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Nondestructive Testing


Nondestructive testing (NDT) is the process of inspecting, testing, or evaluating materials, components or assemblies for discontinuities, or differences in characteristics without destroying the serviceability of the part or system. In other words, when the inspection or test is completed the part can still be used. NDT is heavily utilized throughout the aviation industry and in most aircraft maintenance facilities due to its nondestructive nature, and because discontinuities and differences in material characteristics are more effectively found by NDT.

Students participating in this program will fulfill the academic requirements for Level II certification in the six inspection methods that are most widely used throughout the aviation and aerospace industry; Electromagnetic Testing (ET), Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT), Magnetic Particle Testing (MT), Radiographic Testing (RT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT), and Visual Testing (VT).

Restricted Enrollment Program: Students cannot self-enroll in NDT courses due to the high demand for this program. See the Aviation Program Assistant or Coordinator for more information.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


PCC Aviation Technology Center

Contact Information

Division of Applied Technology
Dean: 520.206.7134
Program Assistant: 520.206.5910


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, all others.  $48,403

Academic Options

Continue your studies by taking additional aviation certificates or the Aviation Technology AAS degree.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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