Wichita’s National Center for Aviation Training has added a new aviation technical training program for
Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Predictive Technologies. The courses are offered through a partnership
between Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research and Wichita Area Technical
The Predictive Technologies program is based on technologies and NDT methods that assess the
condition of industrial equipment. Predictive technologies include Vibration Analysis, Lubricating Fluid
Analysis, Thermography, Acoustic Emission Testing, and Electric Motor Circuit Analysis. These
preventative maintenance technologies aid in predicting equipment lifespan by assigning failure levels to
operating equipment. Asset condition is used to schedule maintenance, ensuring asset health while
lowering down time and unnecessary maintenance.
The new courses can be taken individually or collectively toward an associate’s degree or technical
certificate from WATC. Each class lasts one week, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Classes
are held in the evenings during the summer semester and last two weeks per class. For specifics on
course offerings visit the WATC website.
The Predictive Technologies program is a part of the Nondestructive Test Lab, which offers NDT training
and NDT and oil analysis test services.
The spring course schedule is as follows:
Vibration Analysis I : March 30-April 3
Vibration Analysis II : April 6-April 10
Vibration Analysis III : April 13-April 17
Thermography I : February 23-February 27
Thermography II : March 2-March 6
Thermography III : March 9-March 13
Acoustic Emission Testing Level I : May 4-May 8
Machine Lubrication and Analysis I : January 12-January 16
Machine Lubrication and Analysis II : February 2-February 6
Machine Lubrication and Analysis III : February 9-February 13
Electrical Motor Testing : April 27-May 1
For more information about the Predictive Technologies program contact Brett Scott by email or phone at
(316) 677-1013 or download the document at
Contact: Tracee Friess, director of communication, NIAR, 316-978-5597 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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