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.
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Level II - Classroom Training Books
This material is a compilation of the information taught in the corresponding Programmed Instruction Books, deleting some of the processing details and adding tabular matter and other technical details. These texts are best used in conjunction with classroom lectures after the student has completed the
Programmed Instruction Books. For a complete Level II program, it is recommended that the instructor add practical applications involving industry specific NDT equipment and hands-on exercises.