Nondestructive Testing Certificate

Nondestructive testing (NDT) is the examination, test, or evaluation of a part without destroying or altering the part in any way, for the purpose of determining whether conditions exist that might have an effect on the usefulness of the part. The goal of this certificate program is to prepare students for employment as high-quality entry-level technicians within the diverse industries that NDT serves. This program will provide technical training in the inspection methods most commonly used in the industries in Southern and Seacoast NH: radiography (RT), ultrasonic (UT), and liquid penetrant (PT), as well as visual inspection. The NDT courses are developed using the American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Inc, and National Aerospace Standard (NAS) to meet formal training requirements. Industry certification as an NDT Technician must be provided by the employer. Requirements for certification as an NDT Technician include a specific number of classroom (formal) training for each inspection method, plus a specific number of hours of experience on the job. This program is designed to meet the requirements of classroom hours for level II technicians without previous level 1 certification. On the job experience must be completed after being hired by the company who will do the actual certification.


  1. Complete an application for the program.
  2. Provide proof of high school completion or equivalent.
  3. Provide an official copy of prior college transcripts if appropriate.
  4. MATH080G
  5. CIS107G or higher.
  6. College level reading.

Prior experience or knowledge of manufacturing is recommended.

This program includes work in manufacturing labs and requires participants to physically perform the functions of reaching, walking, climbing, and standing, safely lifting up to 20 lbs, the ability to hear equipment and alarms, and ability to visually inspect parts.

Transfer Credit Policy
In addition to Great Bay transfer credits policies, transfer of courses in the NDT program will be evaluated by the program coordinator on an individual basis.

Curriculum Recommendations
A higher level CIS course may be substituted for CIS110G Introduction to Computers. Recommended substitutes are CIS111G Computer Technologies and CIS156G Computer Applications in Business. A higher MATH course may be substituted for MATH145G Topics in Applied College Math.

First Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ACM120G Technical Blueprint Reading 1 2 2
Classroom 1, Lab 2, Total 2
MATH145G Topics in Applied College Mathematics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
MATH147G Topics in Applied College Mathematics Plus 5 0 5
Classroom 5, Lab 0, Total 5
NDT110G Introduction to Nondestructive Testing 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
CIS110G Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
CIS107G Essentials of Computer Literacy 2 4 4
Classroom 2, Lab 4, Total 4
ACM230G Manufacturing Ethics 1 0 1
Classroom 1, Lab 0, Total 1
Total Credits 13-15

Additional Coursework

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
ACM254G Quality Inspection and CMM Operator 3 2 3
Classroom 3, Lab 2, Total 3
Nondestructive Testing Methods (must take all three)
NDT212G Ultrasonic Inspection 3 2 4
Classroom 3, Lab 2, Total 4
NDT214G Radiographic Testing 3 2 4
Classroom 3, Lab 2, Total 4
NDT210G Liquid Penetrant Testing 1 2 2
Classroom 1, Lab 2, Total 2
Total Credits 13

Total Overall Credits : 26-28

Still not sure?

Contact one of the Program Faculty or an Admissions Representative to learn more about the program.