NDT, Nondestructive Testing Technology, Associate of Applied Science
Nondestructive Testing (NDT) and Inspection is a fast-growing, diverse, high-paying industry. We do more than train you for a job; we prepare you for a career!
Our program offers students the training needed to enter the inspection and quality industry and the hours required for certification with training that conforms to ASNT - American Society of Nondestructive Testing SNT-TC-1A Level II.
We offer a one-year Certificate of Technology, and a second year of advanced courses to earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or Level 2 certificate. Courses are offered in the evenings and on Saturdays to accommodate your work schedule.
Job opportunities are diverse, so pick your industry. Graduates may work in industries such as: petrochemical, oil and gas, fabrication, welding, pipeline, turbines, aerospace, and more.
Courses in the program include Nondestructive Testing, Weld Inspection, Metallurgy, Quality, Metrology, and Codes.
Phased Array Ultrasonics
Eddy Current Testing
Liquid Penetrant Testing
Magnetic Particle Testing
Radiographic Film Interpretation
Metallurgy Testing: Charpy, Tensile, Hardness and PMI
Pressure Vessel Inspection
Graduates of San Jacinto College’s NDT technology program may find employment as:
- NDT Technicians in: VT, PT, MT, UT, ET, RFI;
- UT Flaw Sizing and Phased Array Inspectors;
- AWS - Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI);
- API Inspectors - API 510, API 570;
- Quality Technicians, Inspectors, or Managers; and
- Metallurgical, Corrosion, or Coating Technicians.
Wages are based upon experience, skill level, testing method, and a synergy of multiple certifications.
Average Wages Per Year:
Non-Destructive Testing Specialist (median): $59,556 per year 1
NDT Level I $57,8072
NDT Level II $83,7392
NDT Level III $103,9912
Certified Welding Inspector $64,0843
Quality Inspector $49,6944
API 510 Pressure Vessels Inspector $86,2115
API 570 Piping Inspector $72,3475
Source: texaswages.com, Houston/The Woodlands/Sugar Land region, 2017.
American Welding Society Payscale, 2018
ASQ QP Fall 2017 Salary Survey
American Petroleum Institute Payscale, 2018
For additional information contact 281-478-2799.
Students pursuing the Nondestructive Testing Associate of Applied Science Degree can earn the technical training necessary to begin working in the testing, inspection, and quality fields.
San Jacinto College offers classroom training in:
- VT - Visual Inspection,
- MT - Magnetic Particle Testing,
- PT - Liquid Penetrant Testing,
- UT - Ultrasonic Testing,
- ET - Eddy Current Testing, and
- RFI - Radiographic Film Interpretation,
in conformance to the American Society for Nondestructive Testing SNT-TC-1A guidelines.
Additional coursework in: Standards, Metallurgy, Metrology, and Advanced Ultrasonics provide the foundations needed for the diversity and adaptability of skills needed in the workplace.
This training prepares students for entry-level work in Nondestructive Testing, Inspection and Quality careers in such industries as: petrochemical, fabrication, maintenance, construction, turbine and aviation, machining, metal working, quality labs and metallurgical testing.
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.
Requirements vary based on type of offense and years since the offense or the requirements of the facility where the work is being performed.
Plan of Study
|QCTC 1446||Testing and Inspection Systems||4|
|NDTE 1410||Liquid Penetrant, Magnetic Particle and Visual Testing: Level 1 & 2||4|
|NDTE 1405||Introduction to Ultrasonics: Level 1 & 2||4|
|METL 1313||Introduction to Corrosion||3|
|WLDG 1437||Introduction to Welding Metallurgy||4|
|QCTC 2331||Standards and Codes||3|
|QCTC 1448||Metrology and Prints||4|
|Summer Year One Term|
|NDTE 1301||Film Interpretation of Weldments||3|
|NDTE 1454||Intermediate Ultrasonics: Flaw Detection and Sizing||4|
|NDTE 1440||Eddy Current Testing||4|
or MATH 1314
|Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) (or higher) 1
or College Algebra
|Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Humanities) or Creative Arts (Fine Arts)||3|
|WLDG 2455||Advanced Metallurgy||4|
|NDTE 2401||Advanced Ultrasonics: Phased Array and A.U.T.||4|
|ENGL 1301||Composition I||3|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences or Government/Political Science or American History||3|
Capstone Experience: NDTE 2401 Advanced Ultrasonics: Phased Array and A.U.T.
May use MATH 1314 College Algebra College Algebra or higher if transferring to a baccalaureate program.