Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Nuclear

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Particles and Nuclear Physics   (PHY-471)   3.00 s.h.  
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Quantum mechanical treatment of alpha decay, electron and position emission, gamma radiation, nuclear models, nuclear reactions, parity, isotipes, fission, fusion, fundamental particles, antimatter. 
Nuclear Physics for Technology   (NUC-303)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Nuclear Physics for Technology provides students with fundamental concepts of atomic and nuclear physics, nuclear reactor physics, and nuclear reactor operations. It includes a background in atomic and nuclear physics, nuclear reactions and elementary particle interactions, as well as the theory of nuclear reactor design for steady state and transient conditions, reactor control, and reactor operations.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain and apply the theories describing the atomic nature of matter, including components, structure, and nomenclature.
  • Apply the theory of neutron and ?-ray interactions, fission, and the parameters that affect the fission process.
  • Derive equations involving neutron multiplication, the continuity equation, the diffusion equation, and boundary conditions.
  • Summarize the purpose of the components that comprise a nuclear reactor.
  • Solve the diffusion equation for a critical system of simple geometry.
  • Solve for the critical mass or size of fuel.
  • Define thermal reactors, reflected reactors, and heterogeneous reactors.
  • Compare time problems and explain the point kinetics equation.
  • Solve problems involving reactor kinetics, control rods, chemical shim, temperature effects on reactivity, fission product poisoning, and fuel management.
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Radiological, Reactor and Environmental Safety   (NUC-342)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Radiological, Reactor, and Environmental Safety provides basic concepts and applications in health physics and environmental aspects of nuclear power generation. The topics covered include the biological effects of radiation, dose-rate evaluation, radiation monitoring, radiological safety, reactor effluents and radioactive waste disposal, regulations governing radiation exposure and the release of radioactivity into the environment, and the environmental impact of nuclear power plants.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the biological effects of ionizing radiation including genetic and somatic effects.
  • Calculate the radiation dose of different types of radiation for a specific period of time.
  • Summarize the basic operation of radiation monitoring equipment for alpha, beta, gamma, and neutron radiation.
  • Describe the production mechanisms of gaseous, liquid, and solid radioactive waste in nuclear facilities.
  • Describe the gaseous, liquid, and solid radioactive waste cleanup systems in nuclear facilities.
  • Quantify the liquid and gaseous effluents from nuclear facilities.
  • Analyze the environmental concerns arising from the operation of a nuclear power plant.
  • Identify the ALARA philosophy in design, operation, and maintenance of nuclear power plant systems.
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Nuclear Physics   (NMT-211)   3.00 s.h.  
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A study of atomic structure, radioactive decay modes, mathematics of decay, interaction of radiation and matter for Nuclear Medicine Technology. 
Radiation Physics   (PHY-371)   3.00 s.h.  
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Designed to provide a basic understanding of nuclear physics and reactor principles for the radiation technician. This includes basic nuclear composition, sources and characteristics of radiation, reactor induced radiation, basic reactor operating principles, radiation units, shielding, and common nuclear terminology. 
Nuclear Diplomacy   (POS-369)   3.00 s.h.  
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Development of nuclear weapons policies as a means of control and stability. 
Procedures in NMT A   (NMT-341)   3.00 s.h.  
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Patient positioning techniques and specialized patient care; body mechanics; emergency patient care including CPR; aseptic procedures, isolation protocols, phlebotomy techniques and intravenous dose administration equipment and methods. Covers the nuclear medicine procedures of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, central nervous and skeletal systems. Rationale, procedures, and applicable modifications necessary to perform all nuclear medicine studies. 
Fundls of Nuclear Engineering   (NUC-221)   3.00 s.h.  
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An introductory course in nuclear engineering. Topics include physics, reactor theory, and reactor operation. Emphasis on basic principles underlying the design and operation of nuclear systems, facilities and applications. 
Nuclear Power Economics & Management   (NUC-301)   3.00 s.h.  
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Study of the economics and management of nuclear power plants, including planning for decision-making, scheduling methods, and motion and time optimization. Coparison of various nuclear systems and their advantages over traditional power systems. 
Nuclear Water Chemistry   (NUC-314)   1.00 s.h.  
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A course designed to acquaint nuclear steam generating operatorswith a few of the basic principles of chemical reactions, metal corrosion and the effects of nuclear operations on the chemistry of water. Methods of water testing, control of water properties and equipment used in these processes. 
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