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Program: Technology: Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies: Nuclear Technologies/Power Plant Technologies Concentration

Associate in Technical Studies (Nuclear Technologies/Power Plant Technologies)

Excelsior College's online Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies (Nuclear Technologies/Power Plant Technologies concentration) was specifically designed to help the nuclear power industry meet its workforce challenges.

A Practical, Convenient Education in Nuclear and Power Plant Technologies

Education begins in the military or industry workforce for many adults working toward a degree in nuclear and power plant technologies. At Excelsior, you'll get academic credit for military and job-related training that can be applied to your online Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies with concentration in nuclear and power plant technologies.

By getting credit for what you already know, you can complete your associate degree requirements with fewer credits, which means you may only be a few courses away from earning your AAS in Technical Studies.

  • Take online courses in nuclear and power plant technologies that won't get in the way of your work or family responsibilities.
  • Transfer more credits earned through courses taken at other accredited colleges.
  • Satisfy many degree requirements with prior military training and work experience.
  • Design a degree-completion strategy that works for you with guidance from academic advisors.
  • Save money on your AAS in Technical Studies degree with affordable tuition, low student fees, and interest-free payment plans.

A national leader in adult education and workforce development since 1971, Excelsior will help you spend less and shorten your path to a respected nuclear and power plant technologies-focused degree.

An Affordable, Flexible, and Convenient AAS Degree—Completely Online

All of Excelsior's AAS degree programs meet strict requirements for academic quality. Our faculty have years of industry experience, and help develop and continually revise our nuclear technologies and power plant technologies classes to include the most up-to-date theories and standard practice.

By specializing in nuclear and power plant technologies, you'll gain career-building knowledge of:

  • Computer programming
  • Electric power distribution
  • Electrical theory
  • Electronics theory and application
  • Engineering economics
  • Health physics
  • Instrumentation and control systems
  • Materials
  • Reactor cores and plant systems
  • Thermodynamics and heat transfer
  • Radiation protection, safety, and measurement

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Program: Technology: AAS Tech Studies Degree Requirements

AAS in Technical Studies Credit Requirements

60 credits total: 20 credits in arts and sciences, 27 credits in career component, and 13 credits in free electives to include the mandatory 1 credit information literacy course.

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Program Outcomes

We expect that as a graduate of the Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies degree, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate introductory college-level proficiency in one or more of the subject areas in mathematics and/or natural sciences.
  • Demonstrate introductory college-level proficiency in one or more of the social sciences
  • Demonstrate a comprehension of cultural diversity, human behavior, and the relationship between technology and society.
  • Demonstrate the application of technology in the area of focus.

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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