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Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation AAS
The field of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Evaluation involves a family of scientific techniques and practices
that reveal the internal and external characteristics of materials without impairing their future usefulness.
Why Should You Go into Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation?
If you are interested in using your hands as well as your mind in a dynamic and growing industry, Non-Destructive Test (NDT)
and Evaluation may be for you. LBCC's Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation associate degree program provides hands-on training
for a well-paying career that also helps make the world a safer place!
Whether driving a car or boarding a plane, the strength or structural
integrity of the parts holding everything together imperative for the safety of all involved. In much the same way as a dentist checks your teeth for
fractures using x-rays and other tests, NDT Technicians check parts
and materials for defects, ensuring the parts are safe and structurally sound without destroying them.
NDT Technicians inspect, test, and evaluate materials, components, or assemblies for flaws or differences in
characteristics that may lead to failures. They play a critical role in ensuring our transportation, bridges,
buildings, and infrastructure are sound and help to prevent accidents- potentially saving lives.
In LBCC's NDT program, students get hands-on training with state-of-the-art equipment including ultrasonic
phase array 3D imaging, radiography, penetrating dyes, magnetic particle inspection, and visual inspection
to find surface and sub-surface flaws and anomalies.
Graduates of this program will be Level I certified in accordance
with the American Society for Nondestructive Testing standards, the world's largest technical society for
nondestructive testing professionals. Opportunities exist for NDT technicians who want to move up in the
industry to a Level II or III technician.
All career information and statistics listed below are based off of the State of Oregon.
"NDT plays a big role in keeping our world safe and is used to test many of the things that you come in contact
with everyday. Nondestructive testing means parts and materials are tested or inspected without causing damage
to them. NDT methods are used to make sure that important parts on airplanes, trains, and automobiles are free
of defects that could lead to an accident. NDT is also used in many other industries to make sure that parts
do not have defects that would lead to unhappy customers. As a career field, non destructive testing offers
many opportunities, and there is a big demand for technicians and engineers trained in NDT." - National Science
Industries that employ NDT technicians include:
Construction & infrastructure
The job outlook for NDT Technicians is good, with local career opportunities at industries such as ATI Cast Products, Selmet Inc.,
WestPro Labs, and others.
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Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation Facilities
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