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Associate of Applied Science- Major in Nuclear Quality Systems

The Associate in Applied Science with a major in Nuclear Quality Systems (NQS) provides the student with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to perform quality assurance and quality control duties for construction, operation, maintenance, and manufacturing activities. The program offers two emphasis areas; Quality Control, which focuses on practices, techniques, and inspections in the fields of mechanical technology, electrical technology, and instruments and control technology; Quality Assurance which focuses on types of quality systems and standards, programmatic compliance audits, continuous improvement processes, management of QA records and documentation, and problem solving/critical thinking.

Admission to the Associate in Applied Science with a Major in Nuclear Quality Systems is restricted to those who have met the prerequisite requirements and/or have the permission of the Department Chair.

In order to enter the Nuclear Quality Systems program, the following courses must be successfully completed with a grade ā€œCā€ or higher: ENG 032; RDG 032; MAT 032.

General Education.................... 15 Credits

Humanities/Fine Arts 9 credits PHI 110 Ethics - 3 credits
ENG 160 Technical Communications - 3 credits
ENG 260 Advanced Technical Communication - 3 credits

Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics 3 credits MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics - 3 credits
- OR -
MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra - 3 credits

Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credits PSY 105 Personal/Interpersonal Psychology - 3 credits

Nuclear Quality Systems Core Courses.................... 18 Credits NQS 101 Introduction to Nuclear Quality Systems - 3 credits
NQS 105 Nuclear Quality Standards and Specifications - 3 credits
NQS 120 Overview of Associated Nuclear Quality Programs - 3 credits
NQS 110 Introduction to Nuclear Quality Control Inspection - 3 credits
NQS 111 Introduction to Nuclear Quality Assurance Audits - 3 credits
QAT 202 Metrology & Calibration - 3 credits

Nuclear Technology Core Course Requirements.................... 8 Credits NET 105 Reactor Components and Systems - 3 credits
NET 130 Radiation Protection - 3 credits
NET 237 Nuclear Reactor Safety - 3 credits

Other Course Requirements.................... 11 Credits CPT 101 Introduction to Computers - 3 credits
EGR 105 Safety in the Workplace - 1 credits
EGT 123 Industrial Printing - 2 credits
MTT 143 Precision Measurements - 2 credits

Nuclear Quality Control Inspector Track.................... 12 Credits

Nuclear Quality Assurance Auditor Track.................... 12 Credits

Total Credits Required: 64 Credits

Nuclear Quality Control Inspector Track.................... 12 Credits
NQS 211 Mechanical Inspection I - 3 credits
NQS 212 Mechanical Inspection II - 3 credits
NQS 201 Electrical and I/C Inspection I - 3 credits
NQS 202 Electrical and I/C Inspection II - 3 credits

Nuclear Quality Assurance Auditor Track.................... 12 Credits
NQS 221 Nuclear Quality Assurance Auditor - 3 credits
NQS 222 Nuclear Quality Assurance Lead Auditor - 3 credits
NQS 261 Nuclear Quality Engineering Principles I - 3 credits
NQS 262 Nuclear Quality Engineering Principles II - 3 credits


Certificate of Applied Science- Major in Nuclear Quality Engineering Principles

This certificate is designed to develop the skills necessary to perform quality engineering duties related to the design of construction, operation, maintenance, and manufacturing related projects. These duties include understanding types of quality systems and standards, following the continuous improvement process (plan, do, check, act), planning programmatic compliance audits, managing records and documentation, applying quality assurance practices to the procurement cycle, awareness of how software affects quality, and practicing problem solving/critical thinking.

Admission to the Nuclear Quality Engineering Principles Certificate is restricted to those who have met the prerequisite requirements and/or have the permission of the Department Chair. The Certificate Nuclear Quality Engineering Principles is designed to augment skills of those who already have a related Associate or higher degree, significant work experience in quality systems, or related credentials.

Nuclear Quality Systems Core Courses.................... 24 Credits NQS 101 Introduction to Nuclear Quality Systems - 3 credits
NQS 105 Nuclear Quality Standards and Specifications - 3 credits
NQS 111 Introduction to Nuclear Quality Assurance Audits - 3 credits
NQS 120 Overview of Associated Nuclear Quality Programs - 3 credits
NQS 221 Nuclear Quality Assurance Auditor - 3 credits
NQS 261 Nuclear Quality Engineering Principles I - 3 credits
NQS 262 Nuclear Quality Engineering Principles II - 3 credits
QAT 202 Metrology & Calibration - 3 credits

Nuclear Technology Core Course Requirements.................... 8 Credits NET 105 Reactor Components and Systems - 3 credits
NET 130 Radiation Protection - 3 credits
NET 237 Nuclear Reactor Safety - 3 credits

Other Course Requirements.................... 8 Credits EGR 104 Engineering Technology Foundations - 3 credits
EGT 123 Industrial Printing - 2 credits
ENG 260 Advanced Technical Communication - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 40 Credits


Certificate of Applied Science- Major in Electrical & I/C Nuclear Quality Control Inspection

The certificate supplements the previous education by providing the student with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to perform quality control duties in the fields of electrical technology and instruments and control technology. These duties include understanding and applying quality systems, following the continuous improvement process (plan, do, check, act), managing Quality records and documentation, practicing problem solving/ critical thinking, source inspection, receipt inspection, in-process inspection (during fabrication or construction), final inspection, and the use of witness and hold points.

Admission to the Electrical & I/C Nuclear Quality Control Inspection Certificate is restricted to those who have met the prerequisite requirements and/or have the permission of the Department Chair. The Certificate Electrical & I/C Nuclear Quality Control Inspection is designed to augment skills of those who already have a technical-related Associate or higher degree, significant work experience in quality control inspection, or related credentials.

Nuclear Quality Systems Core Courses.................... 21 Credits NQS 101 Introduction to Nuclear Quality Systems - 3 credits
NQS 110 Introduction to Nuclear Quality Control Inspection - 3 credits
NQS 115 Nuclear Quality Standards and Specifications - 3 credits
NQS 120 Overview of Associated Nuclear Quality Programs - 3 credits
NQS 201 Electrical and I/C Inspection I - 3 credits
NQS 202 Electrical and I/C Inspection II - 3 credits
QAT 202 Metrology & Calibration - 3 credits

Nuclear Technology Core Course Requirements.................... 8 Credits NET 105 Reactor Components and Systems - 3 credits
NET 130 Radiation Protection - 3 credits
NET 237 Nuclear Reactor Safety - 3 credits

Other Course Requirements.................... 10 Credits EGR 104 Engineering Technology Foundations - 3 credits
EGT 123 Industrial Printing - 2 credits
ENG 260 Advanced Technical Communication - 3 credits
MTT 143 Precision Measurements - 2 credits

Total Credits Required: 39 Credits


Certificate of Applied Science- Major in Mechanical Nuclear Quality Control Inspection

The certificate supplements the previous education by providing the student with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to perform quality control duties in the fields of mechanical technology. These duties include understanding and applying quality systems, following the continuous improvement process (plan, do, check, act), managing quality records and documentation, practicing problem solving/ critical thinking, awareness of NDE (nondestructive examination), source inspection, receipt inspection, in-process inspection (during fabrication or construction), final inspection, and the use of witness and hold points.

Admission to the Mechanical Nuclear Quality Control Inspection Certificate is restricted to those who have met the prerequisite requirements and/or have the permission of the Department Chair. The Certificate in Mechanical Nuclear Quality Control Inspection is designed to augment skills of those who already have a technical-related Associate or higher degree, significant work experience in quality control inspection, or related credentials.

Nuclear Quality Systems Core Courses.................... 21 Credits NQS 101 Introduction to Nuclear Quality Systems - 3 credits
NQS 105 Nuclear Quality Standards and Specifications - 3 credits
NQS 110 Introduction to Nuclear Quality Control Inspection - 3 credits
NQS 120 Overview of Associated Nuclear Quality Programs - 3 credits
NQS 211 Mechanical Inspection I - 3 credits
NQS 212 Mechanical Inspection II - 3 credits
QAT 202 Metrology & Calibration - 3 credits

Nuclear Technology Core Course Requirements.................... 8 Credits NET 105 Reactor Components and Systems - 3 credits
NET 130 Radiation Protection - 3 credits
NET 237 Nuclear Reactor Safety - 3 credits

Other Course Requirements.................... 10 Credits EGR 104 Engineering Technology Foundations - 3 credits
EGT 123 Industrial Printing - 2 credits
ENG 260 Advanced Technical Communication - 3 credits
MTT 143 Precision Measurements - 2 credits

Total Credits Required: 39 Credits


Certificate of Applied Science- Major in Nuclear Quality Assurance Auditing

The certificate supplements the previous education by providing the student with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to perform quality assurance duties for construction, operation, maintenance, and manufacturing activities. These duties include understanding the types of quality systems and standards, following the continuous improvement process (plan, do, check, act), conducting programmatic compliance audits, managing quality assurance records and documentation, applying quality assurance practices to the procurement cycle, and practice problem solving/critical thinking.

Admission to the Nuclear Quality Assurance Auditing Certificate is restricted to those who have met the prerequisite requirements and/or have the permission of the Department Chair. The Certificate Nuclear Quality Assurance Auditing is designed to augment skills of those who already have a related Associate or higher degree, significant work experience in quality systems, or related credentials.

Nuclear Quality Systems Core Courses.................... 21 Credits NQS 101 Introduction to Nuclear Quality Systems - 3 credits
NQS 105 Nuclear Quality Standards and Specifications - 3 credits
NQS 111 Introduction to Nuclear Quality Assurance Audits - 3 credits
NQS 120 Overview of Associated Nuclear Quality Programs - 3 credits
NQS 221 Nuclear Quality Assurance Auditor - 3 credits
NQS 222 Nuclear Quality Assurance Lead Auditor - 3 credits
QAT 202 Metrology & Calibration - 3 credits

Nuclear Technology Core Course Requirements.................... 8 Credits NET 105 Reactor Components and Systems - 3 credits
NET 130 Radiation Protection - 3 credits
NET 237 Nuclear Reactor Safety - 3 credits

Other Course Requirements.................... 8 Credits EGR 104 Engineering Technology Foundations - 3 credits
EGT 123 Industrial Printing - 2 credits
ENG 260 Advanced Technical Communication - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 37 Credits


Associate in Applied Science: Major in Radiation Protection Technology

The Associate in Applied Science with a major in Radiation Protection Technology (RPT), also known as Radiological Control (RADCON), provides the student with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to evaluate a work site requiring radiological controls. Students will be able to design a plan to minimize personnel exposure to radiation, perform required radiological surveys for radiation and radioactive contamination, and manage a radiation protection program at a nuclear or Department of Energy (DOE) facility within the boundaries of radiological protection standards. Additionally, students will examine radiological survey data to detect and resolve errors in equipment operations.

Admission to the Associate in Applied Science with a Major in Radiation Protection Technology program is restricted to those who have met the prerequisite requirements and/or have the permission of the Department Chair.

In order to enter the Radiation Protection Technology program, the following courses must be successfully completed with a grade ā€œCā€ or higher: ENG 032; RDG 032; MAT 102.

While completing the above courses, you may enter the Occupational Studies - Emphasis in Radiation Protection Technology program.

General Education................... 37 Credits

Humanities/Fine Arts 9 credits
ENG 160 Technical Communications - 3 credits
ENG 260 Advanced Technical Communications - 3 credits
Select Humanities/Fine Arts courses totaling 3 credits from the course list.

Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics 25 credits
Biology (4 credits)
BIO 101 Biological Science I - 4 credits

Chemistry (4 credits)
CHM 105 General/Organic/Biochemistry - 4 credits

Mathematics (9 credits)
MAT 110 College Algebra - 3 credits
MAT 111 College Trigonometry - 3 credits
MAT 120 Probability & Statistics - 3 credits

Physics (8 credits)
PHY 201 Physics I - 4 credits
PHY 202 Physics II - 4 credits

Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credits
Select Social/Behavioral Sciences courses totaling 3 credits from the course list.

Major Requirements................... 29 Credits NET 105 Reactor Components and Systems - 3 credits
RPT 101 Introduction to Radiation Protection - 1 credits
RPT 103 Radiation Fundamentals - 4 credits
RPT 113 Radiation Monitoring - 4 credits
RPT 120 Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response - 1 credits
RPT 223 Radiation Dosimetry - 3 credits
RPT 233 Radioactive Materials Handling - 3 credits
RPT 243 Radiological Safety and Response - 4 credits
RPT 253 Radiation Protection - 3 credits
RPT 290 RPT Internship - 3 credits

Additional Requirements................... 4 Credits CPT 101 Intro to Computers - 3 credits
EGR 105 Safety in the Workplace - 1 credits

Total Credits Required: 70 Credits


Radiological Control Technology Certificate

The Certificate in Radiological Control Technology (RADCON), also known as Radiation Protection Technology, is meant for those students who posses an Associate Degree or higher in a science-related discipline. The certificate supplements the previous education by providing the student with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to evaluate a work site requiring radiological controls. Students will be able to design a plan to minimize personnel exposure to radiation, perform required radiological surveys for radiation and radioactive contamination, and manage a radiation protection program at a nuclear or Department of Energy (DOE) facility within the boundaries of radiological protection standards. Additionally, students will examine radiological survey data to detect and resolve errors in equipment operations.

Admission to the Radiological Control (RADCON) Certificate is restricted to those who have met the prerequisite requirements and/or have the permission of the Department Chair. The Certificate in Radiological Control (RADCON) is designed to augment skills of those who already have a science-related Associate or Bachelor degree.

General Education................... 11 Credits

Humanities/Fine Arts 3 credits
ENG 260 Advanced Technical Communications - 3 credits

Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics 8 credits
Select TWO courses from the following:
PHY 201 Physics I - 4 credits
PHY 202 Physics II - 4 credits
BIO 101 Biological Science I - 4 credits
CHM 105 General/Organic/Biochemistry - 4 credits

Major Requirements................... 26 Credits NET 105 Reactor Components and Systems - 3 credits
RPT 101 Introduction to Radiation Protection - 1 credits
RPT 103 Radiation Fundamentals - 4 credits
RPT 113 Radiation Monitoring - 4 credits
RPT 120 Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response - 1 credits
RPT 223 Radiation Dosimetry - 3 credits
RPT 233 Radioactive Materials Handling - 3 credits
RPT 243 Radiological Safety and Response - 4 credits
RPT 253 Radiation Protection - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 37 Credits


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