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Associate of Applied Science Degree in
Nondestructive Testing Technology

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree prepares students for entry-level employment or upgrades employable skills. The curriculum followed at the various schools that offer a two-year Associate of Applied Science degrees in Nondestructive Testing Technology varies slightly from one institution to another. However, most NDT programs follow a curriculum similar to the one below.

1st Semester
Hours
Introduction to Nondestructive Testing
3
Inspection Practices
3

Codes and Practices

3
Introduction to Microcomputers
3

General Education Elective:
Technical Math or College Algebra

3
Blueprint Reading
3
   
Subtotal
18

2nd Semester
Hours
Radiation Safety
3
NDT Radiographic Testing I
3
NDT Radiographic Testing II
3

Communications Elective:
Technical Writing or Composition

3
Humanities Elective
3
   
Subtotal
15

3rd Semester
Hours
Introduction to Ultrasonic Testing
3
Advanced Ultrasonic Testing
3
Magnetic Particle & Liquid Penetrant
3
Radiographic Testing III
3
General Education Electives
3
Industrial Materials
3
 
Subtotal
18

4th Semester
Hours
Eddy Current Testing I
3
Eddy Current Testing II
3
Advanced NDT Methods
3
Ultrasonic Testing III
3
Social Science Elective
3

General Education Elective:
Interpersonal Communications or Speech

3
 
Subtotal
18
Total
69

While not intended for transfer to a baccalaureate (BA or BS) degree program, all AAS degrees do have limited transferability of classes. An academic advisor should be consulted to determine what classes can typically be counted toward a BA or BS degree should one desire to continue their education beyond the AAS degree.