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 Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 30
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
  • College Algebra (MAT-121) or above
  • Higher Level Mathematics above College Algebra
  • Computer Programming or Programmable Logic Controllers (CTR-212)
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 11
  • Psychology or Sociology
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
C. General Education Electives 4
II. Area of Study: Nuclear Engineering Technology 24
A. Nuclear Physics 3
B. Thermodynamics or Heat Transfer 3
C. Fluid Mechanics 3
D. Reactors 6
E. Radiation Safety 3
F. Nuclear Engineering Technology Electives 3
G. Associate Capstone (APS-295) 3
III. Free Electives 6
Total 60


  • Required Courses: Nuclear Physics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Nuclear Reactors, Radiation Safety
  • Corollary Requirements: College Algebra, Physics I and II, Computer Concepts
  • 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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