Nondestructive Testing Technology

Nondestructive Testing Technology

Program Description

Our Nondestructive Testing Technology program will train you to examine parts using manual and computerized inspection technologies without destroying its integrity and usefulness. Our program is the only one in Nebraska and one of fewer than 10 in the nation.

When you graduate, you will work with non-invasive inspection methods such as ultrasound, radiography, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current and visual inspection techniques to test a component or structure to determine if it is acceptable for service or use. Nondestructive testing is used both as a service as well as being an integral part of manufacturing in many different industries.

Students entering this program may qualify for the Scott Pathway Scholarship

Awards Offered: A.A.S. Degree
Locations: Milford
Formats: In-Person
Start: Fall / Spring
Schedule: Full-Time / Part-time
Estimated Total Cost
$11,789 Associate of Applied Science

You can start the Nondestructive Testing Technology program in the Fall term. Follow these steps to finish your application:

  1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
  2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
  3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
  4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

Manufacturing Day | Month

Held annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) provides an opportunity to showcase manufacturing careers. As manufacturers seek to fill high-skill, high-tech and high-paying jobs, MFG Day empowers manufacturers, industries and SCC to come together to address collective challenges while engaging with communities and the workforce. Learn more.

You’re a Good Fit

You will be successful in our Nondestructive Testing Technology program if you:

  • are an active learner with excellent critical thinking skills
  • are detail-oriented, paying close attention to how a product or service works
  • has strong communications skills (both verbal and nonverbal) and is an active listener
  • have the ability to solve problems using deductive and inductive reasoning


Our Nondestructive Testing Technology program was developed with the cooperation of industry leaders to train technicians for aircraft and aerospace, power generation and utilities, chemical and petrochemical, defense and military, general manufacturing, and transportation. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting annual salary of $55,536. Career options in manufacturing engineering technologies include:

  • Assistant Technician
  • NDT Assistant
  • NDT Engineer
  • NDT Inspector
  • NDT Technician
  • NDT Trainee
  • Radiographer Assistant
  • Research and Development Specialist

For more information about the post-graduation achievements of SCC Graduates as well as average starting salaries, refer to the annual Graduate Report (PDF).

For information about the methodologies used to gather the post-graduation student achievement data contained in the annual Graduate Report, refer to the Institutional Research page or contact