Bismarck State College offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Nuclear Power Technology (NUPT) and is designed for current and future nuclear power employees. Students gain fundamental skills and knowledge required for non-licensed operator, maintenance, chemistry and health physics along with a degree specialized for non-licensed operator and health physics positions in nuclear generation systems.
Nuclear power is a type of nuclear technology involving the controlled use of nuclear fission to release energy for the generation of electricity. Nuclear energy is produced by a controlled nuclear chain reaction, which creates heat, and which is used to boil water, produce steam, and drives a steam turbine. The turbine is used to generate electricity and to do mechanical work.
Students are required to take a number of core courses a well as complete general education requirements. Core courses include Overview of Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Mathematical Fundamentals, Classical Physics, Engineering Drawings, Diagrams and Schematics, Mechanical Science, Nuclear Plant Chemistry, Electrical Science, Nuclear Physics, Heat Transfer, Fluid Flow & Thermodynamics, Instrumentation & Control, Science of Radiological Protection, Material Science, Reactor Theory, Nuclear Plant System Component Design & Function, Reactor Safety Design, and Conduct of Facility Operations. Students will have the opportunity to substitute some of their education for training by completing specific requirements at Exelon.
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