Eddy Current Testing Certificate

This certificate provides students with foundational knowledge related to nondestructive testing (NDT) and offers the opportunity to gain hands-on training in the NDT method of eddy current inspection. Eddy current inspection applies electrical currents to an object to create electromagnetic fields. This type of testing can detect manufacturing defects and corrosion damage or cracking for many nonmagnetic metals and alloys.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Eddy Current Testing certificate, students will be able to:

  • Calculate the optimum frequency when creating a technique for a given eddy current application.
  • Choose the optimum probe when creating a technique for a given eddy current application.
  • Determine the optimum filters when creating a technique for a given eddy current application.
  • Choose or develop a standard when creating a technique for a given eddy current application in accordance with referenced codes, standards, and specifications.

Program Length

The certificate program is two-to-three quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Instructor’s permission.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

Successful completion of NDT 185 prior to enrolling in NDT 140. NDT 185 requires MAT 099 as a prerequisite. Also successful completion of ENG 091 or equivalent.

Program Course List

NDT 108Introduction to NDT

5

NDT 113Material and Processes for NDT I

5

NDT 121Materials and Processes for NDT II

5

NDT 140Eddy Current Testing I

5

NDT 170Eddy Current Testing II

5

NDT 210Eddy Current Testing III

5

NDT 240CAPCapstone Project

3

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Total Credit Hours:36