ERIC Number: ED057249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Nondestructive Testing and Inspection Processes Used In Industry with Implications for Program Planning in the Junior Colleges of Texas.
Stokes, Vernon L.
This study, the first of two parts, had two main purposes. The first was to obtain desirable subject matter for an instructional program in nondestructive testing through a survey of selected manufacturing and service companies in Texas, and the second was to determine the degree of emphasis that should be placed on each subject. Fifty-nine categories of business were represented in the sample population of 276. A questionnaire, which utilized a rating scale, was used for collecting the data which was analyzed by chi-square procedures at the .05 level. It was concluded that subject matter shown in the questionnaire should be retained and formulated into an instructional program in nondestructive testing and inspection. Because there is a shortage in this field, graduates of the proposed program will find positions, and their training will be reduced due to their knowledge and skills. It was recommended that program planners should incorporate the subject matter contained in the main areas of: penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current, ultrasonics, and radiographic nondestructive listing and inspection. A related document, the instructional program, is available as VT 014 417. (Author/GEB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.; North Texas State Univ., Denton.
Identifiers: Nondestructive Testing