61 credits total: 30 in the arts and sciences; 30 in the Nuclear Technology Component; and the 1 credit information literacy requirement. See the credit requirements in chart form.
Upon successful completion of the Excelsior College Associate in Science in Nuclear Technology program, the graduate will be able to:
- Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of nature with the ability to understand, measure, and provide quantitative expressions of the phenomena of nature.
- Apply the fundamentals of algebra, trigonometry, and higher mathematics to problem solving in nuclear areas.
- Practice good oral and written communications.
- Demonstrate an understanding of our cultural heritage, interpersonal relationships, the interrelationship between technology and society, and those values essential for intelligent and discerning judgments.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer applications for technical problem solving appropriate to the nuclear engineering technology discipline.
- Exhibit technical skills and techniques in electrical theory, health physics, radiation protection, shielding, reactor core fundamentals, reactor systems, applied thermodynamics, nuclear instrumentation and control systems, and reactor safety.
- Demonstrate an understanding of nuclear processes and operation, the relationship between design and operation, and the role of the human and environmental interface in the operation and maintenance of nuclear systems.
- Demonstrate knowledge of nuclear plant operation, which includes the areas of radiation protection procedures, current applicable rules and regulations, maintenance and control of nuclear systems, quality assurance, and environmental integrity.