Magnetic particle Inspection (MPI) trains students to use small magnetic particles (i.e. iron filings) to detect flaws in components. For this method to be used the component must be made of ferromagnetic material such as iron, nickel, cobalt, or some of their alloys.
Liquid Penetrant Inspection (LPI) trains students to recognize surface flaws in components that appear as a result of capillary action. Flaws become apparent when a colored or fluorescent dye bleeds out of the component to reveal a crack in its surface.
Ultrasonic Testing (UT) trains students to use high frequency sound energy to conduct examinations and make measurements in materials to determine surface or internal cracks or flaws in the materials.
Radiography Testing (RT) trains students to send radioactive energy through a material enabling a negative (Photo) to be produced for that material illustrating internal flaws or cracks.
Eligibility for admission requires the applicant to meet one of the following academic criteria:
1. High School
High School Graduation
2. Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with General College Profile (or Business Related College Profile or Degree and Technical Profile). It is strongly recommended that courses include the following:
i. Mathematics 1102A, 1102B, 1102C and 2102A, 2102B, 2102C or 3102A, 3102B and 3102C
ii. Science 3101, 3102, 3103
3. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Trades
Comprehensive Arts and Science (Trades) Certificate
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, must be at least 19 years of age at the time of application and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission.
Time will be split between practical applications and the classroom throughout the program to assist the trainees in developing self-confidence/skills to carry out Non-Destructive Testing certification exams.
Graduates may find employment in the following areas: