CPCC’s Non-Destructive Examination Technology program to offer online training

last modified Mar 04, 2015 11:00 AM

Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) Non-Destructive Examination Technology (NDET) program has added two online training courses to its already impressive list of class offerings – Introduction to NDE and Visual Testing. These additions make CPCC the only community college in the Southeast to offer online NDET training programs to professionals seeking an easier, more flexible and convenient way to learn a variety of NDET fundamentals.

The online programs bring together CPCC’s quality NDET curriculum and 180 Skills LLC’s innovative technology. Together, this powerful combination will create unique training courses that will not only introduce professionals to NDET terminology, processes and applications, but also define for them the advantages and disadvantages of using various NDET methods.

“We’re excited about the addition of our new online courses which will allow students to learn on their schedule and master the content at their pace,” said Jay Potter, dean of CPCC’s Harper Campus. “Thanks to 180 Skills LLC, we are better equipped to help build stronger NDET teams across the region, providing Charlotte business and industry with a more skilled employee pool that is capable of improving their business processes and developing quality products.”

”The combination of the CPCC NDET curriculum with the 180 Skills online learning technology enables CPCC to deliver world-class content to a global audience,” said Joe Kitterman, CEO of 180 Skills. “It’s exciting to be a part of education innovation that is focused on increasing student outcomes.”

Non-Destructive Examination Technology or NDET is a form of examining a material or part without damaging the component. NDET methods are used to find hidden imperfections, flaws or damage. These are then compared to standards, established by sound engineering principles, to determine if the part can continue in service. NDET often is a routine part of design, manufacture and in-service testing performed to better establish and assess the reliability of a component in its design function.

The Introduction to NDE course is a 40-hour class that gives students access to the materials for six months, either on their computer, iPad or mobile device. The curriculum focuses on NDET materials and material failures, manufacturing systems and processes, the testing of material properties, and NDET process methods, including fracture mechanics.

“Given the course content, this training is perfect for managers, supervisors, engineers, quality inspectors, procurement, source inspectors and technical personnel involved within the NDET field,” said Dick Hooper, chair of CPCC’s NDET program. “We look forward to hosting all of these individuals on our campus and helping them build a stronger, more robust NDET foundation.”

Students may enroll in the online, 40-hour Visual Testing class, which includes a separate on-site practicum. During this class, students may apply industry theories and knowledge to hands-on learning experiences, providing each of them with a greater understanding of NDE concepts and principles.

The cost of CPCC’s new Introduction to NDET online training course is $495. The Visual Testing class is $695, and the practicum is $595. To learn more, please visit www.cpcc.edu/ndet/onlinetraining. To register, call 704.330.4223.

About CPCC

Central Piedmont Community College is one of the largest community colleges in the Carolinas, offering nearly 300 degree, diploma and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. CPCC responds to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies. Established in 1963, CPCC has provided more than 50 years of service to Mecklenburg County residents, business and industry. For more information, see www.cpcc.edu.

About 180 Skills LLC

180 Skills is an online Career and Technical Education company that creates and delivers interactive education to colleges and companies around the globe. With a library of over 600 courses and 1,000 hours of education, 180 Skills enables career seekers to gain the skills they need to attain meaningful employment in the least amount of time.180 Skills programs are delivered at over 25 Community and Technical Colleges. Gradates of these programs are now employed at over 100 U.S. Manufacturing companies including The Boeing Company, Bombardier, Spirit Aerostructures, Cessna and HondaJet.