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Catalog 2013-2014 
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nuclear Engineering Technology: Instrumentation and Control, AAS

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No. of Credits: 63
Contact: J. Fehr, Interim Chair, Business and Technology Division

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.

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Career Opportunities:

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

Transfer Options: 

This program articulates to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology at Excelsior College. Contact an advisor for recommended course selection.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Contact the program coordinator.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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