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Another Happy Graduate of AINDT!

Hey guys,

I just finished my first week and thought I'd share what it has been like. Of course, I'm just assisting on these for now, but once I get my certs, I'll be out there on my own doing this stuff.

Day 1: MT on welds for a piece to be used by a private space exploration company.

Day2: UT lamination scans on large steel plates used for construction of a new ferry.

Day 3: PT on welds for ferry construction; UT shear wave on pipe welds

Day 4: UT thickness gauging the hull of a small freighter

Day 5: UT thickness gauging safety pins on the top of a grain elevator (about 100 feet up, harnessed and dangling off the roof); MT on a repair weld for the boom of a cement truck

Never know what the day will hold for me, and I really like that. No RT, which is unfortunate. We've mostly got maritime customers, but it seems like there is quite a bit of railroad, construction, paper mill, and manufacturing customers, too.

It's a good gig. I'll let you know when another position opens up.

Thanks again for everything,

Morris
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NDT Training

Feb03 InspirationalAINDT offers your complete training to get you started on a rewarding, high-paying career in nondestructive testing. NDT is a constantly-evolving field in high demand in all manner of industries, from transportation to utility and power. If you are looking for an NDT training school that offers all the training you need to get into a rewarding career in nondestructive testing, look no further than AINDT! Our blended learning program offers you the convenience of online NDT training from wherever you may live, followed by hands-on NDT training at our Baxter, MN facility. The combination of our online NDT curriculum, followed by 18 days of hands-on training using the most up-to-date NDT equipment will give you the skills needed to enter into a rewarding career in nondestructive testing. Our NDT training program includes all required study material and books for your online training, which takes approximately 6 months. Our training program will prepare you for NDT certification by an NDT employer. The online portion of your NDT training can be started at any time, and hands-on training is available 6 times per year (every other month starting in January) and will be scheduled at the student's discretion. With job placement assistance and an amazing new career waiting for you, call AINDT today for more information: (855) 313-0325. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!
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NDT Training

NDT TrainingAINDT offers your complete training to get you started on a rewarding, high-paying career in nondestructive testing. NDT is a constantly-evolving field in high demand in all manner of industries, from transportation to utility and power. If you are looking for an NDT training school that offers all the training you need to get into a rewarding career in nondestructive testing, look no further than AINDT! Our blended learning program offers you the convenience of online NDT training from wherever you may live, followed by hands-on NDT training at our Baxter, MN facility. The combination of our online NDT curriculum, followed by 18 days of hands-on training using the most up-to-date NDT equipment will give you the skills needed to enter into a rewarding career in nondestructive testing. Our NDT training program includes all required study material and books for your online training, which takes approximately 6 months. Our training program will prepare you for NDT certification by an NDT employer. The online portion of your NDT training can be started at any time, and hands-on training is available 6 times per year (every other month starting in January) and will be scheduled at the student's discretion. With job placement assistance and an amazing new career waiting for you, call AINDT today for more information: (855) 313-0325. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!

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NDT Training

AINDT offers the most comprehensive certified training program in the ever-expanding field of non-destructive testing (NDT). Enrolling could not be simpler: enroll today, start tomorrow with our online training program. Our interactive Learning Management System online is thorough and complete, including online lectures, graded quizzes, and essays. Your online portion of training with AINDT is also available on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices for ease of use. With live daily interactive lectures, you can interact with other students and instructors can answer any questions you may have. Your next portion of training is hands-on at our facility in Baxter, MN. This is where you put your training to practical use, learn different techniques, complete examinations, interpret results, and document findings. AINDT training is comprehensive, and includes all needed study materials. With a career in NDT, you will provide a crucial service in a field that will never become obsolete. Call 855-313-0325 today to talk to an instructor about a new career in NDT. What are you waiting for?
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Testing The Waters

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By John Smith, January 22, 2015

"Mining operations rely on the continued safe operation of vehicles and machinery to maintain profitability.

Any equipment failure can be expensive in terms of lost production and cost of repairs. An estimate for the cost of lost production for a single dragline is $8000 per hour, making any breakdown costly when it might take weeks for a replacement part to be available.

One way to minimise losses is to continually monitor plant and machinery using non-destructive testing (NDT) methods to ascertain component health, and monitor mechanisms for damage."

Read more at: http://www.ferret.com.au/c/olympus-australia-341796/testing-the-waters-n2520290?sf35864117=1

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (Baxter, MN) offers a nondestructive testing (NDT) technologies program in just 16 weeks.

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 141.21 to 141.32. Licensure is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

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A Wealth of Knowledge About NDT at AINDT

“I sought out and researched all the different NDT schools in the states. I read blogs about peoples experiences with other schools. I outweighed the time they take, the money they cost, the possibility of relocating for nearly a year of school… After multiple phone conversations with Shon [super informative] I decided this school would be the best in allowing me to get the education without any major life changes and continue to support my family.

I was able to continue working and doing my schoolwork at night, in the morning, on the weekends and whenever it was convenient. I was able to attend the 24 day hands on portion when it was most convenient for me also. Throughout the course both online and hands on there was tons of support. There is a wealth of knowledge about NDT at this school.

The instructors worked hard to make sure we were employed before leaving. Every day they would check with us about our situation and help us find the right jobs.

I couldn’t be more pleased about how my time and money was spent going with this program! Thanks again you guys, I really appreciate it!”

ZACH LEE

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AINDT Offers a Variety of Financing Options

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The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) Baxter, MN offers a variety of financing options to fit the needs of our students. Below are some of the ways you can get started on your way to a new career in Nondestructive testing.

  • Pay your tuition in full and save $2,000.
  • Interest free financing for up to 12 months.
  • Payments as low as $196.00 a month.
  • No payments until Graduation (4 Months)
  • Military discounts

Call AINDT (Baxter, MN) today at 855-313-0325 to talk to an instructor about the variety of financing options available. Click Here for more information.

 

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The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing Certificate Program - Is It Right for You?

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The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (Baxter, MN) online learning system allows students flexibility to meet their personal education goals.

The online portion of the AINDT Certificate Program can be started at any time. Twenty-four days of hands-on training is available six times a year (Every other month) and will be scheduled at the students’ discretion. 

What does the cost of the Certificate Program include? Includes all required study material and books for online program (11 to 16 weeks) and 24 day hands-on training at our Baxter, MN. Training facility.

For more information, call to talk to an instructor 855-313-0325 or visit the Certificate Program page.

 

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The Demand for New NDT Technicians is High - Start a New Career in NDT!

Quality Magazine reports the demand for new technicians to cater to the needs of the NDT industry has increased incrementally. Are you considering a career in nondestructive testing? The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) Baxter, MN offers quality instructors who know the industry well. 

Read the article here to analyze the data. See how you can be a qualified NDT technician with a certificate from AINDT (Baxter, MN). Start your new career in just 16 weeks!

Source: Quality Magazine, NDT Web Exclusive, July 8, 2014)

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What Additional Costs will I Have with the AINDT Program?

b2ap3_thumbnail_Apr05_Inspiration.jpgWhen enrolled in the American Institute of NonDestructive Testing (AINDT) NDT program, your online and hands-on training is included in tuition costs. All of the books needed, all of the videos, the daily sessions with daily live question and answer sessions via gototraining.com, is all included in your course costs. Costs not included in your tuition include: lodging in Baxter, MN, while you stay for your hands-on training, travel costs to and from our area, and your daily food costs. AINDT does have some great relationships with hotels - so the rates are quite reasonable for very nice rooms. Accommodations include: pool, hot tub, actual breakfast in the morning, a workout center, passes to go to the Anytime Fitness.

To find out more about starting a new career in NDT, call the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (218) 270-3182 and talk to an instructor today! Click here to get the rest of your NDT career questions answered! 

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What if I Did Poorly in High School or in a Previous College Life? Am I Able to Still Get a Career or a Certificate in Nondestructive Testing at AINDT?

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Absolutely. At the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT) Baxter, MN train and teach people who haven't been in high school for many years - having no idea how to do Nondestructive Testing (NDT) math.

The math portion of the AINDT Certificate Program isn't anything that students can't handle. Coursework and training is easy to understand and done at your own pace. We’ve yet to hear, "I just can't figure out the math in this, and that's stopping me.” AINDT math videos are easy to understand and comprehend. Once you complete the online portion of your curriculum, you will head to our Baxter MN facility for your hands on training, where you will work directly with instructors performing actual inspections, recording results, and preparing reports. Throughout the duration of your certificate program with AINDT, you will learn the necessary information needed to be successful in NDT.

To find out more about starting a new career in NDT, call The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (Baxter, MN) (218) 270-3182 and talk to an instructor today! Click here for answers to your career questions about NDT, click here

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A Needed Change Leads to A New Career!

Testimonial From Recent Graduate:

"At 38 being not exactly old and not exactly young I came to the realization that I needed a change.  Having spent most of my life as a bartender I have lived in many awesome locations and had some amazing experiences.  I regret nothing.   However serving people wears on you after years, benefits are mostly non existent and the opportunity for upward growth is rare.  I was living on Maui (poor me!) and getting by but not getting ahead.   It was a good life but I decided I wanted more.  I wanted a career.  I wanted to be challenged.  Also I wont lie, I wanted to make money.  

I am blue collar guy all the way.  Sitting around at an office job is just not for me.  A friend mentioned NDT to me.   I had barely ever heard of it.  So I started reading.   The more I read the more I liked.  A technical position where you aren't confined to an office and you get to use your brain as well as your hands.  Then I looked at the salaries these guys were making.  I couldn't believe it.  It sounded too good to be true.  The opportunities for advancement are almost endless.

I happened across this school program by a little bit of good fortune.  Its a new program and I was skeptical at first.   After talking with Jon on the phone a few times all of my concerns were alleviated.  These are good guys.   They mean what they say and they back it up.  From day one I have received all the support they promised and then some.  I received my online materials promptly just after Christmas Day 2013.   The next hands on training class was scheduled for March 2014.   I dug in and started the online coursework.  The program is laid out in a very straightforward manner.  The lectures and lessons are very informative.  There is a flashcard review section before every exam and the course guides you in the manner you need to learn these skills most efficiently.  I finished up my online work and made the trek to the lab in Baxter, MN to begin my four week hands on training.   Here we applied all the skills that were taught in the online course.  

The equipment is state of the art and the knowledge and passion of the instructors is evident in their level of patience and in the way they relate the knowledge to the hands on application. The support system is there forever and I really feel like these guys aren't just instructors, but friends I can count on for future advice.  Here it is mid April and I have finished all the training and received several job offers.  The first job offer came three weeks before I even finished the lab.  

I really feel like this is the opportunity that I have been looking for.  If you are interested in this field I challenge you to read more.  Read up on the salaries.  A ten second search on the internet will list 1000 or more jobs.  These guys are the real deal.   This may just be the answer you have been looking for as well. Three and a half months ago I was reading this website just like you are today.   Now I'm negotiating my first step into a new career."

Brad Byars  

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Graduating High School? Now What?!

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Enter the Career of Non-Destructive Testing! Talk to an instructor at the American Institute of Non-Destructive Testing. Why choose AINDT?  

  • Online Training - Our online courses are available on the iPad, iPhone, and Android Devices!
  • Live Daily Online Lectures - Join in our daily instructor led lecture and discussion sessions.
  • Hands On Training - Hands on, practical training using various types of equipment used in RT, UT, MT, PT, and VT methods.
  • Complete Curriculum - Receive a complete set of ASNT Personal Training Publication Student Packages, which include the Classroom Training Book and Student Guide for RT, UT, MT, and PT methods.
  • and much more!

Click here for more reasons a degree from AINDT is the right choice for you. Take the guessing out of your next step after graduation. If you want someone to work closely with you to be hired in a career-minded position that meet your goal, AINDT is the answer. Call an instructor 855-313-0325 for more information.

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