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Quality Engineering Technician - Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Diploma - 439/436

Program overview:
START DATE: September
PROGRAM STATUS: Open for September 2016
SCHOOL: Engineering Technology
PROGRAM NUMBER: 436 (Co-op), 439 (Non Co-op)
PROGRAM LENGTH: 2 academic years (periods of 8 months), plus optional Co-op
CAMPUS: Fennell Campus - Hamilton
CO-OP OPTION: Yes
ACCREDITATION: Ontario College Diploma
Campus September 2016
439 - Fennell Campus - Hamilton (Non Co-op) Open Open
436 - Fennell Campus - Hamilton (Co-op) Optional after Semester One

Quality Control meets NDT technology in this theoretical and practical applied program of materials and equipment inspection, testing and evaluation

Quality Engineering Technician - Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) is a two-year Ontario College Diploma program offered at Mohawk's Fennell Campus in Hamilton, Ontario.

Students in the Quality Engineering Technician - Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) program will explore theoretical and practical on-site non-destructive inspection and testing techniques that enable examination of parts, equipment or materials in a way that does not impair its usefulness.

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CINDE is a not-for-profit organization offering professional membership and education for NDT personnel. Written and practical exams can be attempted at CINDE's approved test centre.

For more information on certification, visit our Graduate Certificate Issuance and www.cinde.ca

Program Highlights

  • Learn the non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection techniques (magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, ultrasonics eddy current, radiography) for the non-intrusive examination of parts, equipment or materials in a way that does not impair their usefulness
  • Learn the safety procedures for industrial radiation sources
  • Evaluate the properties of materials from production to processing to detect defects. Use codes and standards from various industries as accept / reject criteria.
  • Detect material defects that could cause unreliable product or process performance or product failure
  • Apply visual inspection and quality assurance techniques used in the welding industry
  • Use codes, standards and specifications to evaluate technical problems, related to manufacturing or field environments
  • Calculate results and produce basic graphs and technical documents to report inspection results
  • This program prepares students to attempt the written and practical Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) NDT certification exams and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) exposure device operator exams

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Required Student Attendance

Student attendance will be documented by the applicable instructor in 1/4 hour increments. Student summary attendance records will be maintained for not less than five (5) years. 

Students must maintain 100% attendance and achieve a minimum grade of 70% in each course to meet the training hour requirements for the Canadian NDT Certification agency and to be eligible for a Mohawk College Diploma.

Graduate Opportunities

  • Graduates are eligible to register as associate members of the Association of Certified Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
  • This program prepares students to attempt the written and practical Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) NDT certification exams as administered by the NRCan NDT CB, and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) exposure device operator (EDO) exam

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