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Nuclear Technology

Associate In Applied Science

The Nuclear Technology program prepares individuals to become qualified field service technicians who perform maintenance, repairs, and modifications to licensed nuclear facilities in the United States and around the globe which have light water reactors that are shutdown for refueling.

Facilities

All Nuclear Technology academic courses are taught at the CFCC North Campus.  The six semester Reactor Service Technician track begins each Fall Semester and the six semester Nuclear Plant Technician track begins each Spring Semester.  The spring co-op semester for Reactor Service Technician students may include training at GE-Hitachi facilities in North Carolina or California and at GE reactors shutdown for refueling.  The summer co-op semester for Nuclear Plant Technician students may include training at Duke Energy operating nuclear power plants.

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Nuclear Technology Courses

NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY COURSES

Credits

Contact Hours

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry

3

3

ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting

3

3

HUM 115 Critical Thinking

3

3

MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I

3

4

Social/Behavioral Science Elective (one from the following)
ECO 151 Survey of Economics

3

3

POL 110 Introduction to Political Science

3

3

PSY 150 General Psychology

3

3

SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology

3

3

MAJOR COURSES
ATR 112 Introduction to Automation

3

5

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers

3

4

EGR 115 Intro to Technology

3

5

ELC 131 Circuit Analysis I

4

6

ISC 112 Industrial Safety

2

2

MAT 122 Algebra/Trigonometry II

3

4

MEC 265 Fluid Mechanics

3

4

NUC 110 Nuclear Reactor Systems

3

3

NUC 120 Nuclear Reactor Theory

4

4

NUC 210 Nuclear Steam Plant Systems

4

5

NUC 220 Nuclear Primary Plant Systems

4

5

PHY 131 Physics-Mechanics

4

5

PHY 132 Physics – Electricity and Magnetism

4

5

One of following work experiences at one or more nuclear power plants
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I (Reactor Service Tech)

1

10

WBL 112 Work-Based Learning I (Nuclear Plant Tech)

2

20

General Education and Major Courses Total

60-61

103-113

REACTOR SERVICE TECHNICIAN ELECTIVES
ELC 128 Intro to PLC

3

5

HYD 110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I

3

5

ISC 130 Intro to Quality Control

3

3

MEC 111 Machine Processes I

3

5

MEC 130 Mechanisms

3

4

NUC 130 Applied NDE – Nuclear

2

3

REACTOR SERVICE TECHNICIAN TOTAL

74

103

NUCLEAR PLANT TECHNICIAN ELECTIVES
CHM 121 Foundations in Chemistry

3

3

EGR 251 Statics

3

4

ELC 117 Motors and Controls

4

8

ELC 128 Intro to PLC

3

5

ELC 133 Circuit Analysis II

4

6

ELC 213 Instrumentation

4

5

ELN 260 Prog. Logic Controllers

4

6

MEC 111 Machine Processes I

3

5

MEC 267 Thermal Systems

3

4

PCI 162 Instrumentation Controls

3

5

PCI 262 Intro to Process Control

4

6

NUCLEAR PLANT TECHNICIAN TOTAL

75

113

For Course Registration

Refer to 2014-15 college catalog or program brochure for course sequence each semester.

Students entering program with transfer credits must meet with the Lead Instructor, Nuclear Technology prior to course registration.

*Please consult your Advisor for any schedule or program changes*



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411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

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4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

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100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

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Friday: 8:00am to 12:00pm

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