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Non-Destructive Testing Program Overview

In Universal Technical Institute's (UTI) Advanced Non-Destructive Testing Technician program, students are introduced to the primary areas of non-destructive testing: eddy current, visual penetrant, magnetic particle and ultrasound and radiography. This training prepares them for entry-level work in a variety of industries, from oil and gas and manufacturing to power generation and aviation.1

Most of our grads start out working as entry-level technicians or in other entry-level roles. As with any industry, over time, you may be able to advance in your career with experience and hard work.

Some entry-level roles include non-destructive testing technician, quality control technician and inspector. Some advanced roles include industrial radiographer, NDT/NDE technician level I, RT assistant/helper, QC/QA inspector and QC/QA inspector assistant.77

9 months

From start to finish

800+ hours

Time spent in the lab

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Technician Training

Non-destructive testing technicians are responsible for ensuring that products coming out of a factory meet the specifications set by the company. A majority of work being maintenance on existing equipment including: off-shore, refineries and more. They inspect products to ensure their structural and visual components are up to standard, which helps increase customer satisfaction.

The nine-month Advanced NDT Technician program provides an introduction to the non-destructive testing industry and prepares you to apply for entry-level positions in the field. Once employed, graduates will work with their employer to test and obtain on-the-job training (OJT) hours in the field.1

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Courses

Your courses will cover essential topics in the NDT industry. They start with the basics, so no prior experience is required. Plus, classroom training hours meet the requirements of ANSI/ASNT CP-189 and ASNT SNT-TC-1A standards.

  • Visual Theory and Application I & II
  • Penetrant Theory and Application I & II
  • Eddy Current Theory and Application I & II
  • Magnetic Particle Theory and Application I & II
  • Ultrasound Theory and Application I & II
  • Radiation Safety

Invest in Your Future

Quality control and inspections are important steps taken by industries nationwide. Employers are looking for non-destructive testing technicians with the right education.1


Median annual salary* for non-destructive testing technicians62
*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.


Projected total NDT technician employment in the U.S. by 203276

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