Associate of Applied Science: Energy Systems Nuclear Operations Technology

(2 Years)

Program Objectives

  1. Apply a fundamental knowledge of mathematics, sciences (e.g. - physics, chemistry, and thermodynamics), and an understanding of the nuclear process while working in the nuclear industry.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills, with special emphasis on workplace, environmental, and safety concerns, to solve professional and technical challenges in the nuclear industry.
  3. Exhibit an understanding and adherence to the professional, social and ethical standards of the nuclear industry.
  4. Practice a commitment to be professionally and technically current with changing technologies in the nuclear industry through self-improvement and lifelong learning.
  5. Demonstrate communication and teamwork skills in diverse and multidisciplinary teams, while striving for increasing responsibilities and positions of leadership in the nuclear industry.

Students must register concurrently for the lab course associated with each theory course.

Required Courses:
ESET 0100Engineering Technology Orientation1
ESET 0100LEngineering Technology Orientation Lab1
ESET 0121Basic Electricity and Electronics4
ESET 0121LBasic Electricity and Electronics Laboratory3
ESET 0122Electrical Systems and Motor Control Theory3
ESET 0122LElectrical Systems and Motor Control Theory Laboratory1
ESET 0140Applied Technical Intermediate Algebra5
ESET 0151Nuclear Industry Fundamental Concepts3
ESET 0151LNuclear Industry Fundamental Concepts Lab1
ESET 0152Nuclear Careers and Information 13
ESET 0153Radiological Control Fundamentals3
ESET 0220Thermal Cycles and Heat Transfer2
ESET 0221Boiler Reactor and Turbine Principles2
ESET 0242Practical Process Measurements and Control2
ESET 0248Power Plant Drawings2
ESET 0249Reactor Plant Materials3
ESET 0250Radiation Detection and Protection2
ESET 0251Reactor Theory Safety and Design4
ESET 0252Power Plant Components2
ESET 0279Conduct of Operations2
ESET 0280Capstone and Case Studies in Nuclear Engineering Technology2
General Education Objective 3: Complete one of the following 23-4
Statistical Reasoning 2
Survey of Calculus 2
Calculus I 2
General Education courses 2
Take one of the following:3-5
Introduction to Chemistry 2
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab 2
COMM 1101Fundamentals of Oral Communication 23
ENGL 1101Writing and Rhetoric I 23
ENGL 1102Writing and Rhetoric II 23
PHYS 1101
Elements of Physics
and Elements of Physics Laboratory 2
TGE 1257Applied Ethics in Technology 23
General Education Objective 6 23
Total Credits76-79

See General Education Requirements (minimum 15 credits) for A.A.S. Degree at the start of the College of Technology section of the catalog.