Nov 29, 2020  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nondestructive Testing Technology, TD


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Program Description

The mission of the Nondestructive Testing Technology program is to prepare students for employment in the Nondestructive Testing field by providing specialized classroom instruction and practical experience as per The American Society of Nondestructive Testing standards. Training will develop student competency in the areas of drafting of piping and pressure containing equipment, manufacturing process, dye penetrant examinations, magnetic particle examinations, radiation safety and radiography examinations, and ultrasonic examinations.

Program Goals

  • Students will learn the basic Nondestructive Testing principles and concepts.
  • Students can use fundamental principles of locating surface and subsurface defects using the Nondestructive Testing methods.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Technical Diploma in Nondestructive Testing, students will be able to:

  • Comprehend, apply, and evaluate testing techniques relevant to their role as a Nondestructive Testing Inspector.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in skills necessary to fulfill the role as a Nondestructive Testing Inspector.
  • Demonstrate the personal behavior consistent with professional and employer expectations for Nondestructive Testing Inspector.

Program Cycle

Campus Start
Opelousas            Fall and Spring

Associate of Applied Science Technical Studies  - Nondestructive Testing

Students interested in an associate degree should visit Technical Studies, AAS  for more information.

Specific Degree Requirements


Students wishing to earn a Technical Degree in Non-Destructive Testing Technology from South Louisiana Community College must:

  • Have a degree program adjusted SLCC cumulative average of 2.0.   ​
  • Have earned at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through SLCC courses.
  • Have earned at least a “C” in each course unless stated by a specific program.
  • Have no more than one-third credit hours in required major courses and no more than 50 percent of credit hours total from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), to meet the degree requirements, unless required by a specific program.
  • Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.

Degree Plan - Fall Start


TD: Nondestructive Testing Technology Total Credits: 45


A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses.

Degree Plan - Spring Start


TD: Nondestructive Testing Technology Total Credits: 45


A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses.

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