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

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
Quality Control meets NDT technology in this theoretical and practical applied program of materials and equipment inspection, testing and evaluation
Overview

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 the Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation (opens in a new tab) website.

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

Program Coordinator

Applicants to the Quality Engineering Technician - Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Diploma program must have the minimum requirements for admission

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Grade 12 Mathematics, MAP4C ≥ 60%; or MCT4C; or any U or equivalent
    • Grade 11 or Senior Physics and Chemistry recommended
  • Program applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform mathematical calculations at a OSSD level of grade 12, and have an ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing in the English language at the grade 12 level.

Math minimum requirements are under review and may be subject to change. We strongly recommend MCT4C.

Graduate Certificate Issuance

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.

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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.

Academic Opportunities

For transfer opportunities, visit Pathways and Credit Transfer

Career Opportunities

The Quality Engineering Technician - Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Diploma program prepares students for long-lasting careers

  • Conduct regulated inspections for equipment monitoring and maintenance in critical industries such as nuclear power generation, civil aviation and the military.
  • Perform quality control inspection of incoming materials, fabricated parts and assemblies in the steel, automotive, general manufacturing and construction industries.
  • Provide consulting and inspection services for bridges, structures, lifting devices and pressure vessels.

Industries of Employment:

  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Power Generation – Thermal, Hydro, Solar and Nuclear
  • Oil and Gas – Upstream and Downstream
  • Pipeline – Construction and Maintenance
  • Petrochemical
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Materials and Metal Casting
  • Primary Metals
  • General Manufacturing

Occupational Categories:

  • Non-destructive Testing and Inspection Technician
  • Quality Assurance/Control Technician

Graduate Opportunities

Graduation Certificate Issuance - College Completion Standard

A Mohawk College Diploma will be issued to students who successfully meet the following college standards:

  1. Achieve a minimum grade of 70% in each NDE specific course.
  2. Maintain 100% attendance.

It is the responsibility of the student to apply to Mohawk College for their diploma after successfully meeting these requirements.

NDT Certification Agency Requirements - Eligibility for NDT Certification Exams

The CINDE is recognized by Canada's NDT Certification Agency as an NRCan Approved Training Organization (NATO). The NDT training courses delivered by CINDE meet the NRCan training requirements. Therefore students of the QA-NDE program are only eligible to apply for the NRCan written and practical certification exams by meeting the following requirements:

  1. Achieve a minimum grade of 70% for the NDE technique to be examined.
  2. Successfully complete all practical projects.
  3. Fulfill training hour requirements by achieving a 100% attendance record.
  4. NRCan vision requirements must be met.

It is the responsibility of the student to apply to the NRCan Certification Agency after successfully meeting these requirements. More information is available at: Natural Resources Canada (opens new window)

  • 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

Course Overview & Descriptions

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Fennell Campus
Sep 2016
Open
Co-op option
Cost

Estimated first year tuition and fees

$4,000‐6,000
$6,001‐8,000
$8,001+
Full Cost Breakdown