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Cowley Offers Only online AAS Degree Program for NDT in the World

December 1, 2010
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Offering the only online AAS degree program for Nondestructive Testing in the world, Cowley College is providing students with an opportunity to take the fast track to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nondestructive Testing.

Instead of the traditional two-year program, students can complete this degree in 16 months.

The degree requires 66 credit hours that include 48 required technical hours and 18 general education hours. The program consists of completely online course work except for the final two to three weeks for on-campus practical training.

"It will be a great thing for the focused, driven student who does not have time to meet on campus," Nondestructive Testing instructor Joe Clasen said.

A group of six to 12 students will start and complete the accelerated NDT program as a unit. The schedule is defined for a methodical progression through the core, technical courses for each cohort for each semester. The courses are scheduled to ensure that the program will be completed in 16 months.

Degree curriculum exceeds requirements recommended by the Society for Nondestructive Testing document TC 1-A and the National Aerospace Standard 410 for classroom training.

Cowley’s Nondestructive Testing (NDT) program provides tremendous opportunities in safety and quality inspection.

NDT students develop the knowledge and skills required to perform sophisticated testing techniques such as eddy current, x-ray, liquid dye penetrant, magnetic particle and ultrasonic testing that are required in many different industry fields.

Regardless of your economic and employment status, this accelerated, online program offers tremendous advantages to someone serious about earning the credentials for an excellent career. Cowley College and Cowley College Online is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

The AAS in NDT will give individuals the qualifications to provide entry-level employment skills and knowledge required by business and industry.

Cowley’s instructors are recognized as among the best in their areas of expertise as classes in Nondestructive Testing began at the school in 1991. Aerospace in Kansas and refining/oil production to the south in Oklahoma created an industrial need for an NDT inspection program.

The convenience of taking courses online allows students to work while taking courses, and the accelerated format reduces the number of weeks it will take individuals to complete the program.

Cowley College's tuition base is considerably less than most academic and for-profit training institutions and financial aid is available to assist qualified students.

To learn more about the NDT program at Cowley College visit www.cowley.edu/departments/it/ndt/index.html   or contact Joe Clasen at 620-441-5579.

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