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Nondestructive testing technology occupational endorsement certificate

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    Nondestructive testing technology occupational endorsement certificate

    Learn about the latest technology in nondestructive testing in this hands-on certificate program at UAA.

Explore the nondestructive testing technology certificate program at the University of Alaska Anchorage

This program focuses on the latest technology and methods in nondestructive testing (NDT). You’ll take courses with a strong emphasis on ultrasonic testing and radiographic testing processes. You’ll also be trained using state-of-the-art equipment with one-on-one guidance from highly skilled welding and NDT professionals. A total of 19 credits and two industry-recognized welding qualifications are required to complete the occupational endorsement certificate.

UAA’s state-of-the-art welding facilities
Our 4,000-square-foot welding lab offers the latest welding equipment, including 44 welding booths, oxy-acetylene and plasma cutting technology, industrial band saws and metal shears.

Advanced welding scholarships and financial aid
Get help with tuition and education costs. UAA offers a number of scholarships and other types of financial assistance you may be eligible for in the nondestructive testing technology program. Learn more about financial aid opportunities at UAA.

Nondestructive testing technology occupational endorsement certificate

Degree Type:

  • Certificate (all levels)

Concentration: Radiographic and ultrasonic testing methods

Program Length: One year

Availability:Anchorage campus

Other program options: O.E.C. in welding; O.E.C. in advanced welding; A.A.S. in welding and nondestructive testing technology;

Did you know..

A recent graduate was hired by Kakivik – a subsidiary of Bristol Bay Native Corp. – for an NDT RT technician position in Darwin, Australia. He continues to work with the company, traveling the world to perform inspections on a variety of major infrastructure projects.

What can you do with a certificate in nondestructive testing technology?

The NDT program prepares you to work as an entry-level technician in welding and nondestructive examination. Both of these fields are used in construction, communications, manufacturing and transportation industries throughout the world.

Nondestructive testing technology careers
Graduates of this program find careers in a variety of industries including oil and gas, mining, construction and manufacturing. Employers of past UAA alumni include:

  • Alaska Industrial X-Ray
  • Army Core of Engineers
  • Alaska Department of Transportation
  • AT&T
  • Kakivik
  • Acuren Industrial Services

Nondestructive testing technology certificate program highlights

With extensive hands-on learning experiences, state-of-the-art welding facilities and expert instructors, the NDT certificate program prepares you to work in diverse industries in Alaska and around the world.

  • Work closely with expert instructors. Program instructors are all Certified Welding Inspectors (CWIs) with many years of industry experience. Faculty also specialize in many different welding processes and inspection procedures and have numerous industry connections around the country.
  • Earn industry certifications. The new welding facility is an authorized Accredited Testing Facility (ATF) under the American Welding Society (AWS). This allows for testing and certification that are required for major infrastructure projects in the state. The welding program can also certify educators and students from anywhere in the country on a variety of welding examinations.
  • Open new career options. All credits from the nondestructive testing technology O.E.C. can be transferred toward an A.A.S. in welding and nondestructive testing technology.

Amazing stories from NDT majors

The University of Alaska Anchorage’s welding and nondestructive testing program has helped me obtain a wide range of technical knowledge in welding applications and procedures. Both welding and NDT are highly utilized in the construction and manufacturing industry around the world. Already at the young age of 20 I’ve been provided opportunities around the state that I feel well prepared for because of the courses I have taken in this program. I feel confident to perform welding procedures in thermal cutting processes, Ultrasonic Testing as an entry level technician, Radiography and other NDT methods.

Tia Thompson
NDT student

NDT occupational endorsement certificate program curriculum

Nondestructive testing courses examine metallic components or weldments to locate and evaluate discontinuities. Topics include liquid dye penetrant (PT), magnetic particle (MD), eddy current (ET), radiographic (RT) and ultrasonic testing (UT) methods. Qualification in each NDT method is based on general, specific and practical examinations administered as prescribed in the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A.

Top classes for NDT majors

  • Radiographic Testing
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Ultrasonic Testing