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In MIAT’s Advanced Non-Destructive Testing 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 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.78
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 in turn 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.1 Once employed graduates will work with their employer to test and obtain on-the-job training (OJT) hours in the field.1
Your courses will cover essential topics in the NDT industry. They start with the basics, so no prior experience is required.
Quality control and inspections are important steps taken by industries nationwide. Employers are looking for non-destructive testing technicians with the right education.1
*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.
Non-destructive testing (NDT) technicians are professionals trained in the discipline focused on the quality and serviceability of materials and structures.
Becoming an NDT technician often requires the completion of a training program. You may also be required to have certain certifications. At MIAT, students are introduced to the primary areas of non-destructive testing, which when added to their on-the-job training (OJT) hours in the field will enable them to test and qualify for certification in that specific discipline.
To become an NDT Technician, you must have hours in the classroom and on-the-job training (OJT) hours in the field. MIAT can provide the classroom hours, and upon graduation and securing employment your employer can provide the OJT.1
*The employer is always the source of his or her “certs.”
1) UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
2) For program outcome information and other disclosures, visit www.uti.edu/disclosures for UTI and www.miat.edu/disclosures for MIAT.
10) Financial aid, scholarships and grants are available to those who qualify. Awards vary due to specific conditions, criteria and state.
62) The Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Program prepares graduates for entry-level positions using the provided training, primarily as non-destructive testing technicians. Estimated annual salary is for Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other as published in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May 2022 Occupational Employment and Wages. Entry-level salaries are lower for graduates. UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary. Graduates’ achievements may vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on economic factors, personal credentials, work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer, and their compensation programs. Some graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than as non-destructive testing technicians, such as quality control technicians and inspectors. Salary information for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is available at https://lmi.dua.eol.mass.gov/lmi/OccupationalEmploymentAndWageSpecificOccupations#. Salary information for North Carolina: The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the hourly median wage for skilled non-destructive testing technicians in North Carolina is $33.29 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, May 2022 Occupational Employment and Wages, Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other). The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not publish entry-level salary data. However, the 25th and 10th percentile of hourly earnings in North Carolina are $24.51 and $18.40, respectively.
76) The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that total national employment for Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other will be 78,900 by 2031. See Table 1.2 Employment by detailed occupation, 2021 and projected 2031, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, viewed October 13, 2022. UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
78) MIAT is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. MIAT prepares graduates for entry-level careers using the provided training. MIAT graduates’ achievements may vary. Some MIAT graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than those listed.
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