Non-Destructive Testing Technology

Program Information

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.

Test Methods 


Phased Array

Eddy Current Testing

Liquid Penetrant Testing

Magnetic Particle Testing

Visual Inspection

Radiographic Film Interpretation






Career Opportunities

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

Earning Potential

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

For additional information contact 281-478-2799.


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