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Nondestructive Testing


Programs in nondestructive testing prepare people to use radioisotopes to test materials.

Nondestructive testing programs teach students about a variety of topics.

Nondestructive testing programs include topics such as:


Many community colleges and technical schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in nondestructive testing. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program at a community college usually takes two years of full-time study to complete. In some cases, students earn a certificate of completion for every test they master.

A few colleges and universities offer bachelor’s degrees in nondestructive testing. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program of study by getting your high school diploma or GED.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

This undergraduate program typically offers courses in the following subjects:

Things to Know

Nondestructive testing programs may be part of larger quality control programs.

Nondestructive testing may sometimes be called nondestructive inspection or nondestructive evaluation.

Many jobs in this field require a lot of writing and clear communication. Writing and speaking courses will develop your communication skills.

You may want to become certified by a professional organization.


King-Snohomish Area

Edmonds Community College

Tacoma Area

Clover Park Technical College

West Side Area

Skagit Valley College