NET 101 Power Plant Fundamentals I for Nuclear Energy Technicians (3 credits)

This course will cover the core topics needed by electrical, mechanical, chemical, and Instrumentation and Controls technicians working in the nuclear power industry (in accordance with the Institute of Nuclear Power Operators ACAD 08-006). The student will learn basic atomic and nuclear physics, properties of reactor plant materials, radiation protection and detection, and reactor plant protection. Prerequisites: MAT 114 or higher, and NET major.

NET 102 Power Plant Fundamentals II for Nuclear Energy Technicians (4 credits)

This course builds upon the knowledge acquired in NET 101. In accordance with ACAD 08-006, the student will learn principles and concepts necessary to work safely and effectively in the nuclear energy industry. Topics include: basic reactor operations, heat transfer, steam, and fluid flow. Prerequisites: NET 101 and NET major; co-requisites: MAT 120 and CHE XXX.

NET 111 Mechanical Principles and Concepts (1 credit)

This course will cover the fundamentals of mechanical principles and concepts needed by electrical, mechanical, and Instrumentation and Controls technicians to meet their Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree requirements, and to fulfill the needs of the nuclear power industry in accordance with ACAD 08-006 so that all graduates have the same basic knowledge necessary to be successful nuclear power plant workers. Mechanical principles and concepts covered include SI/English Units, Lubrication Principles, Viscosity Principles, Simple Machines, Temperature Scales, Physical Effects on Process Fluids, and Measuring of Process Fluid Parameters. Prerequisites: MAT 114 or higher, and NET major.

NET 112 Chemistry for Nuclear Technicians (3 credits)

This course will cover the fundamentals of chemistry needed by electrical, mechanical, and Instrumentation and Controls technicians to meet their Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree requirements, and to fulfill the needs of the nuclear power industry in accordance with ACAD 08-006 so that all graduates have the same basic knowledge necessary to be successful nuclear power plant workers. A study of acids and bases, conductivity, mixtures, solutions, compounds, Periodic Table, pH, properties of gases, and states of matter are discussed. In addition, basic water chemistry control fundamentals, ion exchange theory, principles of water treatment, and applied reactor system water chemistry are covered. Prerequisites: MAT 114 or higher, and NET major.

NET 201 Power Plant Fundamentals III for Nuclear Energy Technicians (4 credits)

This course will cover the discipline-specific topics needed by maintenance personnel to meet the needs of the nuclear power industry in accordance with ACAD 08-006. Topics include system and administrative controls related to maintenance activities, reduction and analysis of radiologic exposure during system maintenance, and industrial safety measures. Prerequisites: NET 102 and NET major.

NET 202 Power Plant Fundamentals IV for Nuclear Energy Technicians (4 credits)

This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in NET 101, 102, and 201. Students will learn about the construction and use of systems required to work safely and effectively in the nuclear power industry in accordance with ACAD 08-006. Course topics include various plant systems relating to the nuclear power industry. Prerequisites: NET 201 and NET major.

NET 240 Process Control and Communications (4 credits)

This course will cover the discipline-specific topics needed by Instrumentation and Controls personnel to meet their Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree requirements, and fulfill the needs of the nuclear power industry in accordance with ACAD 08-006 so that all graduates have the same basic knowledge necessary to be successful nuclear power plant workers. Topics covered are specific to Instrumentation and Controls. Prerequisites: NET-201 and NET major.