Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Technician School (MIAT)

Get trained to become a non-destructive testing (NDT) technician in less than a year.1

A new career path starts here

Take 60 seconds and find out how you can get trained.

Step of
What kind of training are you interested in? Required
Change program to see other campuses.
First Name Required
Last Name Required
Zip Required
Phone Number Required
Email Required
<p>By submitting this form, I agree that MIAT College of Technology, Universal Technical Institute, Inc., Custom Training Group, Inc. and their representatives may email, call, and / or text me with marketing messages about educational programs and services, as well as for school-related communications, at any phone number I provide, including a wireless number, using prerecorded calls or automated technology. I understand that my consent is not required to apply, enroll or make any purchase. I further understand and agree that I may instead call MIAT at 1-800-477-1310 for Canton, MI and 1-888-547-7047 for Houston, TX or UTI at 1-800-913-7524 to request admission information. I understand that if I do submit this form, I may unsubscribe within marketing emails or opt-out of text messages at any time by replying “STOP.” Standard text message and data rates may apply.<br /><br />By submitting this form, I further understand and agree that all information provided is subject to UTI’s Privacy Policy available at <a href='~/privacy-policy'></a> and UTI's SMS Terms and Conditions available at <a href='~/sms-terms-conditions'></a>.</p>

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Technician School (MIAT)

Get trained to become a non-destructive testing (NDT) technician in less than a year.1

Non-Destructive Testing Program Overview

In MIAT’s Non-Destructive Testing program, students are introduced to the primary areas of non-destructive testing: eddy current, visual penetrant, magnetic particle, and ultrasound and radiography. This training prepares them for entry-level work in a variety of industries, from oil and gas and manufacturing to power generation and aviation.1

Most of our grads start out working as entry-level technicians or in other entry-level roles. As with any industry, over time, you may be able to advance in your career with hard work.

Some entry-level roles include non-destructive testing technician, quality control technician and inspector. Some advanced roles include industrial radiographer, NDT/NDE technician level I, RT assistant/helper, QC/QA inspector and QC/QA inspector assistant.78

9 months From start to finish
800+ hours Time spent in the lab

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Technician Training

Non-destructive testing technicians are responsible for ensuring that products coming out of a factory meet the specifications set by the company. A majority of work being maintenance on existing Equipment including: off-shore, refineries, and more. They inspect products to ensure their structural and visual components are up to standard, which in turn helps increase customer satisfaction.

The nine-month Advanced NDT Technician program provides an introduction to the non-destructive testing industry and prepares you to apply for entry-level positions in the field.1 Once employed graduates will work with their employer to test and obtain on-the-job training (OJT) hours in the field.1

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Courses

Your courses will cover essential topics in the NDT industry. They start with the basics, so no prior experience is required.

  • Visual Theory and Application I & II
  • Penetrant Theory and Application I & II
  • Eddy Current Theory and Application I & II
  • Magnetic Particle Theory and Application I & II
  • Ultrasound Theory and Application I & II
  • Radiation Safety

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a non-destructive testing technician?

    Non-destructive testing (NDT) technicians are professionals trained in the discipline focused on the quality and serviceability of materials and structures.

  • What qualifications do you need to be an NDT technician?

    Becoming an NDT technician often requires the completion of a training program. You may also be required to have certain certifications. At MIAT, students are introduced to the primary areas of non-destructive testing, which when added to their on-the-job training (OJT) hours in the field will enable them to test and qualify for certification in that specific discipline.

  • How do I pursue a career in non-destructive testing?

    To become an NDT Technician, you must have hours in the classroom and on-the-job training (OJT) hours in the field. MIAT can provide the classroom hours, and upon graduation and securing employment your employer can provide the OJT.1
    *The employer is always the source of his or her “certs.”

Gain Skills That Will Last a Lifetime

Interested in pursuing a career in non-destructive testing?1 Now’s a great time to start your training. Click the request info link at the top of the page to connect with an Admissions Representative.


Nov 1, 2021, 10:46 AM