Dec 08, 2023  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 

Non-Destructive Testing - Radiography: CC (CTE)

Certificate of Completion | 35 credits minimum

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Program Description
The non-destructive testing program offers students the opportunity for a career in a progressive new field with many diverse job opportunities and excellent entry-level salaries.

Non-destructive testing involves the examination of an object in any manner that will not impair its future usefulness. Radiography, magnetic particle, and liquid penetrant, are used in a variety of industries including aerospace, petro-chemical, automotive, metals, non-metals, nuclear, marine, electronics, construction, aircraft, materials joining, utilities and many others. Students learn to perform the basic testing techniques on both metals and non-metals, such as synthetics and composites, as well as how to evaluate results and write final reports. Learning will be enhanced through field trips to area businesses and presentations by guest speakers.

Certification of completion will focus on basic manufacturing and materials-joining processes, including visual inspection, magnetic particles, liquid penetrant, radiation safety, and radiography techniques.

Career Opportunities
Currently the job market for NDT technicians is excellent. Employment can be obtained in a variety of industries. Because each testing method is unique, a technician can specialize in a specific method or work using all testing methods. Jobs are available both in-state and out-of-state. Technicians can work part time or full time depending on the type of work available. When you graduate you have met the requirements of a Level II technician. You will need to obtain on-the-job work experience in order to fulfill the hours required to become certified in each NDT method. These hours will vary depending on the method.

Level I - $12 to $15 per hour
Level II - $15 to $25 per hour
Level III - $20 to $75 per hour

Many Level IIIs work in research & development, as supervisors or develop and write procedures.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Certificate requirements may be used for completion of training in accordance with ASNTTC-1A criteria. Certificate requirements may also be used as credit toward entry-level requirements for Non Destructive Testing AAS Degree.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition per semester:
Supplies: $350
Course Fees: $20.00

NOTE: Fees may vary based upon specific registration and are subject to change.

Program Entry Requirements
Minimum age for students to apply for radiography classes is 18 years old. Students may start this program Fall or Spring semester. 

General Education Requirements

Certificates of Completion contain instructional components in communication, computation, and human relations.

Program General Education Notes


Communication: any approved Communication (CM)  course.

Computation: MATH 1010 or IND 1120

Human Relations: LE 1220

Distribution: any one course from one of the following areas

Composition (EN) , Humanities (HU) , Life Sciences (LS) , Physical Science (PS) , Social Science (SS)  

Note:  Students who may want to pursue an AAS degree in the future should take an approved Composition (EN)  course.

Program Requirements

Time to Completion & Graduation Map

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • At the completion of each NDT method students will demonstrate knowledge to pass a general theory examination meeting ASNT-TC-1A standards. [1,4]
  • On completion of each NDT method students will be giving a specific exam covering codes and regulations examination meeting ASNT-TC-1A standards. [1,3,6]
  • Student will perform practical hands on examination demonstrating proper use of theory and equipment to all ASNT-TC-1A standards. [1,2,3,4,6]
  • Students will perform a number of inspections on various types of components. [1,2,3,4,5,6]
  • Students will be able to apply reasoning and interpret information represented on data, graphs, and/or tables used in Nondestructive Testing. [3,4]