Non Destructive Testing Technology

Mission Statement

The mission of the Non-Destructive Testing Technology concentration is to provide a superior educational experience to prepare students in becoming high -quality NDT technicians to fulfill the needs of the power, aerospace, petrochemical, manufacturing, construction and other related industries. This is accomplished through classroom instruction and extensive hands-on training using state-of-the-art equipment in modern NDT labs. The graduates of this program are NDT technicians capable of critical thinking, committed to a strong work ethic, prepared for life - long learning, and sought after by employers in the state, region, and nation.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The program educational objectives support the program mission statement.

  1. To produce graduates who have a strong foundation of scientific and technical knowledge along with the skills required to conduct nondestructive examinations and communicate the results in support of engineering, manufacturing, construction and in-service activities.
  2. To produce graduates who have the ability to pursue careers in eddy current inspection, liquid penetrant inspection, magnetic particle inspection, radiographic inspection, ultrasonic inspection, visual inspection, quality engineering, or quality control.
  3. To produce graduates who continue their education in areas such as materials evaluation, engineering management, quality assurance, quality control, and engineering technology.
  4. To produce graduates who possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to become effective members of an inspection team, earn nondestructive testing certifications, and become senior level technicians.
  5. To produce graduates who have the ability to assume leadership positions within non-destructive inspection service organizations.

Student Outcomes (SOs)

The Student Outcomes are used to indicate learned capabilities that program graduates should be able to demonstrate.

Upon graduating from this program of study, students will demonstrate:

  1. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities
  2. an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments
  4. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team
  5. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems
  6. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  7. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  8. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
  9. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Enrollment/Graduation Data

Graduates spring 2015:  3
Enrollment fall 2015:  35

Industry Advisory Board

Mike TurnbowRetired - TVA
Hershell PruittRetired - TVA
Clyde CooperIvey Cooper Services
David IveyIvey Cooper Services
Tommy CraigMetalTek
Kathy EllisWestinghouse
Charles BarrettWestinghouse
Kevin FoleyWestinghouse Electric Co.
Dave OvertonStructural International
Al CurtisHeil
Bill GoinsTVA
Joshua GoffVolunteer NDT Corp.
Rolanda ApablazaValmont Industries
Eric WennerstromBWNE Intech, Inc.
Mike Patch Westinghouse Electric Co.

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,