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Louisiana Technical College

Nondestructive Testing Technology

CIP 410204
Technical Diploma (TD), Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS),
Technical Competency Area (TCA)

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Description | Employment Opportunities | Cost

Mission and Program Description:

The purpose of this program is to provide specialized classroom instruction and practical experience as per the American Society for Nondestructive Testing standards and to prepare students for employment as a technician in the nondestructive testing industry.  This program generally prepares individuals to perform in radiation safety, applied math, applied physics, ultrasonic, and manufacturing processes as pertaining to the field of nondestructive testing.

Length of Program:

47 Semester Credit Hours

Education Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED

Age Requirement : Students must be 17.5 upon admissions; 18 to work with Radiation
Placement Exam Scores: Spring 2008 Program Placement Score Chart (PDF)
TD Program (Fall 07)

COMPASS Scores: Read 77; Math 41; Engl./Writ. 47
ACT Scores: Read 18; Math 17; Engl./Writ. 16

Approximate Total Cost of Books and Supplies:

Contact the Student Affairs Office of the campus of your choice

Certification: Radiation Safety Certification Test

The objectives of the Nondestructive Testing Technology program are to provide knowledge and skills training that enable students to demonstrate knowledge and use the following:

  • Principles of penetrant testing.
  • Basic principles of Magnetic Particle Inspection as that of a Level II technician.
  • Order of operations in mathematics.
  • Basic principles of physics.
  • Properties of ultrasonic, wave propagation, and ultrasonic testing equipment.
  • Fundamentals of radiation.
  • Codes and procedures of radioactive materials.
  • Dial calipers, od and id micrometers, and other gages affiliated with nondestructive testing.
  • Properties of materials
  • Technical reports as applied to various conditions in nondestructive testing.
  • Nondestructive technology in fieldwork.





An application or re-application fee and a testing fee per component are charged for each Application for Admission submitted.

Tuition is paid by the semester. (SEE - Tuition and Fees) Students are also required to purchase books and supplies separately. Contact your host campus for a complete projected cost of this program.

The college accepts cash, personal and company checks, MasterCard or Visa for all fees. A percentage of tuition and fees are refundable up to the tenth day of instruction. No refund will be made after the tenth day.