Ultrasonic Testing Certificate

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Provides students with foundational knowledge related to nondestructive testing (NDT) and offers the opportunity to gain hands-on training in the NDT method of ultrasonic testing. With this method, NDT inspectors need access to only one side of a material. A transducer sends the ultrasound through the sample and the inner wall of a defect surface will send the wave bouncing back. Ultrasonic testing is a portable and efficient way to measure thickness, detect corrosion, and examine groove welds in many materials.

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.

Program Outcomes

• Create a technique specific to an ultrasonic bond testing application in accordance with referenced codes, standards, and applications.

• Develop a standard when creating a technique for a given ultrasonic application in accordance with referenced codes, standards, and specifications.

• Determine the location and size of any relevant indication found in any ultrasonic application per the accuracy outlined in accordance with referenced codes, standards, and specifications.

• Differentiate one primary ultrasonic test application and at least one secondary ultrasonic test application to detect, interpret, and evaluate any discontinuity found in any test.

Completion Requirements


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


NDT 113Material and Processes for NDT I


NDT 121Materials and Processes for NDT II


NDT 150Ultrasonic Testing I


NDT 180Ultrasonic Testing II


NDT 220Ultrasonic Testing III


NDT 240CAPCapstone Project


COLL 102College Success for All


Total Credit Hours:36