Nondestructive 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 (AAS) 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 

Ultrasonic Testing

Phased Array Ultrasonics

Eddy Current Testing

Liquid Penetrant Testing

Magnetic Particle Testing

Visual Inspection

Radiographic Film Interpretation


Metallurgy Testing: Charpy, Tensile, Hardness and PMI

Welding Inspection

Pressure Vessel Inspection

Piping Inspection

Career Opportunities

Graduates of San Jacinto College’s NDT technology program may find employment as:

  • NDT Technicians in: VT, PT, MT, UT, ET, RFI;
  • UT Flaw Sizing and Phased Array Inspectors;
  • AWS - Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI);
  • API Inspectors - API 510, API 570;
  • Quality Technicians, Inspectors, or Managers; and
  • Metallurgical, Corrosion, or Coating Technicians.

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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