level 1 & 2 4
METL 1401 Introduction to Metallurgy 4
 Credits14
Third Term
NDTE 2439 Pressure Piping and Valve Inspection 4
NDTE 2411 Welding Inspection 4
 Credits8
Fourth Term
NDTE 2440 Pressure Vessel Inspection 4
WLDG 2455 Advanced Metallurgy 4
 Credits8
 Total Credits45