This program will provide you with the education, training and practical experience necessary to begin a career in non-destructive evaluation/testing.
You will learn how to examine cars, trains, airplanes, spacecraft, towers, bridges, ships, power plants and amusement park rides without causing damage or impairment to their future use, hence the term non-destructive. You will also learn how testing in a non-destructive fashion is used to detect possible internal or external defects and examine the properties of an object.
This program is regulated by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) and provides eligibility to write certification exams upon graduation. A minimum 70 per cent is required in Introduction to Non-Destructive Testing, Mathematics for Technology II and Ultrasonic Testing I in order to be eligible for certification exams. Other Non-Destructive Testing courses will require a 70 per cent grade to be eligible for a training certificate.
As a graduate, you will also be eligible for membership in the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (acronym?).
Please note: Prospective students should consider whether or not they have a fear of confined spaces or heights when determining suitability for this field. Prior to certification exams, tests of visual acuity are required. Some organizations also require a police check prior to employment.