NDE Program: Degrees, Diplomas, & Certificates

AAS Degree Program

Admissions and other requirements for the Associate Degree program are similar to those for other Technology Careers, with some additions.

  • Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • A CPCC placement test in English and Mathematics is required. Developmental classes in Mathematics and English courses are available for students to build basic skills and knowledge.
  • A counseling/orientation appointment follows placement testing.

Diploma Program

The Nuclear Plant Inspection Diploma focuses on the Ultrasonic testing method, specifically as it relates to nuclear power plant piping welds examined during construction and in-service inspections. Students will gain knowledge of the nuclear industry’s Performance Demonstration (PD) examination for the detection and sizing of defects in welds, heat affected zones and base materials. This diploma prepares the student to be successful when taking a PD examination in accordance with ASME Section XI, Appendix VIII, Supplement 3. These PDs are not part of this curriculum course and are administered by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Charlotte, N.C.

  • Gainful employment information available HERE

 

Certificate Program

Certificates are offered as an integral part of the degree program.  Additionally, these certificates can be earned individually in several specific NDE methods such as UT, RT, PT, etc.

Gainful Employment Information available for the following certificate:

  • Advanced Nuclear Plant UT Inspection of Ferritic & Stainless Steel Piping Welds HERE

You can see the exact class offerings as well as what is offered each semester [HERE]

Suggested Course Sequence

Your program advisor will be able to work out a specific plan that fits your needs. We have provided a suggest sequence of classes. Please contact your specific advisor and inquire about what plan of study is the best for you.

COURSE SEQUENCE BY SEMESTER
FOR CPCC NDET AAS DEGREE A50350
First Semester Courses Semester/Year __________/_________
Course Number/Title
Class
Lab
Work/
Exp.
Credits
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I
2
2
0
3
NDE 110 Intro to Nondestructive Examination
3
0
0
3
NDE 112 Materials and Processes
3
0
0
3
ENG 111 Expository Writing
3
0
0
3
WLD 141 Symbols and Specifications
2
2
0
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
0
0
3
Totals =
16
16
0
18
Second Semester Courses Semester/Year __________/_________
Course Number/Title
Class
Lab
Work/
Exp.
Credits
PHY 131 Physics-Mechanics
3
2
0
4
NDE 121 Principles of Ultrasonics (UT)
3
3
0
4
NDE 141 Surface Testing (VT/PT)
2
2
0
3
NDE 151 Electromagnetic Testing (MT/ET)
2
2
0
3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
2
2
0
3
Totals =
16
16
0
17

Third Semester Courses Semester/Year __________/_________

Course Number/Title
Class
Lab
Work/
Exp.
Credits
NDE 122 Angle Beam Examination
3
3
0
4
NDE 131 Principles of Radiography (RT)
3
2
0
4
NDE 252 Eddy Current Testing (ET)
1
2
0
2
COM 110 Introduction to Communication
3
0
0
3
Technical Elective
3
Technical Elective
3
Totals =
10
16
0
19
Fourth Semester Courses Semester/Year __________/_________
Course Number/Title
Class
Lab
Work/
Exp.
Credits
NDE 221 UT Industrial Applications
3
3
0
4
NDE 132 RT Industrial Applications
2
3
0
3
NDE 210 NDE Procedure Development
2
2
0
3
COM 231 Public Speaking
3
0
0
3
Technical Elective
3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
3
0
0
3
Totals =
16
8
20
19
Total Credit Hours - 73