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College Catalog 2020-2021 
College Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nuclear Technology (A.A.S.)

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The Nuclear Technology A.A.S. degree program at Onondaga Community College prepares graduates for entry-level positions as technicians for the nuclear power industry. Based on the Uniform Curriculum Guide for Nuclear Power Plant Technicians, the program’s classroom and laboratory coursework will emphasize the instrumentation and control systems applicable to the nuclear industry. Additional “hands-on” experiences may be gained through a summer internship at Constellation Energy Nuclear Group’s power plants.

Admission Requirements

Must complete ALL for fall start in order to be considered.

  1. Placement in ENG 103  and ILS 153  
  2. Placement into MAT 119  or MAT 143  or higher
  3. Satisfactory GPA in last educational experience required for consideration

Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of all ACAD-08-006 required courses (NET, ELT, PHY, and MAT) with a grade of C+ or higher.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of nuclear systems and operations.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of radiological safety and radiation protection procedures.
  3. Verbalize the applicable rules and regulations as they pertain to maintenance and control in the operations and quality assurance.
  4. Accurately solve problems using foundation mathematics, physical sciences, and nuclear technology.
  5. Interpret laboratory analyses that measure nuclear and radiation processes.
  6. Implement operational procedures associated with start-up and shut-down activities.
  7. Conduct, analyze, and interpret laboratory experiments.
  8. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

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