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5 Days To A Better Career

5 Days To A Better CareerDo you have 5 days to devote to an even better career? Able to travel to our Baxter, Minnesota location? Then AINDT invites you to increase your certification capabilities with our UT Shearwave Weld Examination course. This intensive, hands-on course is broken up into 40 hours of instruction over 5 days. The best part is, we do not have any minimum class requirements, and we do not cancel classes! If only one student enrolls, we will still be holding this class. Custom dates are also available for groups of four or more from your company. Please contact us to arrange dates to best suit your needs. That's how dedicated we are at AINDT to getting you the training you need for the best possible career in NDT. Expanding your certifications expands your job prospects. It's just that simple! Call AINDT today for more information on enrollment: (855) 313-0325. Instructors are on hand to answer all your questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

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ASNT Level III Basic Exam

ASNT Level III Basic ExamAt AINDT, our success is your success. We want you to have the best possible opportunities in this exciting field, so we prepare you with the most effective methods. Our ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course is tailored to best prepare you for exam success. This online program covers the three main components of the ASNT Level III Basic Exam:

  • SNT-TC-1A/CP-189 comparisons and analysis to understand various programs which establish the criteria for NDT personal certification as well as their differences
  • Materials and processes for NDT technology, and
  • 11 various methods contained in Recommended Practice TC-1A

Call (855) 313-0325 today for more information on the ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course and getting started with your new career in NDT.

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Intensive Training

Intensive TrainingWhen you sign up for the UT Shearwave Weld Examination, you get so much more than information. This course, like all AINDT training, offers intensive hands-on training. Attendees will participate in creating scan plans, DAC curves, AWS rating, and inspection of numerous flawed weld samples. With any NDT training, experience is always the best teacher, so you will get the focus and hands-on approach needed to ensure your success with your training. We have several Ultrasonic Scopes for you to use, but if possible, please bring your own so you can become more familiar with it. Call (855) 313-0325 today for more information on the UT Shearwave 5-day Weld Examination course. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!

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UT Shearwave Weld Examination

If you are a UT Level I or II technician looking to fully expand your knowledge of shearwave calibration, this 5-day course is for you. UT Shearwave Weld Examination will give you in-depth education on not only shearwave calibration, but scanning, interpretation, and evaluation techniques. AINDT has everything you need to get you certified in our latest corporate training course. You bring yourself, we bring the knowledge. Expand your training and skill set and open more doors for lucrative future employment. Inquire online or call today (855) 313-0325 for more information on registering. Your new career awaits!

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New Corporate Training

New Corporate TrainingAINDT is excited to announce our newest corporate training program for UT Level I and II Training: UT Shearwave Weld Examination. This 5-day course is held on our campus and features an intensive, hands-on 40-hour course. This course is designed for Ultrasonic Level I and II technicians wanting to gain in-depth knowledge of shearwave calibration, scanning, interpretation and evaluation techniques. UT Shearwave Weld Examination will cover AWS D1.1, AWS D1.5, ASME V, API 1104 requirements. Your new certification awaits. Call (855) 313-0325 today for more information. Instructors are waiting to speak with you!

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Even Our Training Is Exciting

Even Our Training Is ExcitingAINDT offers training in a wide range of exciting, rewarding fields from amusement parks to aerospace. Luckily, our training is exciting as well, keeping your interest up and focused. Best of all, our ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course is interactive and engaging. Its format is easy to follow and understand, and you can use it anywhere you have internet access! This program is available on mobile devices including tablets as well. We could not make it easier for you to start on the path to your new, rewarding career. Call (855) 313-0325 today for more information. We look forward to speaking with you!

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Everything You Need

Everything You NeedOur ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course is more than just reading. We have everything you need to succeed across a variety of platforms. In addition to reading assignments, our ASNT Level III Basic Exam prep course includes:

  • PowerPoint presentations of key points for each chapter
  • Flashcard question review
  • Practice quizzes
  • Video lectures for NDT math and method demonstrations
  • Multiple practice final exams

This engaging and exciting course gives you all the ingredients for a successful pass on the ASNT Level III Basic Exam. Work on your own time, at your own pace. Call (855) 313-0325 today for more information and to speak to one of our instructors. Your exciting new career awaits!

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NDT training services market is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period


Nov 29, 2016, 23:38 ET

"NDT training services market is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period"

"The demand for NDT services would increase in the near future owing to the aging infrastructure and the increasing rate of new infrastructure development. Moreover, owing to the shift to advanced NDT techniques, such as phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) from traditional NDT techniques; there would be a need for skilled technicians. As a result, the NDT training services market is expected to grow because of the shortage for trained technicians for conducting NDT inspections in the NDT market.
"Oil & gas sector is expected to hold the largest share during the forecast period"

The demand for NDT technologies in the oil & gas sector is largely driven by government regulations for improving the safety of people and environment by avoiding oil spillage due to leaks, bursting of pipes, or any other accidents. As majority of the piping infrastructure and refineries are timeworn, it is imperative to conduct regular NDT inspections to ensure the integrity of these assets. The fall in oil prices since the end of 2014 are not expected to significantly impact the demand for NDT inspection on existing infrastructure. Thus, the oil & gas sector is expected to remain the largest market for NDT during the forecast period."

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A Class Act

A Class ActSo you want a new career. You're looking for something new and rewarding that pays well in an industry that will always be in demand. AINDT has countless careers in a variety of fields just waiting for you! AINDT offers vocational classes with a difference—we set you on the path to certification and offer job placement assistance in a high-paying, high-demand career with our top vocational school. AINDT is very affordable, and combines both certification courses online and hands-on training to get you started in your exciting new career. Instructors are on hand to speak with you, so call today (855) 313-0325. Enroll today, and start your new tomorrow with AINDT.

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AINDT Difference

AINDT DifferenceNot all technical vocational schools are alike. AINDT offers the best of online vocational training, affordability, and hands-on training to get you certified in a rewarding new career. Non-destructive testing is a crucial field that is necessary in so many aspects of our daily lives, and offers a wide variety of industries to choose from including:

  • Aerospace
  • Aviation
  • Auto and boat racing
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil and gas development
  • Amusement parks
  • Railroad
  • Alternative energy—nuclear, wind, solar

The list is continually growing, and a career with AINDT offers you a rewarding, high-paying career in a needed industry that will never become obsolete. How many jobs can say that? Call today 855-313-0325 and speak with an instructor about vocational training with AINDT. Your exciting new career awaits!

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Interest-Free Student Loans

Interest-Free Student LoansDid we get your attention? You read that right: interest-free student loans. AINDT wants to give you the best possible options for starting your new career in NDT. Not only is our program affordable, AINDT offers a variety of financing options to help you complete your training. Our entire Nondestructive Testing Technologies Certificate Program is just $9,995, the most affordable course in the NDT training industry. This includes all your course materials, as well as both online and hands-on portions of your training. AINDT is committed to offering the most comprehensive yet affordable training in the business. Your high-demand, high-salary career awaits with AINDT. Once your training is complete, we will even assist you in finding the perfect job placement to finish your certification. Find your niche. Perform a crucial service. Start your exciting new career today by calling 855-313-0325.

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The Rewards Are Endless

The Rewards Are EndlessAINDT offers online certification courses and vocational training in an exciting, expanding industry. What's more, you want more than a new job, you want a career. AINDT not only offers job placement assistance to those who complete our technical vocational training, you will become certified in an industry that is expanding every year. That's what we call job security. Non-destructive testing offers a crucial service to just about every industry you can think of. Enroll today and get started on an exciting new career in non-destructive testing. Call 855-313-0325. Instructors are waiting to speak with you and answer your questions.

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A Change For Good

Oct05 InspirationalGraphicAre you stuck in a dead-end job? Tired of the daily grind, and looking for a new career? AINDT has the solution! Non-destructive testing is an ever-expanding field that will never become obsolete. AINDT offer more than just online classes...we offer vocational training in an exciting, high-demand career in just about every major industry you can think of. Give your career the boost it needs with the best technical school, AINDT. Combining online, interactive learning with hands-on training, AINDT is the trade school to get you certified in an exciting, rewarding new career. Call 855-313-0325 today and get started on your change for good.
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School For Thought

Oct02 InspirationalGraphicIf you're looking for a new direction in a rewarding new career, look no further than AINDT. AINDT offers the best, most affordable vocational school around. Non-destructive testing is a growing industry that is needed in just about every aspect of our daily lives from the auto industry, to bridges, to oil and gas development, to aerospace. AINDT offers the technical vocational training you need to get certified in a high-demand, well-paying career that will never become obsolete. Combining both interactive, trade school courses with hands-on training, AINDT also offers job placement assistance to find your perfect fit in your chosen field. Call 855-313-0325 today. Instructors are waiting to talk to you!
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AINDT Employment

AINDT EmploymentWith AINDT, you not only get comprehensive training in a profitable new career, you get job placement assistance finding the perfect fit for your new highly-skilled certification. How many schools offer that? Not only that, but the field of NDT is expanding every year, with salary ranges steadily on the rise in EVERY sector. You won't find a more rewarding, well-paying career with job security in just 6 short months. Not only are NDT salaries fantastic, they are increasing every year. Best of all, NDT careers are providing crucial safety and reliability in all of our everyday lives. You don't realize how vital NDT is until you discover how widely it is used in so many different fields. Your rewarding new career is waiting. Call 855-313-0325 today and speak with one of our instructors. Prepare to be amazed what AINDT can do for you.

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NDT Careers

NDT CareersAINDT offers top-notch training in a variety of rewarding fields. NDT is more than a job—it's a career. What's more, the demand for NDT is increasing every year, and will never become obsolete. How's that for job security? NDT examinations are crucial to ensure safety and reliability for companies, personnel, products, and the public in general. NDT testing is used for just about everything you can imagine including pipelines, bridges, motor vehicles, buildings, aircraft, watercraft, power stations, oil platforms, and refineries, to name a few. Graduating from AINDT qualifies you to begin a career in a wide variety of fields including: aerospace, aviation, auto and boat racing, construction, manufacturing, oil and gas development, amusement parks, railroad, and alternative energies. With so many different fields in need of NDT graduates, you can't go wrong with AINDT. Call 855-313-0325 today. An exciting new career awaits!

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AINDT School

Sept04 InspirationalGraphicNot all NDT schools are equal. What sets AINDT apart? In just 6 months, AINDT gives you the required education to become certified in a new, high-demand career that will never be obsolete. Unlike other careers, the field of NDT is expanding every year, as increasing technologies bring increasing demands. As a licensed private career school, AINDT offers job-specific knowledge in your chosen field, as well as job-placement assistance to get you situated in a great company. AINDT schooling is convenient and affordable. Complete your online training, complete your hands-on practical training, and be on your way to a new, rewarding, high-paying career. Instructors are waiting to speak with you. Call 855-313-0325 today for more information. Your new career in NDT awaits!
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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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Progress: American Institute of Nondestructive Testing - Thriving school of the future

Source: Brainerd Dispatch

By Tamara Horton on Sep 5, 2016 at 9:01 a.m.

BAXTER—At first sight "nondestructive testing" seems like an alarming phrase to someone unfamiliar with the terminology.

However, it is a booming and important business that is right in the lakes area's backyard.

The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing is a licensed private career school in Baxter that trains students how to perform the necessary tests to locate the indicators and discontinuities that may cause failures or shut downs in systems or equipment.

What does that mean?
Graduates of AINDT are the people who test parts used to manufacture planes, trains, and automobiles. They are the people with the specific knowledge and hands on experience called on to inspect bridges, railways, pipelines, equipment and many other important elements required in everyday life. With infrastructure constantly aging, testing is always needed, which makes jobs in the industry readily available.

Not only are they vital to communities, but they serve an ongoing need that is always changing and adapting to fit new industry standards.

"What we do here is important. You know, you don't hear about the plane that didn't fall out of the sky or that bridge that didn't collapse," Nortech's website states.

What kind of courses are there?

There are specific online courses on ultrasound testing, radiography testing, magnetic particle testing, penetrant testing, visual testing, and courses about industry codes and specifications.

Now in it's third year of operations, AINDT has doubled in size moving into a larger building to accommodate more equipment and students. It is one of the only institutes offering blended learning (online instruction with hands-on experience) for nondestructive testing in the country. Last year, they had 63 graduates with a 97 percent placement in the field. They hope to exceed those numbers this year. Their staff works continuously with students until they find a career path. Job interviews via Skype have even been arranged right at the school.

Don Booth, company CEO and founder, grew up in the area. A graduate of Pequot Lakes High School, Booth "did his time" in the industry working over the road. He worked in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, in the oil fields that feed the Trans-Alaskan pipeline as a nondestructive testing inspector and an American Petroleum Institute aboveground storage tank inspector. He opened this institution to help others learn the trade and better their lives financially, academically, and systematically.

He decided to stay in the area to be close to his family. Sticking to his late father Robert Booth's business motto, Booth said, "You just wake up every day and do the best you can and don't worry about the competition." He explained how his business is not just out to make money. They want to give their students value for their dollar.

Having several certifications under his own belt, he is always striving to learn more. Booth hopes to take the business to the international level within a year. This would allow people from any country to partake in their program.

"It's a process that just takes time," Booth said. He explained that going international involves a lot more training hours and there are different certification requirements for different regions.

How it works

Tuition is $9,995 per student with an on-site lending program available at 0 percent interest. A substantial discount is offered to students paying cash up front. After completing all required classroom online training—approximately 244 total hours—students then complete practical hands-on training with certified instructors who have worked in the industry which takes 18 days.

The entire program can be completed in six months. Upon completion students are in the field earning between $40,000-50,000 per year to start. Certification is received through their employer after receiving the appropriate amount of hands-on experience and only qualified testing sites offer the exams for certification.

What others have to say about AINDT

"Through many guest speakers and the experience of the instructors, the online class sessions go far beyond the basics and provide a real world foundation that cannot be learned from a book alone," said current student Myles Colligan.

"The industry needs qualified nondestructive testing technicians everywhere. There is no letup in sight for work in the energy industry and infrastructure rebuilding. We believe in training and that your institute will do well by turning out qualified personnel," said John Newland, Jan X

NonDestructive Testing and Inspection Solutions CEO.

Fact Box

American Institute of Nondestructive Testing
Location: Baxter
Number of employees: three

Fun Fact: Owner Don Booth has used his radio-graph equipment to aid construction workers in finding rebar and wiring in floors and walls on construction sites.

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Exhausting Search for a New Beginning Ends in NDT Industry

"I graduated from college with a Bachelors. and upon completion began a career that I eventually came to loathe. After an exhausting search for a new beginning I came across the NDT industry. I became more and more excited in the thought of Testing as a career but the only issue was the difficulty of returning to education considering I have a wife and child. Eventually I enrolled in a local college that would have taken two years to finish and even though I had purchased books and was two days away from attending my first class I discovered AINDT. In a matter of 48 hours I dropped the local school and began my online education immediately through AINDT where 6 months later I was entirely done with all my course work and received 4 different job offers afterwards of which I accepted an NDE Assistant position with Mistras!"


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