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Catalog 2012-2013 
Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nuclear Engineering Technology: Instrumentation and Control, AAS

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No. of Credits: 63
Contact: R. Gates, Chair, Business and Technology Division; E. Dawoud, Program Coordinator

The Nuclear Engineering Technology: Instrumentation and Control Associate of Applied Science degree will have both an academic and an industrial focus, resulting in the education and training required for graduates to understand, install, test and maintain components and control systems in power plants. The program will emphasize instrumentation and control systems relevant to the nuclear industry, though many principles will also apply to other types of power plants, electrical utilities systems, and energy-related systems. Cooperative education requirements will allow students opportunities to demonstrate and test current components and systems. This program is based on the Uniform Curriculum Guide for Nuclear Power Plant Technician, Maintenance, and Non-licensed Operations Personnel for Associate Degree Programs as developed by the Nuclear Energy Institute.

Prospective students must meet specific academic and personal background standards prior to registration for program cooperative education course(s). Students are required to undergo a criminal background check prior to the cooperative education course. Students must maintain a grade of “C” or better in all required courses in order to progress in the program.

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission to the program:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Placement into ENG 1010  and MTH 1000  (or above)
  • Submission of the application to the program, to include criminal background and drug use history

First consideration will be given to residents of CSM’s service area. All candidates will be selected and admitted using criteria in the Nuclear Engineering Technology program information booklet. After reviewing the booklet, applicants are advised to meet with the Nuclear Engineering Technology Program Coordinator to discuss details about the program.

Students must maintain a grade of “C” or better in all required courses in order to progress in the program.

Students who complete the program with a grade point average of 3.0 or above, with no grade lower than a “B” in the core courses will receive, in addition to the associate degree diploma, a certificate of completion signed by Calvert Cliff Nuclear Power Plant and National Academy of Nuclear Training. This certificate will signify the student’s completion of a program of study based on NEI’s Uniform Curriculum Standard.

For more information, contact the Business and Technology Division at 301-934-7565.

Career Opportunities:

instrumentation and control maintenance technician in electrical generation fields, which include nuclear, coal and gas

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Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor for individual program planning.


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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