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Directory of Educational Institutions Offering Courses in Nondestructive Testing : Junior Colleges

The following abbreviations are used:

AE Acoustic Emission Testing
ET Electromagnetic Testing
IR Infrared/Thermal Testing
LT Leak Testing
MT Magnetic Particle Testing
NR Neutron Radiographic Testing
PT Liquid Penetrant Testing
RT Radiographic Testing
UT Ultrasonic Testing
VA Vibration Analysis
VT Visual and Optical Testing

Junior Colleges

Amarillo College - PO Box 447 , Amarillo , TX 79178 . Contact: Ed Nolte; (806) 335-4390; fax (806) 335-4267; e-mail nolte-el@actx.edu ; Web site www.actx.edu . Offers an NDT program leading to an AAS degree. Includes practical and classroom instruction in ET, MT, PT, RT and UT. Students can select additional work in IR, VA, reliability/maintainability and aircraft composites.

Arizona Western College - 2020 S. Ave 8 E., PO Box 929 , Yuma , AZ 85366-0929 . Contact: Samuel Colton, Sr.; (928) 344-7570; (928) 317-6048; e-mail samuel.colton@azwestern.edu ; Web site www.azwestern.edu . NDT supplements welding and manufacturing processes technology; ET 6 h, MT 12 h, PT 15 h, RT 15 h, UT 15 h; AAS welding technology since 1967.

Brazosport College - 500 College Dr. , Lake Jackson , TX 77566-3199 . Contact: James R. Bailey; (979) 230-3307; fax (979) 230-3282; e-mail jbailey@brazosport.edu ; Web site www .brazosport.cc.tx.us.

College of the North Atlantic - Port Aux Basques Campus, PO Box 760 , Port Aux Basques, NL, Canada , A0M 1C0. Contact: John Molloy; (709) 695-3343; fax (709) 695-3582; e-mail john .molloy@cna.nl.ca ; Web site www.cna.nl.ca . NDT program for Level I and II training in MT, PT, RT and UT. Also offers private and group courses in MT, PT, RT and UT for Levels I/II/III. The NDT curriculum meets the training requirements for the CGSB-9712-2000, SNT-TC-1A and ISO standards. Also offers refresher courses and workshops via the National Certifying Agency of Canada. The college is a branch examination center of the CGSB certifying agency and operates as a fully equipped facility to administer certification in both theoretical and practical disciplines.

Contra Costa College - 2600 Mission Bell Dr. , San Pablo , CA 94806 . Contact: Elvoid Nelson, chair; (510) 235-7800 X4266; e-mail enelson @contracosta.cc.ca.us; Web site www.contracosta.cc.ca.us . Specific NDT program; ET 108 h, MT 24 h, PT 16 h, RT 108 h, UT 108 h, VT 24 h; state approved radiation safety program and CWI preparation class available; since 1959.

Cowley County Community College - 125 S. 2nd St. , Arkansas City , KS 67005 . Contact: Bruce Crouse, chair of the industrial technology department; (620) 441-5219; (800) 593-2222; fax (620) 441-5357; e-mail crouse@cowleycollege.com ; Web site www.cowley.cc.ks.us . AAS degree in NDT is available. Classes required for the AAS degree include: ET 90 h; IR 25 h; MT 45 h; PT 45 h; RT 120 h; UT 120 h; VT 45 h; radiation safety 45 h. Required related classes include: physics; technical mathematics; speech; English composition; industrial materials and processes; blueprint reading; economics. Classes available to industry on campus or on site include: Level II; Level III refresher; AWS CWI refresher; NDT facility audits.

Don Bosco Technical Institute - 1151 San Gabriel Blvd. , Rosemead , CA 91770 . Contact: Fred J. Padilla; (626) 940-2000; fax (626) 940-2001; e-mail fpadilla@boscotech.edu ; Web site www.boscotech.edu . High school program: NDT supplements materials science; ET 6 hours; MT 9; PT 7.5; RT 27 (incorporates radiation safety training); UT 27; foundry lab 18. Courses in mechanical testing and heat treating, materials characterization, chemical analysis. College program: certificates in radiography 120 h; ultrasonics 120 h; magnetic particle and penetrant 80 h; eddy current 40 h; weld testing 40 h; radiographic film interpretation 40 h; radiological health and safety 40 h; preparation for Level III, basic radiography, ultrasonics, magnetic particle and penetrant, 40 h each method.

Erie Community College North - 6205 Main St. , Williamsville , NY 14221 . Contact: (716) 634-0800; fax (716) 851-1429; Web site www.ecc.edu . NDT supplements AAS in materials science; MT 9 h; PT 9 h; RT 41 h; UT 9 h; radiation safety 7 h (incorporated in RT training). Co-op training available (5 students/year). Career planning program. 28 students per year.

John Tyler Community College - 13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy. , Godwin Hall G108G, Chester , VA 23831 . Contact: Darrell Coleman; (804) 706-5073; fax (804) 796-4359; e-mail dcoleman@jtcc.edu ; Web site www.jt.cc.va.us . NDT supplements engineering technology/welding; MT 3 h, PT 3 h, VT 6 h, related 18 h; 13 students per year; since 1967.

Linn-Benton Community College - 6500 SW Pacific Blvd. , Albany , OR 97321 . Contact: Seaton McLennan; (541) 917-4630; fax (541) 917-9632 or (541) 917-4608; e-mail mclenns@ml.lbcc.cc .or.us; Web site www.lbcc.cc.or.us . AAS and certificates in NDT. ET 40-80 h; MT 40 h; PT 40 h; RT 96 h; UT 96 h; VT 20-40 h; radiation safety 40 h. Related courses in metallurgy, weld processes, material strength, data acquisition and materials testing. Co-op training (60 students).

Los Angeles Trade Technical College - 400 W. Washington Blvd. , Los Angeles , CA 90015 . Contact: (213) 763-7323; fax (213) 763-5393; Web site www.lattc.cc.ca.us . NDT supplements building trades and chemical technology programs. Survey course in NDT. Career planning program available. Co-op training available.

Louisiana Tech University - Department of Electrical Engineering, PO Box 10348 , Ruston , LA 71272 . Contact: (318) 257-4921; fax (318) 257-4922; Web site www.latech.edu .

Moraine Valley Community College - 10900 S. 88th Ave. , Palos Hills , IL 60465 . Contact: William Klene; (708) 974-5583; fax (708) 974-0078; e-mail klene@morainevalley.edu ; Web site www.moraine.cc.il.us . AAS NDT technology (72 h). Certificate: ET 18 h, MT/PT 17 h, RT 24 h, UT 24 h. State approved radiation safety training program. Internships for all in AAS or certificate track students. Placement available. Since 1978.

North Harris College - NDE and Inspection Department, 2700 W.W. Thorne Blvd. , Houston , TX 77073 . Contact: Ron Theiss; (281) 618-5518; e-mail ronald.s.theiss@nhmccd.edu . Specific program: UT (first part) 96 h; UT (second part) 96 h; PT/MT 95 h; ET 96 h; testing 48 h; RT 48 h; CWI 48 h; standards 48 h. One year certificate and two year AAS degree; 80 to 100 students per semester; since 1991.

Northampton Community College - 3835 Green Pond Rd. , Bethlehem , PA 18020 . Contact: Bill Heins, program manager, materials and welding; (610) 691-2900; fax (610) 997-8894; e-mail wheins@northampton.edu ; Web site www.northampton.edu . Preparatory weld testing course for CWI test (60 h); MT 20 h; PT 12 h; RT 20 h; UT 80 h; VT 24 h. Also offers an 18 credit welding diploma consisting of 13 different welding processes where skill development and problem solving are high priorities. These courses can be used toward an AAS applied quality and standards degree that is transferable to a four year college. Placement assistance is provided to all graduates. Welder certification is also available.

Northwest College - 231 W. 6th St. , Powell , WY 82435 . Contact: Harold Elton; (307) 754-6156; fax (307) 754-6179; e-mail harold.elton@northwestcollege.edu ; Web site www.northwestcollege.edu . NDT supplements welding technology. Offers an AAS welding technology degree and skills certificates for welding technology, metal inert gas welding and tungsten inert gas welding.

Northwest Iowa Community College - 603 West Park, Sheldon , IA 51201 . Contact: Robert Hoting; (712) 324-5061; fax (712) 324-4136; Web site www.nwicc.cc.ia.us . Special emphasis in visual/optical and liquid penetrant (with an overview of radiography). Diploma program in welding offered with AWS or ASME certification. Job placement services available.

Northwest-Shoals Community College - PO Box 2545 , Muscle Shoals, AL 35662. Contact: Jim Bonner; (256) 331-5256; fax (256) 389-0222; e-mail ndt1@nwscc.cc.al.us ; Web site www.nwscc.cc.al.us . Emphasis on ET, RT, VT, optical methods, shearography and holography; IR, LT , MT , PT and VT 20 h; ET, RT and UT 150 h; shearography 80 h.

Palm Beach Community College - 4200 Congress Avenue , Lake Worth , FL 33461 . Contact: Gary Calloway; (561) 868-3547; e-mail callowag@pbcc.edu ; Web site www.pbcc.edu . This program prepares the student for entry level employment in a variety of occupations in the welding industry. The content includes communication skills, human relations, employability skills, safe and efficient work practices, reading blueprints, identifying metals and basic shop skills. Shop activities are an integral part of this program and provide instruction in the various processes and fabrication skills.

Pellissippi State Technical Community College - 10915 Hardin Valley Rd. , Knoxville , TN 37933-0990 . Contact: Mary Kocak; (615) 694-6512; fax (615) 694-6435; Web site www.pstcc.cc.tn.us . NDT is a course offering under the quality control option of the Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology. MT 3 h, PT 3 h, UT 4 h, VT 4 h. AAS, 50 students in QA; since 1991.

San Jacinto College - G.E. Ball Technical Building , 8060 Spencer Hwy. , Pasadena , TX 77505 . Contact: Steve Rowland; (281) 476-1501 X1689; fax (281) 478-2774; e-mail stephen.rowland@sjcd.edu ; Web site www.sjcd.cc.tx.us . Specific NDT program includes ET, MT, PT, VT, CWI and other instruction; standards and codes, intro to NDT, film interpretation; 140-200 students per year; since 1978. Contract courses are also available; placement available.

Sinclair Community College - 444 W. Third St. , Dayton , OH 45402 . Contact: Jim Houdeshell; (937) 512-2835; e-mail jim.houdeshell@sinclair.edu ; Web site www.sinclair.edu . The quality engineering technology department offers NDT classes in ET, MT, PT, RT and UT. These classes are designed to meet SNT-TC-1A requirements. An NDT supportive courses in process metrology is also offered. These courses are part of a one year certificate in quality engineering technology and a two year degree program in quality engineering technology. Job placement services are available for two year degree students.

Southeast Community College - Milford Campus, 600 State St. , Milford , NE 68405 . Contact: Randy Walbridge, program chair; (402) 761-8346 or (800) 933-7223 X8346; e-mail rwalbrid @southeast.edu; Web site www.southeast.edu . Specific NDT program; ET 220 h, MT 90 h, PT 80 h, RT 365 h, UT 330 h, VT 80 h. Radiation safety 50 h, related 775 h, AAS in NDT; since 1979.

St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley - Engineering and Technology Department, 3400 Pershall Rd., St. Louis, MO 63135-1499. Contact: Ashok Agrawal, chair, department of engineering technology; (314) 595-4308; fax (314) 595-2218; e-mail aagrawal@stlcc.edu ; Web site stlcc.cc.mo.us/fv/engtech . NDT taught as part of QC technology program; since 1973.

 





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