A great amount of research is being performed in the field of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT). In addition, research is being performed in optimizing the distance learning experience, allowing students to gain equal involvement compared to students performing laboratory experiments on-campus. This research aims to address and combine both topics in creating a cost-effective Thermal NDT (TNDT) laboratory experiment intended for on-campus students as well as distance learning students. With NDT being used in industry, it is important for students to gain knowledge and experience related to this type of testing method. This thesis details a laboratory trainer developed to be used to give students understanding of TNDT methods, both on campus and in remote laboratories. A sample specimen in the form of a 12" x 1/8", x 3/4" bar stock is subjected to heat allowing the thermal response to be analyzed. Two samples are tested in total, one with a known defect, to determine which sample is ideal, and which is defective, using active TNDT techniques. Simulations and measured results are provided for comparison. The defect is carefully chosen so that students will have the opportunity to use multiple analytical techniques to choose which test subject contains the defect.