Careers with NDT Education and Quality Control Management

September 1, 2019

Besides getting a license and training for flying, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology offers an NDT education. This is an education in “Nondestructive Testing Technology” (NDT) diploma as well as a degree in “Quality Control Management Associate of Applied Science”.

You will learn

In this education, you learn testing done with quite new and sophisticated technology in order to examine material or an object in a way that does not compromise its usefulness in the future. Testers in nondestructive and quality control technicians are the detectives and scientists in with the manufacturing world. You learn to use this diagnostic testing in order to solve mysteries in a way that is non-invasive. 

Tulsa campus

Spartan’s AAS degree in this area is in Tulsa and students can finish this NDT program in a little as 11 months, and then continue and complete their degree training for 6 months in quality control management. 


This training can get you into a position where you can help with cost reduction, improvement of product reliability as well as accident prevention especially, in manufacturing. These are all key areas of importance to any company. 

NDT methods

There are various NDT test methods that a student will learn including:

  • Radiography
  • Liquid dye penetrant
  • Eddy current testing
  • Ultrasonic testing
  • Magnetic particle testing


NDT, as well as quality control measures, are important to the functioning every day of many companies. These analytical and test procedures are needed to ensure reliability and safety for a company, its people as well as its products. Autos, aircraft, bridges, power station, pipelines, trains, and oil platforms and refineries are all inspected with nondestructive test methods. 

Various industries

Quality Control and NDT methods are used in many different industries such as:

  • Aerospace
  • Construction
  • Aviation
  • Manufacturing
  • Railroads
  • Amusement parks

As you can see, this can lead you to a great career with many different companies with good benefits and salaries.