ASAST in Radiation Protection

The Associate in Science in Applied Science and Technology (ASAST) degree in Radiation Protection is designed for health physics technicians and other radiation workers in the nuclear industry, hospitals and manufacturing. The program enables mid-career adults meet their educational and professional needs through credit transfer and course completion, positing graduates to transition to the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology degree program.  The degree is a 60-credit program.

ASAST in Radiation Protection 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: Radiation Protection 21
A. Nuclear Physics 3
B. Radiation Biology or Chemistry 3
C. Health Physics
  • Radiation Safety
  • Health Physics
  • Radiation Protection
3
D. Radiation Measurement
  • Radiation Detection and Measurement
  • Nuclear Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Radiation Dosimetry
3
E. Radiation Protection Electives
  • Health Physics Techniques
  • Radiation Effects
  • Radiation Shielding
  • Radioactive Waste Control
  • ALARA Principles
  • Nuclear Radiation Fundamentals
  • Thermodynamics or Heat Transfer
  • Radiation Biophysics
  • Radiation and Reactor Systems
6
F. Associate Capstone (APS-295) 3
III. Electives 1
Total 60
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the BSAST Degree in Air Traffic Control and can be fulfilled in either the General Education or Electives sections of the degree chart. 14
  • College Algebra
(3)
  • Physics I with Lab
(4)
  • Physics II with Lab
(4)
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Option: Students who have completed NRRPT certification will have completed the option. Students who completed Navy Nuclear Power School will have completed most of the option

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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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