SLCC General Catalog

Non-Destructive Testing Technology AAS

CTE Associate Of Applied Science (AAS)
65 credits minimum

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Program Description

The non-destructive testing program offers students the opportunity for a career in a progressive new field with many diverse job opportunities and excellent entry-level salaries.
Non-destructive testing involves the examination of an object in any manner that will not impair its future usefulness. The six major NDT methods, radiography, ultrasonics, eddy current, magnetic particle, liquid penetrant and visual inspection, are used in a variety of industries including aerospace, petro-chemical, automotive, metals, non-metals, nuclear, marine, electronics, construction, aircraft, materials joining, utilities and many others. Students learn to perform the basic testing techniques on both metals and non-metals, such as synthetics and composites, as well as how to evaluate results and write final reports. Learning will be enhanced through field trips to area businesses and presentations by guest speakers.

During the first two semesters in NDT, the training will focus on basic manufacturing and materials-joining processes, including visual inspection, magnetic particles and liquid penetrant techniques. The third and fourth semesters will include eddy current, radiography and ultrasonics. The third and fourth semesters are dedicated to advanced study of these testing methods as well as computer application in NDT.

Career Opportunities

Currently the job market for NDT technicians is excellent. Employment can be obtained in a variety of industries. Because each testing method is unique, a technician can specialize in a specific method or work using all testing methods. Jobs are available both in-state and out-of-state. Technicians can work part time or full time depending on the type of work available. When you graduate you have met the requirements of a Level II technician. You will need to obtain on-the-job work experience in order to fulfill the hours required to become certified in each NDT method. These hours will vary depending on the method.
   Level I - $12 to 17 per hour
   Level II - $17 to $30 per hour
   Level III - $25 to $75 per hour
Many Level IIIs work in research & development, as supervisors or develop and write procedures.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Students who earn an AAS degree in Non-Destructive Testing Technology have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University.  UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree.

Program Entry Requirements

Students may start this program Fall or Spring semester. For information on getting started, please visit www.slcc.edu/students-future/admissions

Total Program/Course Fees

$60.00

Estimated Cost for Students

Tuition per semester: www.slcc.edu/students-future/tuition-fees
                  Books and Supplies: $350

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow suggested sample schedule, completion time is four semesters.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) 3-4 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1010

Intermed Algebra

4

A

RDG 0990; within the last year MATH 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

COMM 1010

Elem Effect Comm

3

A

Human Relations (Hr) 2-3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

LE 1220

Human Relat-Career Dev

3

A

Distribution Areas: (6 Credits)

Choose an additional three credits from one of the following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 


Required Courses: (50 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 2100

Technical Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade

NDT 1110

Intro to NDT

3

TBA

 

NDT 1114

Ultrasonics I

3

TBA

Coreq: NDT 1115

NDT 1115

Ultrasonics I Lab

1

TBA

Coreq: NDT 1114

NDT 1120

Magnetic Particle

2

TBA

Coreq: NDT 1121

NDT 1121

Magnetic Particle Lab

1

TBA

Coreq: NDT 1120

NDT 1122

Eddy Current I

3

TBA

Coreq: NDT 1123

NDT 1123

Eddy Current I Lab

1

TBA

Coreq: NDT 1122

NDT 1130

Radiation Safety

3

TBA

 

NDT 1132

Radiography I

3

TBA

NDT 1130 Coreq: NDT 1133

NDT 1133

Radiography I Lab

1

TBA

Coreq: NDT 1132

NDT 1210

Liquid Penetrant

2

TBA

Coreq: NDT 1211

NDT 1211

Liquid Penetrant Lab

1

TBA

Coreq: NDT 1210

NDT 1213

Ultrasonics II

3

TBA

Coreq: NDT 1210

NDT 1214

Ultrasonics II Lab

1

TBA

Coreq: NDT 1213

NDT 1222

Eddy Current II

3

TBA NDT 1122 and NDT 1123 Coreq: NDT 1223

NDT 1223

Eddy Current Lab

1

TBA Coreq: NDT 1222

NDT 1230

Codes & Proced

2

TBA Instructor approval

NDT 1232

Radiography II

3

TBA NDT 1132 and NDT 1133 Coreq: NDT 1233

NDT 1233

Radiography II Lab

1

TBA Coreq: NDT 1232

NDT 1234

Adv NDT Concepts

3

TBA Instructor approval

WLD 1005

Related Welding

3

A  

WLD 1260

Blueprint Welding

3

F  

Sample Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

NDT 1110 3 NDT 1122 3
NDT 1114 3 NDT 1123 1
NDT 1115 1 NDT 1130 3
NDT 1120 2 NDT 1132 3
NDT 1121 1 NDT 1133 1
COMM 1010 3 ENGL 1010 3
LE 1220 3 MATH 1120/1030 3-4

Total

16

Total

17-18

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

NDT 1210 2 NDT 1222 3
NDT 1211 1 NDT 1223 1
NDT 1213 3 NDT 1232 3
NDT 1214 1 NDT 1233 1
NDT 1230 2 NDT 1234 3
WLD 1005 3 DISTRIBUTION 3
WLD 1260 3    
ENGL 2100 3    

Total

18

Total

14

Advising Notes

Students will need basic reading and math skills. Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of the first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each student meet with the program advisor prior to starting this program. The program advisor may be reached at (801) 957-4550.

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge to pass a general, specific, and practical examination meeting ASNT-TC-1A standards

1 – Substantive Knowledge

  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication with proper Nondestructive Testing terminology.

2 – Communicate Effectively

  • Students will be able to apply reasoning and interpret information represented on data, graphs, and/or tables used in Nondestructive Testing.
3 – Develop Quantitative Literacy
  • Students will be able to apply Nondestructive Testing knowledge to effectively utilize problem solving skills as it relates to the operation of equipment used in industry.
4 – Think Critically
  • Students will be able to engage and interact as a team in a learning environment to develop skills which relate to the safe operation in the Nondestructive Testing industry standards.
5 – Develop Knowledge and Skills for Civic Engagement
Department Contact Info

Aerospace/Aviation and Related Technologies Division
Westpointe Center

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information,
801- 957-2153

www.slcc.edu/nondestructive

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
CT 282,
801-957-4550

Program Faculty

Instructors
Mark J Sabolik