Nondestructive Testing

NDT student doing inspection

Inspect. Interpret. Evaluate.

Cowley College’s Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) program is a unique opportunity to explore the career fields of nondestructive testing and quality control. With demand for quality control and NDT increasing rapidly across a wide range of sectors, this program provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to configure, calibrate and work with advanced testing equipment and testing methods. Our streamlined training pathway is designed to meet the urgent needs of many industries.

Once you’ve successfully completed our NDT program, you’ll be confidently ready for a career in quality control. Practical training is a key component of our program. Our training focuses on equipment setup, calibration and careful interpretation of inspection information and data. You’ll learn how to manage different nondestructive test methods while following strict codes, standards and specifications.

Education at Cowley College isn’t just about the classroom. It’s about a community where you’ll be engaged, challenged, and inspired to make a difference in the world around you. With close to 20 clubs and hundreds of activities to choose from, there’s something for everyone at Cowley. We’re also proud to offer a variety of scholarship opportunities to our students based on academic merit, talent, interest, or need.

Our comprehensive program provides an associate of applied science (AAS) degree in non-destructive testing, allowing you to enter the workforce directly or meet transfer criteria for advanced degree programs. Here’s a look at what you’ll learn:

  • Introduction to Nondestructive Testing
  • Visual Inspection
  • Precision Measurements NC3*
  • Codes and Practices
  • Magnetic Particle and Liquid Penetrant Testing
  • Industrial Materials
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Radiation Safety Radiographic Testing (I, II, III)
  • Ultrasonic Testing (I, II, III)
  • Eddy Current Testing (I, II)
  • Advanced NDT Methods
Weekly Program Tours
Tuesdays 10 am to 12 pm
Thursdays 10 am to 12 pm

Contact Us


Walker Technology Building

Walker Tech Building
209 South 4th Street
Arkansas City, KS 67005

Mulvane Technology Center

Technical Education Center
201 Industrial Drive 
Mulvane, KS 67110

student studying on laptop

This program can be completed online.

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Kansas residents can earn scholarship dollars to cover expenses and learn for free by completing an eligible associate degree or certificate under the Kansas Promise Act Scholarship. Contact the Scholarships Department to find out more about the Kansas Promise Act Scholarship.

Available ALL online

This program can be completed ALL online through Cowley Online.

For face-to-face classes, visit our locations for more information.



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