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Nuclear Technology - Associate Degree

Program Code: 106241

The increasing use of radiation and radioactive materials in today's world has created a demand for nuclear technicians. This demand is expected to remain high for years to come. The Nuclear Technology program offers students a unique opportunity to obtain the specialized training in demand by businesses and organizations licensed to utilize radioactive materials. It is also an excellent springboard for a four-year degree in the high-demand fields of health physics, radiation safety and nuclear engineering. Nuclear technicians have a variety of career opportunities at businesses such as nuclear power facilities, radioactive waste handling facilities, radiopharmaceutical companies, universities and national laboratories, medical facilities, U. S. Department of Energy sites, hospitals, or emergency management organizations. Nuclear Technology is a shared program between Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) and NWTC. Classes are offered in a traditional classroom setting using interactive television methods to link the two technical colleges. For flexibility, some classes may be taken in an online format through LTC.

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Employment Potential

• Nuclear Power Facilities

• Radioactive Waste Handling Facilities

• Radiopharmaceutical Companies

• Universities and National Laboratories

• Medical Facilities

• U.S. Department of Energy Sites

• Hospitals

• Emergency Management

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Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application at Lakeshore Technical College. Go to www.gotoltc.edu or call (888)468-6582

Program Availability

FULL TIMESpring 2017Summer 2017Fall 2017
Green Bay
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Curriculum
The Nuclear Technology Associate Degree is a two-year, six semester collaborative program between Lakeshore Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Students will attend classes on the Green Bay campus and will take part in ITV classes sent from LTC to NWTC. Upon graduation a student will have completed 71credits.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-620-100
Fluids 1: Basic Pneumatics
1
10-620-100 FLUIDS 1: BASIC PNEUMATICS ...what fluid power is, differentiate between hydraulics and pneumatics, implement basic pneumatic circuits, utilize schematics, apply Pascal's Law, define properties of fluids, implement airflow control and hydraulics cylinder circuits.
10-620-101
Fluids 2: Basic Hydraulics
1
10-620-101 FLUIDS 2: BASIC HYDRAULICS ...hydraulic pumps, basic hydraulics actuator circuits, hydraulic schematics, apply Pascal's Law, summarize the effects of fluids friction, define properties of hydraulic energy, design hydraulic circuits with directional control valves. (Corequisite: 10-620-100, Fluids 1: Basic Pneumatics) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-624-105
Health Physics Calculations
3
10-624-105 HEALTH PHYSICS CALCULATIONS AND STATISTICS ...prepares the learner to solve linear and exponential equations, logarithms, plot graphs, determine counting statistics and reliability, and work with geometry and trigonometry problems. (Condition: Nuclear Technology program; Corequisite: 10-624-110 Nuclear Technology & Regulations)
10-624-110
Nuclear Technology and Regs
3
10-624-110 NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY AND REGULATIONS ...introduces the learner to atomic and nuclear structure; radioactivity and basic dosimetry; regulations standards; including 10CFR 19, 20, 30, and 35. Condition: Nuclear Technology Admissions Requirements Met
10-660-104
DC 1: Introduction
1
10-660-104 DC 1: INTRODUCTION ...introduction to the concepts of DC electricity and simple series circuits. Voltage, current, resistance, Ohm's Law, power and Kirchoff's Voltage Law are defined. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-660-105
DC 2: Circuits
1
10-660-105 DC 2: CIRCUITS ...analysis of parallel and series-parallel circuits. Application of Kirchoff's Current Law to parallel circuit combinations. Introduction of current sources and source conversions. (Corequisites: 10-804-118, Interim Algebra w Apps OR 10-804-113, College Tech Math 1A; 10-660-104, DC 1: Intro) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-804-118
Interm Algebra w Apps
4
10-804-118 INTERM ALGEBRA W APPS...algebra content with applications. Topics include properties of real numbers, order of operations, algebraic solution for linear equations and inequalities, operations with polynomial and rational expressions, operations with rational exponents and radicals, algebra of inverse, logarithmic and exponential functions. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Elementary Algebra=61 or ACT-Math =21 or 10-834-110, Elementary Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
SECOND SEMESTER
10-624-114
Nuclear Systems and Sources
3
10-624-114 NUCLEAR SYSTEMS AND SOURCES ...introduces the learner to the major components of natural/man-made background sources, x-ray tubes and applications, medical-used radioactivity materials, accelerators, nuclear gauging devices, non-ionization radiations, and power/research nuclear reactors and associated health physics topics. (Condition: Nuclear Technology Admissions Requirements Met or Nuclear Tech Dominion Grant and Prerequisite: 10-604-110, Nuclear Technology & Regulations)
10-624-122
Radiation Physics
3
10-624-122 RADIATION PHYSICS ...introduces the learner to health physics-related physics, including the properties of radiation, interactions of radiation with matters; basic principles of radiation detection and measurement; and different kinds of radiation detectors; i.e., gas-filled and solid-state detectors. (Prerequisite: 10-624-105 Hlth Phys Calc & Stats, 10-624-110 Nuclear Tech & Reg, 10-804-118 Iterm Alg w/Apps; Condition: Nuclear Tech Admissions Met)
10-624-123
Radiation Physics-Lab
2
10-624-123 RADIATION PHYSICS-LAB ...expands the learner's ability to perform calculations, select instruments, and analyze samples. This course is associated with 10-624-122, Radiation Physics. (Corequisite: 10-624-122 Radiation Physics, 10-624-110 Nuclear Tech & Reg)
10-660-107
AC 1: Properties
1
10-660-107 AC 1: PROPERTIES ...introduction to the properties of capacitors and inductors including types and behavior in switching circuits. Inductor basics include a study of magnetic fields. (Prerequisite: 10-660-105, DC 2: Circuits; Corequisite: 10-804-196, Trigonometry w Apps OR 10-804-114, College Tech Math 1B) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-660-108
AC 2: Reactance
1
10-660-108 AC 2: REACTANCE ...study of the way inductive, capacitive and resistive components behave in a circuit excited by a sine waveform. Effective and average values of the sinewave are derived. (Corequisite: 10-660-107, AC 1: Properties) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-804-196
Trigonometry w Apps
3
10-804-196 TRIGONOMETRY WITH APPLICATIONS ...topics include circular functions, graphing of trigonometry functions, identities, equations, trigonometric functions of angles, inverse functions, solutions of triangles complex numbers, DeMoivre's Theorem, polar coordinates, and vectors. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer College Level Math=63 or ACT-Math =24 or 10-804-118, Intermediate Alg w/ Apps with "C" or better AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
SUMMER SEMESTER
10-624-118
Radiation Biology
3
10-624-118 RADIATION BIOLOGY ...prepares the learner to convert measuring units and activity to dose rates, predict the effect of radiation on living cells and human organs, evaluate radiation risk, and calculate internal doses. (Prerequisite: 10-624-110 Nuc Tch/Rg, 10-605-105 Hlth Phys Clc/Stat, 10-624-114 Nuc Sys/Src & 10-624-122 Rad Phys, 10-625-123 Rad Phys-Lb, 10-804-118 Inter Alg w/Apps)
10-806-134
General Chemistry
4
10-806-134 GENERAL CHEMISTRY...covers chemistry fundamentals. Topics: metric system, problem-solving, periodic relationships, chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, properties of water; acids, bases, and salts; and gas laws. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Elem Algebra=61 or ACT-Math score=21 or 10-834-110, Elementary Algebra w/Apps with "C" or better AND Accuplacer Reading=80 or ACT-Reading=17 or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
7
THIRD SEMESTER
10-624-132
Radiological Emergencies
2
10-624-132 RADIOLOGICAL EMERGENCIES ...prepares the learner to understand a radiological emergency within the commercial nuclear power industry and explain how it is prevented, mitigated, and the proper preparations should an emergency occur. A radiological emergency is displaced radioactive substances in solid, liquid, or gaseous form in amounts which may result in doses to plant workers, plant equipment, the environment, or the public, that exceed company, state, and federal limits or regulations. (Prerequisite: 10-624-110 Nuclear Tech and Regs, 10-624-105 Hlth Phys Calc & Sts, 10-624-105 Hlth Phys Calc & Sts, 10-624-114 Nuclear Sys & Srcs)
10-624-133
Radioactive Material Managemen
2
10-624-133 RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL MANAGEMENT ...introduces the learner to the proper methods used to dispose of radioactive waste in liquid, solid, gaseous forms; determine waste classification, evaluate methods used to process low-level and high-level waste, determine the package/label requirements, proper type of transport container, shipment quantity classification, storage distance from people and film during shipments by rail/vessel/public roads, proper shipping name and UN number; completion of proper shipping papers; document materials inventory/shipments. (Prerequisites: 10-624-105 Hlth Phys Calc & Stats, 10-624-110 Nuclear Tech & Regs, 10-624-114 Nuclear Sys & Srcs)
10-624-134
Radiation Shielding
2
10-624-134 RADIATION SHIELDING ...provides the learner with the skills to calculate radiation attenuation from various geometric radioactive sources, determine the effect of neutron radiation on materials, and estimate the exposure rate from various sources with or without shielding materials. (Prerequisite: 10-624-122 Radiation Physics)
10-624-135
Radiation Shield-Lab
1
10-624-135 RADIATION SHIELD - LAB ...expands the learner's ability to perform shielding of ionizing radiation sources and to measure the penetration of alpha beta and gamma radiation. (Corequisite: 10-624-134 Radiation Shielding)
10-624-149
Reactor Plant Components
4
10-624-149 REACTOR PLANT COMPONENTS ...introduces basic mechanical and electrical components used by nuclear power plants such as different types of piping, valves, pumps, ejectors, filters, turbines, heat exchangers, compressors, lubrication systems, valve actuators, breakers, transformers, relays, and other equipment. (Prerequisites: 10-624-110 Nucl Tech/Regs, 10-624-105 Hlth Phys Calc & Stats, 10-804-118 Interm Algebra w/Apps; Corequisite: 10-624-114 Nucl Sys/Srcs)
10-806-154
General Physics 1
4
10-806-154 GENERAL PHYSICS 1...applications/theory of basic physics principles: problem-solving, laboratory investigation, and applications including unit conversion and analysis, vectors, translational and rotational kinematics/dynamics, heat/temperature, and harmonic motion and waves.(Prerequisites: Accuplacer Elem Algebra=61 or ACT-Math score=21 or 10-834-110, Elementary Algebra w/Apps with "C" or better AND Accuplacer Reading=80 or ACT-Reading=17 or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-197
Contemporary Amer Society
3
10-809-197 CONTEMPORARY AMER SOCIETY...the major social institutions within the American society: government, family, education, religion, and economic system. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-624-140
Radiochemistry
2
10-624-140 RADIOCHEMISTRY ...prepares the learner to separate dissolved, suspended, liquid, and ionic radioactive components; perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of samples; and prevent the production of radioactive material by using proper chemical control. (Prerequisite: 10-624-122 Radiation Phys, 10-806-134 General Chemistry) Course Typically Offered: At host campus only
10-624-145
Applied Health Physics
3
10-624-145 APPLIED HEALTH PHYSICS ...prepares the learner to issue dosimetry, calculate neutron dose, monitor personal exposure, calculate radioactive airborne activity concentration, estimate radioactive, airborne concentration, issue respirators, determine contamination levels, recommend protective clothing, reduce the spread of contamination, conduct an ALARA audit, reduce the total radiation exposure, maintain records and estimate exposure to internal organs. (Prerequisite: 10-624-122 Radiation Physics)
10-624-148
Reactor Theory and Operations
3
10-624-148 REACTOR THEORY AND OPERATIONS ...introduces the learner to the basic reactor types, the fission process, reactivity/criticality, reactor kinetics, heat removal, residual/decay heat, basic reactor types, nuclear plant water chemistry, and reactor thermodynamics. (Prerequisite: 10-624-122 Radiation Physics and 10-624-132 Radiological Emergencies)
10-624-156
Nuclear Technology Internship
2
10-624-156 NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP ... internship enhances the student's ability to apply technical skills to work productively, communicate effectively, and demonstrate appropriate ethics and behavior in a professional workplace environment. Course Typically Offered: At host campus only
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10-624-146
Applied Health Physics-Lab
2
10-624-146 APPLIED HEALTH PHYSICS-LAB ...expands the learner's ability to perform applied health physics tasks as covered in Applied Health Physics, 10-624-145. and should be completed within the same semester. (Corequisite: 10-624-145 Applied Health Physics)
10-809-198
Intro to Psychology
3
10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
13
TOTAL CREDITS
71

Program Outcomes

• Work safely within industrial and radiological hazard areas.
• Understand and communicate nuclear technology-related concepts effectively in both oral and written formats.
• Diagnose equipment requiring electrical or mechanical repair and carry out preventive maintenance procedures.
• Perform radiological surveys for radiation and radioactive contamination.
• Follow procedures for operating and maintaining systems and equipment at nuclear facilities.
• Participate in applying nuclear technologies to a variety of industrial, medical, and research processes.
• Apply your knowledge in a variety of related occupational jobs, such as in reactor plant operations, maintenance, quality assurance, etc.

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