Radiographic Inspection is a modality of non-destructive testing that uses ionizing radiation to inspect materials and components with the objective of locating and quantifying defects and degradation in material properties that would lead to the failure of engineering structures. It plays an important role in the science and technology needed to ensure product quality and reliability.
Industrial Radiography uses either X-rays, produced with X-ray generators, or gamma rays generated by the natural radioactivity of sealed radionuclide sources. Neutrons can also be used. After crossing the specimen, photons are captured by a detector, such as a silver halide film, a phosphor plate, flat panel detector or CdTe detector. The examination can be performed in static 2D (named radiography), in real time 2D (fluoroscopy), or in 3D after image reconstruction (computed tomography or CT). It is also possible to perform tomography nearly in real time (4-dimensionnal computed tomography or 4DCT). Particular techniques such as X-ray fluorescence (XRF), X-ray diffractometry (XRD), and several other ones complete the range of tools that can be used in industrial radiography.
Inspection techniques can be portable or stationary. Industrial radiography is used in welding, casting parts or composite pieces inspection, in food inspection and luggage control, in sorting and recycling, in EOD and IED analysis, aircraft maintenance, ballistics, turbine inspection, in surface characterisation, coating thickness measurement, in counterfeit drug control, etc.
Once a student has completed their program successfully and completed their DIRECT PATH apprenticeship they will be awarded a special Industry Certifications and Diploma from the Academy.
O.S.H.A. Safety Standard
Class Hrs: 10
Presents basic safety concepts and explains the difference between regulatory compliance and best practices. Introduces OSHA and describes how accidents and their associated costs affect everyone on a job site. Describes the OSHA focus on four hazards. Discusses the selection and use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Describes fire protection and prevention. Provides an overview of the hazards and safeguards associated with hot and cold weather work, walking and working surfaces, and tools.
First Aid Safety & CPR
Class Hrs: 8
Nationally recognized, and each attendee will receive a 2-year certification card. Certification cards are either, American Heart Association, ASHI- American Safety and Health Institute, or, AERT –American Emergency Response Training Certification.
Communications, Banking, & Business
Class Hrs: 8
The construction professional communicates constantly. The ability to communicate skillfully will help to make you a better worker and a more effective leader. This module provides guidance in listening to understand, and speaking with clarity.and it also provides techniques and guidelines that will help you to improve your writing skills. It explains how to use and understand written materials.
Our Banking and Business skills are provided and sponsored by BMO Harris Banking professionals
Intro to Material Handling
Class Hrs: 8
Lifting, stacking, transporting, and unloading material on a job site. Whether performing these tasks manually or with the aid of specialized equipment, workers must follow basic safety as brick, pipe, and various supplies are routine tasks guidelines to keep themselves and their co-workers safe. This module provides guidelines for using the appropriate PPE for the material being handled and using proper procedures and techniques to carry out the job.
Class Hrs: 8
Identifies and explains the different types of fillet weld, groove weld, and non-destructive examination symbols. Explains how to read welding symbols on drawings, specifications and Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS)
Basic Employment & Skills/Resume Writing/Apprenticeship Prep
Class Hrs: 20
Becoming gainfully employed in the construction industry takes more preparation than simply filling out job applications. It is essential to understand how the construction industry and potential employers operate. Your trade skills are extremely important, but all employers are also looking for those who are eager to advance and demonstrate positive personal characteristics. This module discusses the skills needed to pursue employment successfully.