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Non-Destructive Testing

Non-Destructive Testing



What does a Non-Destructive Technician do?

A nondestructive technician tests structures, vehicles or vessels without destroying it. They may also test engines or other mechanical components, and storage or transport containers, structures like bridges, tunnels piping, tanks and vessels, containers and pipelines and processing plants.

What is the average salary?

Average wage $15.61—28.96/hr or
$57,807 annually for level 1, $83,739 annually for level 2, $103,991 annually for level 3 (based on experience and number of hours worked).

When is the training offered?
Training is offered in the evenings after work hours for your convenience!

Where is the training conducted?

River Parishes Community College

Three easy ways to Apply

  1. Visit our website to complete our on-line workforce application
  2. Visit our campus at 925 W. Edenborne Parkway, Gonzales, LA 70737
  3. Call for enrollment services at 225-743-8500 or 225-281-6336


Non-Destructive Testing Modules (NDT)

Intro to NDT / Professional Development – 12 hr module $120

Industrial Radiation Safety for Radiographers – 40 hr module $500

Radiographic Testing Level I – 40 hr module $500

Radiographic Testing Level II – 40 hr module $500

Radiographic Film Interpretation – 20 hr module $250

Visual Testing Levels I & II – 24 hr module $300

Liquid Penetrant Testing Levels I & II – 16 hr module $250

Magnetic Particle Testing Level I & II – 24 hr module $300

Ultrasonic Testing Level I – 40 hr module $500

Ultrasonic Testing Level II – 40 hr module $500

LADEQ Industrial Radiography State Test Prep Class – 20 hr module $250

Positive Material Identification (PMI) – 24 hr module $300

Profile Radiography – 24 hr module $300

TABE Assessment in Mathematics – 2 hr test, Free with Registration

Industrial Math Prep for NDT – Free with Registration

Bundle offered with a 20% discount

Total Price for ENTIRE Bundle is $3,600


Requirements and Suggestions

  • All students are required to take the TABE test before entry into the NDT Program
  • Students are also encouraged to join the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) and attend the local ANST Atchafalaya Section meetings during their training to obtain industry knowledge and meet prospective employers
  • Students are highly encouraged to obtain their “TWIC Card” and/or “Security Passport” for work requiring entry into manufacturing facilities