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Energy Systems Nuclear Operations Technology


Program Objectives

  1. Apply a fundamental knowledge of mathematics, sciences (e.g. - physics, chemistry, and thermodynamics), and an understanding of the nuclear process while working in the nuclear industry
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills, with special emphasis on workplace, environmental, and safety concerns, to solve professional and technical challenges in the nuclear industry.
  3. Exhibit an understanding and adherence to the professional, social and ethical standards of the nuclear industry.
  4. Practice a commitment to be professionally and technically current with changing technologies in the nuclear industry through self-improvement and lifelong learning.
  5. Demonstrate communication and teamwork skills in diverse and multidisciplinary teams, while striving for increasing responsibilities and positions of leadership in the nuclear industry.


Student Outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences (physics, chemistry, thermodynamics and electrical sciences) to solve related
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge of nuclear physics, reactor protection, design, materials and radiation protection to analyze and solve nuclear industry problems.
  3. Demonstrate a knowledge of nuclear plant system operations, plant components and an ability to interpret drawings during operational, troubleshooting, and maintenance evolutions.
  4. Integrate and apply knowledge of nuclear technical material, safety procedures and operations to analyze abnormal, emergency and nuclear accident scenarios.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Conduct of Operations.
  6. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication in individual and group environments.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data; report findings including observations and appropriate recommendations.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the Federal, State and Local regulations, standards and rules applying to the nuclear industry, as well as safe work practices.
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical responsibilities required in the nuclear industry.
  10. Demonstrate the ability to provide leadership and function as a member of a team.


Annual Enrollment and Graduation Data
2018 23 4
2017 24 6
2016 12 7
2015 8  
2014 7  
2013 8 9
2012 12  

* Enrollments: Number of students majoring in the program enrolled in the fall semester of the academic year.

Graduates: Number of students awarded a degree during the academic year.