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River Parishes Community College


Academics at River Parishes Community College

River Parishes Community College, Academic Affairs, includes all technical and transfer credit programs, library services, and college-wide institutional effectiveness. Academic Affairs supports the mission of RPCC through providing leadership, quality service, and instruction that leads to technical certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees for transfer or the workforce.

  1. Academic Programs
  2. Academic Calendars
  3. Catalog and Student Handbook
  4. Online Bookstore
  5. Transfer Resources
  6. Transfer and Articulation
  7. RPCC Canvas

Non-Destructive Testing

A non-destructive technician tests the integrity of structures, equipment, vessels, and piping without destroying them. They also test mechanical and structural components for transport structures like piping, bridges, and tunnels, as well as container systems in processing plants such as pipelines, tanks, and vessels.


Average wage $15.61 – $28.96 per hour
Based on experience and hours/conditions worked.

$57,807 per year for Level I
$83,739 per year for Level II
$103,991 per year for Level III

Non-Destructive Testing Courses

Intro to NDT Careers & Profession 12 hr. module FREE
Industrial Radiation Safety 40 hr. module $500
Radiographic Testing Level I 40 hr. module $500
Radiographic Testing Level II 40 hr. module $500
Radiographic Film Interpretation 30 hr. module $400
Profile Radiography 30 hr. module $400
LADEQ Industrial Radiography Exam Prep 30 hr. module $250
Visual Testing Levels I & II 30 hr. module $400
Liquid Penetrant Testing 30 hr. module $400
Magnetic Particle Testing 30 hr. module $400
Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement 40 hr. module $500
Materials Analysis (PMI, Ferrite, Hardness) 64 hr. module $800

Register Now

1. Join the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT) and attend the local meetings to network with industry professionals and potential employers.
2. Get your TWIC card.