Nondestructive Testing (NDT) and Inspection is a fast-growing, diverse, high-paying industry. We do more than train you for a job, we prepare you for a career!
Our program offers students the training needed to enter the inspection and quality industry and the hours required for certification; with training that conforms to ASNT - American Society of Nondestructive Testing SNT-TC-1A Level II.
We offer a one-year certificate of technology, and a second year of advanced courses to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree or level 2 certificate. Courses are offered in the evenings and on Saturdays to accommodate your work schedule.
Job opportunities are diverse, so pick your industry. Graduates may work in industries such as: petrochemical, oil and gas, fabrication, welding, pipeline, turbines, aerospace, and more.
Courses in the program include nondestructive testing, weld inspection, metallurgy quality, metrology, and codes.
Eddy Current Testing
Liquid Penetrant Testing
Magnetic Particle Testing
Radiographic Film Interpretation
Graduates of San Jacinto College’s NDT technology program may find employment as:
- NDT Technician in: VT, PT, MT, UT, ET, RFI
- UT Flaw Sizing, Phased Array, FMC, TFM
- AWS - Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)
- API Inspector - API 510, API 570
- Quality Technician, Inspector or Manager
- Metallurgical, Corrosion or Coating Technician
Wages are based upon experience, skill level, testing method and a synergy of multiple certifications.
Average Wages Per Year:
Non-Destructive Testing Specialist (median): $59,556 per year 1
NDT Level I $57,8072
NDT Level II $83,7392
NDT Level III $103,9912
Certified Welding Inspector $64,0843
Quality Inspector $49,6944
API 510 Pressure Vessels Inspector $86,2115
API 570 Piping Inspector $72,3475
Source: Texaswages.com, Houston/The Woodlands/Sugar Land region, 2017.
American Welding Society Payscale, 2018
ASQ QP Fall 2017 Salary Survey
American Petroleum Institute Payscale, 2018
For additional information contact 281-478-2799.