Become an integral part of assuring the safety and integrity of community infrastructure, components and structures that are built or are in service in society. Learn about materials and specific testing methods in order to examine cars, trains, airplanes, spacecraft, towers, bridges, ships, power plants and amusement park rides to identify and analyze possible defects.
With training and education in non-destructive evaluation you will be well-prepared to begin a career testing and evaluating components for internal or external flaws, using ultrasonic, radiographic, magnetic and many other methods, allowing people to live and work in a safe environment.
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To help students succeed in programs with remote learning requirements, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified minimum technology recommendations. While these are not program requirements, these suggestions will help ensure students have the right tools to support a quality remote learning experience.
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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 (OACETT).
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.
As a graduate, you will also be eligible for OACETT membership.
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyDC.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change. Please note that as a result of COVID-19 the 2023-2024 program of study may be modified to accommodate program delivery changes.
Durham College also offers degree completion opportunities with a number of Canadian and international institutions. Sample diploma-to-degree opportunities include:
Please visit our pathways page to learn more about how you can transfer your credits towards a degree
To help students have the best remote learning experience possible, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified technology recommendations for each program based on course needs and software requirements. While not required, students may want to consider these suggestions if they are purchasing a computer or laptop for the upcoming academic year.
Storage: 256GB SSD
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Education x64 SP1
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 11 or Google Chrome (newest version) or Firefox (newest version)
Network Adapter: 802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adapter
Camera: Webcam/built-in camera
Questions regarding technology recommendations can be directed to the IT Service Desk or the school office.