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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Consider a career in Nondestructive Testing


Material Science – Nondestructive Testing Associate of Applied Science - T
The Material Science – Nondestructive Testing (NDT) program at Clover Park Technical College provides training in a variety of analysis techniques used in industry to evaluate the properties of a material or structure without causing damage. Because NDT does not impair the usefulness of the object being inspected, it is a valuable process that is used in fields such as construction, manufacturing, civil engineering, and transportation. Nondestructive testing techniques are used to examine structures or vehicles such as aircraft, trains, nuclear reactors, bridges, dams, and pipelines.

This program prepares graduates to become active and successful professionals in nondestructive testing in a wide range of industries. Students will explore and receive hands-on technical training in blueprint reading, report form writing, codes and specifications, composite fabrication, assembly and repair, metallurgy, the manufacturing process as well as magnetic particle and liquid Penetrant, radiographic testing, ultrasonic and eddy current. Successful graduates are prepared with technical skills for entry level positions such as quality control technicians, NDT technicians, engineering technicians, and NDT equipment representatives.

This program is approximately 8 quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Material Science – COMPOSITES Associate of Applied Science - T
The Material Science – Composites program at Clover Park Technical College prepares students for careers in composites manufacturing. In this program students learn to fabricate, assemble, repair, test, and troubleshoot composite materials. Ultrasonic and radiographic testing techniques are implemented to test for material flaws. This program is up to eight quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Degrees & Certificates
Material Science - Nondestructive Testing (AAS-T degree)
Material Science - Composites (AAS-T degree)
Ultrasonic Testing Certificate
Radiographic Testing Certificate
Eddy Current Testing Certificate
Magnetic Particle & Liquid Penetrant Testing Certificate
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