About Us

After Chuck Hellier divested all interest in Hellier NDT, he set out to develop an NDT training program superior to anything he had done previously. Chuck Hellier and Jim Treat, partners in The Summit Group, joined with Full Circle Studios and Dr. Kevin Crosby PhD in Curriculum and Educational System Design to create NDT Classroom, Inc.

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Bill Cronberger

Bill Cronberger

Gary Larson

Gary Larson

J. Michael Vick

J. Michael Vick

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Tim MacInnis

Jim Philips

Jim Philips

William Cofer

Walt Cofer

James Cox

James Cox

Marty Anderson

Marty Anderson

NDT Classroom recognizes the need for effective web based NDT training. Until recently, video-based training on the internet was not possible and therefore highly engaging, interactive HD quality video-based online training could not be reliably delivered. NDT Classroom has combined a state of the art media production company and NDT industry innovators to provide the highest quality training with the best delivery method available.

There are other web based training courses available, but they cannot show real HD video examples being performed. Watching a largely static slide show online is not effective training.

In addition, these courses have been developed to be used through our NDT Classroom Learning management System or for customization to a particular company standard. These course can be added to an existing company LMS for seamless integration.

We have collaborated with NDT professionals to develop a process to deliver HD video-based NDT training over the internet in conjunction with instructor access for the students. This allows the learner to have an engaging, interactive learning experience with all of the benefits of clear, close-up video demonstrations, coupled with the ability to interact with the instructor asynchronously through email. Our approach makes frequent use of formative evaluation techniques that require learners to respond and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding as they progress through a course. Incorrect responses result in remedial loops so misunderstandings or misinterpretations are detected promptly and corrected. Our primary course developer has a Ph.D. in Instructional Design so we are very confident in the effectiveness of the training programs we produce. We have also devised security measures to verify the amount of time a learner is spending on the program and to help ensure that only authorized individuals are taking the course.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions

To put it simply, we tell stories.

Our clients have great stories to tell. Stories about medical products that save lives. Stories about war re-enactors who bring to life epic battles from centuries ago. Stories about state-of-the-art scientific devices that teach children about gravity and force.

We use digital media to help our clients get their stories heard.  We’ve created DVDs about AIDS in Africa, philharmonic orchestras, and professional theatre companies. Broadcast television programs for fitness buffs and believers in the paranormal. Websites with information about food safety, and mental disorders in children.  Television commercials that promote furniture stores, medical facilities and literacy programs.

Technology changes rapidly. New methods of communication seem to pop up every day. But one thing that will never change is the power of a good story. Full Circle Studios helps those stories be heard.

So…what’s your story?

Our Partners have extensive experience and expertise in developing digital media projects and our staff is highly skilled, creative and fun to work with.

We have 3,000 sq. ft. of office space and a 4,000 sq. ft. fully equipped studio in the heart of Buffalo, conveniently located near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and Buffalo’s Theatre District.

Contact us to set up a time to visit and tour our facilities and talk about your project. We’ll be happy to provide a free quote.

Here are some features of our courses:

  • Completely HD video based, it is designed to create the same environment as being in the classroom with the benefit of HD video examples and interactive training. When students are in the classroom or viewing an instructor doing a demonstration, they cannot all be viewing the best angle. With video based training, the student can see every step in detail and review any process at any time.
  • Completely internet based, no software needed by the learner or Administrator of the course.
  • Customizable courses to adhere to specific company standards.
  • NDT training courses that can be put into an existing Learning Management System or a custom built NDT Classroom LMS.
  • Important files can be provided to users.
  • Controlled document delivery and verification (course can deliver guarantied viewing of controlled documents according to the course requirements).
  • SCORM compliant (internet standard for training developed by the United States Department of Defense).
  • Testing is based on HD video examples with answer derived from the examples.
  • Encrypted security for protection of sensitive information.
  • Learner can complete courses at their own pace. The software will resume where the student leaves off, regardless of their location.
  • Custom generated certificate for user that is emailed to course administrator immediately upon completion.
  • Automatic database generation for course administrator.
  • Real time data about student usage and feedback.
  • Multiple language delivery.
  • Consistency of training. All of the best training and examples can be put together for the most effective learning possible.
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Chuck Hellier

Jim Treat

Jim Treat

Kevin Crosby

Dr. Kevin Crosby PhD

Terry Fisher

Terry Fisher