Nondestructive Examination Technology Program (NDE) Information Session
What is NDE?
Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) technology is a collection of industrial inspection methods in high demand in the manufacturing and maintenance industries. NDE technology is used in power generation (nuclear and fossil), transportation (aviation, ship building, railroads, bridges), petrochemical, manufacturing, construction, and many other industries.
Central Piedmont is the only college in North Carolina to offer an associate degree in NDE. We teach the six core methods:
- eddy current
- magnetic particle
- liquid penetrant
- visual testing
The industry has grown 12% over the last two years and is expected to grow by 26% over the next ten years. The median annual salary for a level I NDE technician is around $69,900.
A career in NDE suits people who like to work with their heads and hands. Career paths in NDE can range from technician, engineer, supervisor, manager, sales, or independent contractor.