BSAST in Nuclear Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology is designed for reactor operators and related workers in the nuclear industry or in the U.S. Navy nuclear power program. Credits may be earned from the Navy Basic Nuclear Power School, advanced Navy training, NRRPT certification, NRC licensure or professional training. The BSAST in Nuclear Engineering Technology degree is a 120-credit program.

View information on the BSAST degree in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology, which is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

View information on the Second Degree Program in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology.


Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
  • Calculus I (MAT-231)
  • Calculus II (MAT-232)
  • Computer Programming Requirement or Programmable Logic Controller (CTR-212)
B. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
C. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 21
  • Psychology or Sociology
  • Statistics (STA-201)
  • Technical Writing (ENG-201)
  • Physics I with Lab
  • Physics II with Lab
  • Chemistry I with Lab
D. General Education Electives 15
II. Area of Study: Nuclear Engineering Technology 45
A. Nuclear Physics 3
B. Heat Transfer 3
C. Fluid Mechanics 3
D. Reactors and Systems
  • Reactor Fundamentals
  • Primary Reactor Systems
  • Secondary Reactor Systems
E. Radiation Effects
  • Radiation Biophysics
  • Radiation Interaction
F. Safety and Protection
  • Radiological, Reactor & Environmental Safety
  • Radiation Protection & Control
G. Instrumentation
  • Nuclear Instrumentation & Control
H. Nuclear Electives
  • Military/INPO Discipline Specific Training including Laboratory/Practicum or
    Occupational Health & Safety
  • Applied Quality Management
  • Regulatory Policy & Procedures
  • Nuclear Materials
I. Current Trends & Applications 3
III. Free Electives 15
Total 120

  • Required Courses: Nuclear Physics for Technology, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Reactors and Plant Systems, Nuclear Instrumentation, Radiation Effects, Radiation Safety, Current Trends and Applications
  • Corollary Requirements: Physics I and II, Chemistry I, Calculus I and II, Computer Requirement, Statistics
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: Most students have earned credit from the Navy Basic Nuclear Power School, which covers more than half of the area of study. Credit may also be earned by advanced Navy training, Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), NRC license, NRRPT certification or ACE-reviewed company training.

Note: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program. The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team. Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.

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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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