QCC 400 - Ultrasonic Level 1

Course Description:

QCC 400 is designed to introduce the student to the Ultrasonic Testing (UT) method within the Non-destructive Examination (NDE) industry. Knowledge of Ultrasonic testing is considered fundamental to the inspection of volumetric discontinuities and thickness measurements. The course covers an introduction to basic principles and applications of UT through a series of lectures and labs. The course will cover both the theoretical and practical components necessary to meet the requirements of NRCan and CAN/CGSB-48.9712.


Supporting documentation of the following must be submitted with your registration form in order to be registered for this course:

  • Proof of age (e.g., copy of photo ID, drivers license, or a passport)
  • Successful completion of a Materials and Processes course or an exam from an NRCan RTO
  • Successful completion of an NDT Math course or an exam from an NRCan RTO

**Please note that Registrants must meet all prerequisites before the registration will be completed.


Students are required to bring the following with them to class:

  • Scientific calculator, pens, pencils, and a ruler.
  • Closed toed shoes and pants are required for lab work.
Course Materials:

All student manuals, text books, and handouts will be provided on the first day of the course.

Classroom Hours:

Unless otherwise notified, classes are 8:00-16:30 Monday-Friday.


Certificates will be issued to each student that successfully completes the course. Attendance will be recorded daily and in order to successfully pass the course, students must receive a grade of ≥70%.

For further information, go to the NRCan website.

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The UT sets at our Edmonton, Hamilton, and Saint John locations are Epoch 650s with each student having their own set and calibration blocks.