Nondestructive testing is the examination of an object or material in a manner which does not affect its future usefulness. Career opportunities exist in the aircraft, construction and manufacturing industries. Students study the theory of each NDT method and spend much of their time working in a fully equipped lab. They receive hands-on training on X-ray, radiography, isotope radiography, ultrasonics, computer-based eddy current, computerized acoustic emission and real-time x-ray equipment. This program is recognized by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing as one of the leading college programs in the country. Certificate options are also available within this program.
Course Outline
Required Courses
(32 Courses)
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
GSWS 1401 Employment Preparation
MATH 109 Elements of Algebra & Trigonometry
NDT 1030 Basic Liquid Penetrant Inspection
NDT 1040 Introduction to Radiography
NDT 1050 Basic Radiographic Inspection I
NDT 1051 Basic Radiographic Inspection II
NDT 1060 Intro to Ultrasonic Inspection
NDT 1070 Basic Ultrasonic Inspection I
NDT 1071 Basic Ultrasonic Inspection II
NDT 1080 Basic Eddy Current Testing Inspection
NDT 1090 Basic Magnetic Particle Inspection
NDT 1100 Manufacturing Processes
NDT 1140 Basic Blueprint Reading
NDT 1501 Introduction to NDT
NDT 1510 Fundamentals of Metallurgy
NDT 1516 Intro to Codes & Specifications
NDT 1517 Introduction to Report Forms/Writing
NDT 2030 Advanced Liquid Penetrant Inspection
NDT 2040 Isotope & Radiation Safety
NDT 2049 Advanced Radiography I
NDT 2051 Advanced Radiography II
NDT 2060 Advanced Ultrasonic Inspection I
NDT 2061 Advanced Ultrasonic Inspection II
NDT 2062 Advanced Ultrasonic Inspection III
NDT 2080 Advanced Eddy Current Inspection I
NDT 2081 Advanced Eddy Current Inspection II
NDT 2090 Advanced Magnetic Particle Inspection
NDT 2170 Advanced Visual Inspection
PHYS 100 Concepts in Physics
WELD 1190 Fundamentals of Welding
Total Credits: 70  
Elective Courses
(select 1 credit from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
NDT 2110 Acoustic Emission Inspection
NDT 2230 ASNT National Conference
NDT 2240 Nondestructive Testing Internship 1*
NDT 2250 Nondestructive Testing Internship 1*
NDT 2270 NDT Independent Study 1*
NDT 2510 Leak Testing
Total Credits: 1  
Elective Courses
Select 6 credits from additional Minnesota Transfer Curriculum goal areas.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 6  
Total AAS Degree Credits: 77  

*Credits for this course are variable. See your Advisor about this course.