Apr 10, 2020  
PUBLISHED 2020-2021 Non-credit Catalog 
    
PUBLISHED 2020-2021 Non-credit Catalog

Introduction to Non-Destructive Testing


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Program Description


Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) is a very important component of many industries. Identifying potential mechanical and structural failures can save time, money and lives. For example, inspection and reporting must be carried out on equipment in the oil and gas, transportation and aviation industries, just to name a few. The Introduction to NDT program assists you to enter the growing NDT field by providing a basic overall knowledge of the inspection industry. This knowledge is a foundation for you to progress through all levels of inspection methods.

In Canada, NDT Certification is regulated by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB). There are three steps required to obtain CGSB Certification; 1 - training, 2 - work experience, and 3 - CGSB exams. These three steps are required for each level of certification in each method. The Introduction to NDT program at SAIT helps you to accomplish step 1 of this process - training, which prepares you to complete step 2 and step 3 after successful program completion.

Abbreviated Program Description


Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) is a very important component of many industries. Identifying potential mechanical and structural failures can save time, money and lives. For example, inspection and reporting must be carried out on equipment in the oil and gas, transportation and aviation industries, just to name a few. The Introduction to NDT program assists you to enter the growing NDT field by providing a basic overall knowledge of the inspection industry. This knowledge is a foundation for you to progress through all levels of inspection methods.

In Canada, NDT Certification is regulated by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB). There are three steps required to obtain CGSB Certification; 1 - training, 2 - work experience, and 3 - CGSB exams. These three steps are required for each level of certification in each method. The Introduction to NDT program at SAIT helps you to accomplish step 1 of this process - training, which prepares you to complete step 2 and step 3 after successful program completion.

Program Overview


Your Career

In today’s economy, the demand for qualified NDT Technicians is high. Travel opportunities may be available with many NDT service providers. Technicians may find work across Canada or internationally in a wide variety of industries including: pipeline and refinery, transportation, utilities, construction, manufacturing and maintenance.

To be successful as a Non-Destructive Testing Technician, you may need the following skills: the ability to work independently - often with little supervision, math skills, communication skills, attention to detail, ability to work flexible hours in varying locations, and the ability to physically maneuver a job site freely. 

Student Success

Strong skills in Math and English (written and verbal) preferred.

Credentials and Accreditation

After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT certificate in Introduction to Non-Destructive Testing.

There are no formal accreditation arrangements at this time. Please contact the School of Manufacturing and Automation for more information.

Your Career


Progression


You have up to five years to complete all certificate courses. You must meet the graduation requirements as they exist at the time you register for your first course (see AC.3.1.1 Grading and Progression).

Admission Requirements


There are no entrance requirements for this program. You can begin registering for courses anytime by clicking a course name or calling 403.284.7248. Once you have registered for at least one course and have a SAIT student ID number, consider filling out and submitting the Program Declaration Form to the Office of the Registrar. Contact information for the Office of the Registrar is located in the upper corner of the form.

Program Outcomes


Articulation Agreements


Program Licensing


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