Short-Term NDT Testing Now Offered in Opelousas

The Corporate College division of South Louisiana Community College is now offering six-month training in Nondestructive Testing Technology Level 1 and 2 at SLCC’s Opelousas campus.

NDT students use non-invasive inspection methods such as ultrasound, radiography and many other inspection techniques to look inside a component or structure to determine if the component is acceptable for use or service. The program prepares students for careers in product testing, consulting, and inspection careers in engineering and quality assurance areas of industry.

NDT is used both as a service and as an integral part of manufacturing in many different industries. Manufacturing industries include: aircraft and aerospace, power generation, chemical and petrochemical, bridge and building fabrication/erection, independent testing laboratories, electronics and microelectronics, civilian defense and enlisted military, general manufacturing companies, historical renovation, infrastructure construction and maintenance, automotive, rail, marine, and large ship construction.

The cost of the program is $3,000. The typical salary range is $12.64 - $35.09 an hour. For upcoming class information, contact SLCC’s Corporate College at or (337) 521-9028.

SLCC is a comprehensive community college that serves more than 10,000 students annually and operates campuses in Abbeville, Crowley, Franklin, Lafayette, New Iberia, Opelousas, St. Martinville, and Ville Platte.