Competency Credential
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About this program

Non-destructive testing (NDT) is widely used to guarantee the safety and durability of welds and all types of metal parts. Think about the airplane you took on vacation or the natural gas pipeline buried deep in the ground. 所有关节和工作部件的完整性至关重要. 这就是无损检测发挥作用的地方. In this four-course competency credential, you’ll train in cutting-edge labs. 探索最新的超声波技术. And master the process of finding defects in welds, pressure vessels, machinery, and other objects. 将这些急需的技能添加到你当前的职业发展中. Or pair with a degree in welding or aviation to open the door to even more opportunities.

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Hours earned towards the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) certification.




At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready 意味着采取更广泛的方法来培养沟通技巧, 激发合作, and encourages 探索艺术、历史和科学.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and 运用专业特有的概念、技能和方法.

  • 无损检测管理技术文件(QAL103)
  • Ultrasonic Testing I (QAL124)
  • 超声检测II (QAL224)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

基础是实践、智力和社交技能; communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.


Welding Lab Expanded

Get hands-on experience in one of the largest facilities in higher education, using industry-standard equipment just like you’ll see in the real world.

Tour Schedule

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Saturday, July 139 AM - 3 PM



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Admissions Office

Industry Partners


Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, 就业安置(通常在毕业前)和以后.

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Featured Video


This SkillsUSA produced video features the state champion Penn College welding team consisting of three female students who are helping to change America’s outdated ideas on manufacturing.

Student Life




Being a part of the AWS allows students to network and learn and sharpen the skills needed for a successful career in the welding industry.



Participation in SkillsUSA gives students a chance to compete in more than 80 national competitions. 


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Penn College News


Explore the possibilities of non-destructive testing in this short video. 美高梅棋牌娱乐 offers an associate degree in NDT and two competency credentials – one in ultrasonic inspection and the other in radiographic inspection. In this “virtual tour,了解更多关于这个激动人心的领域, look inside Penn College’s lab spaces and see students using the up-to-date instrumentation.



美高梅棋牌娱乐 is providing career pathways for individuals who wish to safeguard critical aspects of society. The college is offering an associate degree and competency credentials in non-destructive testing. “当美高梅棋牌娱乐开始这个项目时, 有很多公司来找美高梅棋牌娱乐说, 美高梅棋牌娱乐将雇用所有从这个项目毕业的人. We’re just desperate for trained NDT inspectors,’” recalled Bradley M. 工程技术学院院长韦伯说.



作为PAsmart“推进K-12计算机科学”的一部分 & STEM Education” grant received by 美高梅棋牌娱乐 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 24 middle school educators recently convened on campus for a weeklong hands-on externship.

Student Experience




Members of the college’s 美国焊接学会 student chapter and faculty advisor recently volunteered their time and expertise to craft and install a 6-by-9-foot “tree of life” metallic sculpture at a former church.

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More Information

  • A competency credential must be completed within three years of enrollment in the credential.
  • 非传统信贷,比如考试学分, work/life experience, and transfer credit is limited to one third of the total credits in the credential. Two thirds of the requirements must be completed by course enrollment.
  • Students must earn a grade of ‘C’ or better in each course to merit the credential.

Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, 包括:考试学分, articulation, 高中时获得的能力证明, work/life experience, 先修课程.

Visit the 其他信贷选择 page for requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

Penn College offers 美国焊接学会 (AWS)认证测试.


学生应复习 Welding Tools & Supplies 决定他们需要购买什么工具和物资. The Welding department realizes that some students may not need to purchase the entire list of supplies. 这些学生可以联系 School Office 为采购他们的用品提供指导. 学院商店可以提供完整的工具包.


  • 真皮工作鞋(可选配安全脚趾)
  • Safety glasses
  • 带有10号镜头的焊接头盔
  • 切割护目镜#5镜头
  • Welding jacket
  • Welding gloves (SMAW & GTAW)

个人防护装备 and tools are available for purchase through The College Store .

  • Mr. 罗伯特·布劳泽,96年,00年, 运营副总裁, GSM Industrial
  • Mr. Richard A Conrad, Jr., '02, 现场应用工程师,霍巴特/米勒电气
  • Mr. Jacob D Fisher, '10, Plant Manager,高钢结构有限责任公司.
  • Mr. Eric F Geier, '17, 营运领导轮转未来领导, Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • Mr. Matthew Hillyer, Welding Engineer,江森自控海军系统公司
  • Mr. Wayne A Leone, Welder Training & Testing for Susq. Nuclear Power Plant, PP&L
  • Mr. Michael Sebergandio, 01年,03年 质量工程师-焊接, Case New Holland
  • Mr. Brian A Thompson, Owner, Jasper Steel Works, LLC
  • Mr. Richard Wagoner, 首席施工培训负责人, UGI Utilities
  • Mr. Dave Watson, Sales Engineer, Lincoln Electric
  • 招聘会联系


    宾大的毕业生需求量很大. 雇主参加招聘会就是证明. 吸引超过400家机构, this popular event is hosted twice per year and introduces students to all types of businesses from startups to Fortune 500 companies.