ASAST in Nuclear Engineering Technology

The Associate in Science in Applied Science and Technology (ASAST) degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology is designed for reactor operators and other workers in the nuclear industry. Students who have completed Navy Basic Nuclear Power School will receive credit for that training. The degree is a 60-credit program.

ASAST in Nuclear Engineering Technology Credit Distribution

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 38
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
(6)
  • Oral Communication
(3)
  • Quantitative Literacy
(3)
  • Information Literacy
(3)
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
(3)
  • Ethics
(3)
  • Civic Engagement
(3)
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 6
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 8
II. Area of Study: Nuclear Engineering Technology 21
A. Nuclear Physics 3
B. Thermodynamics or Heat Transfer 3
C. Fluid Mechanics 3
D. Reactors 3
E. Radiation Safety 3
F. Nuclear Engineering Technology Electives 3
G. Associate Capstone (APS-295) 3
III. Electives 1
Total 60
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the ASAST Degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology and can be fulfilled in either the General Education or Electives sections of the degree chart. 14
  • College Algebra
(3)
  • Higher Level Math above College Algebra
(3)
  • Physics I with Lab
(4)
  • Physics II with Lab
(4)
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Option: Students who have completed Navy Basic Nuclear Power School will have completed the courses for the option

Leverage Your Training

Have you earned a professional license or certification, or acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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