Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3174
First Term: 2018 Fall   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-67
CIP Code: 15.1401
Occupational Area: Manufacturing

Instructional Council: Applied Technology (57)
GPA: 3.0
SOC Code:


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Nuclear Power Technology program is designed to provide trade-related classroom training as required by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, the State of Arizona Apprenticeship Division, and the National Academy for Nuclear Training. The program consists of a core curriculum that is common to all nuclear power plant maintenance disciplines. The student selects courses from the restricted electives to complete specialized craft-related training.



Required Courses
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3

+ MAT150 College Algebra/Functions (5) OR
+ MAT151 College Algebra/Functions (4) OR
+ MAT152 College Algebra/Functions (3) 3-5

PPT120 Energy Industry Fundamentals 3
PPT121 Power Plant Components 3
+ PPT202 Power Plant Systems I 3
+ PPT203 Power Plant Systems II 3
+ PPT221 Reactor Theory 3
+ PPT222 Reactor Plant Chemistry and Materials 2
Credits: 23-25

Program Competencies
1. Demonstrate microcomputer software applications for the personal computer to include word processing, development of an electronic spreadsheet, and keyboarding in a desktop environment. (CIS105)
2. Apply safety principles pertaining to nuclear processes and systems. (PPT120, PPT202, PPT203, PPT221)
3. Read and interpret technical documents pertaining to nuclear power plant systems. (PPT120, PPT121, PPT202, PPT203, PPT222)
4. Explain fundamental theories related to nuclear power plant components and systems. (PPT120, PPT121, PPT202, PPT203, PPT221)
5. Solve technical problems related to nuclear power plant components and systems using equations and mathematical principles. (MAT151, PPT120, PPT121, PPT202, PPT203, PPT221, PPT222)
6. Describe the operation of various nuclear power plant components and systems.(PPT120, PPT121, PPT202, PPT203)
7. Describe the operation of nuclear power plant processes. (PPT221, PPT222)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: April 25, 2017

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