Typically the “Classroom Training (CT) Handbooks” are used to organize and structure the lecture sessions. The “Programmed Instruction (PI) Books” are then used both as self-study and for guidance during equipment usage and practical applications. The GD books provide a cross-reference guide so that assignments made in the CT books can be directly correlated to the PI book.
Also, the “Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation” should be on the desk of every instructor or Level III. It was written by Charles (Chuck) Hellier and is an excellent compliment and reference guide when used in conjunction with the revised General Dynamics books.
The PI Books are often considered Level II books as they can be used beyond Level I to expand applications, technique development, equipment usage and NDT procedure development. At this level, the “Hellier Book” also becomes a valuable reference.
A 20% discount is available for books sent to a public school or university.
A 20% discount is also available to commercial training organizations that purchase a total of 20 or more books regardless of title.
Note: These books are currently not available from ASNT.
Level I - Programmed Instruction Books
This entry level material is designed as self-study instruction with quizzes at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning. The "Introduction to NDT" book (PI-1) should be read prior to starting any of the other books in the series. About 10-12 hours is required to complete each volume of Programmed Instruction (PI) text. Written examinations suitable for Level 1-11 qualifications are included in the PI series. Level II qualifications must also include questions addressing specific applications.