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Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Program Overview

The Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering Undergraduate Certificate program, taught in conjunction with Alexandria Technical and Community College, is designed for Sailors who are interested in becoming better enlisted leaders in the fundamentals of nuclear engineering technology. This program helps you accomplish this by developing your skills in math, physics, and chemistry as they relate to nuclear engineering.

This provides you with a 7-course program providing the foundational Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) knowledge needed to successfully achieve an associate or bachelor’s degree in applied engineering. This professionally-relevant certificate helps set you apart as meeting required pre-requisite competencies in the hard sciences sought by bachelors of applied engineering technology programs.

Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Partner Institution

The USNCC Fundamentals in Nuclear Engineering Undergraduate Certificate is completed through Alexandria Technical and Community College, who is the degree grantor for this program. ATCC was selected for this program because of their military friendliness, quality education program, expertise in the field, and an established pathway to a four-year degree program with little to no loss of credit.
 
Alexandria Technical and Community College was selected for this program because of their military friendliness, quality education program, expertise in the field, and established pathway to a four-year degree program with little to no loss of credit.
 
As a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Alexandria Technical and Community College is committed to the success of their students and to diversity, equity, and inclusion. They work innovatively on behalf of their students, their college, and their community. ATCC provides services and programs for service members and veterans including credit for military training and a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families.

ATCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Program Description

The Fundamentals in Nuclear Engineering Undergraduate Certificate will be a rigorous program that provides a comprehensive foundation that can be applied to many applications of nuclear technology. Students at the USNCC will have access to state-of-the-art software with expert faculty focused on instruction and training to prepare students for practical applications of these skills. The courses will introduce students to engineering principles, plant materials, chemistry controls, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow, radiological controls, quality assurance, aptitudes and skills students need, engineering ethics, and programs at transfer institutions. 
 
Through the Fundamentals in Nuclear Engineering Undergraduate Certificate, students will gain practical design experience using basic models and simulations, while also establishing a strong basis in math, physics and chemistry.

Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Program Requirements

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Active duty enlisted Sailor, Marine, Coast Guardsman, or Coast Guard Reservist
  • High school diploma or equivalent

Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Program Plan

Nuclear Engineering Fundamentals Undergraduate Certificate
MATH2232 Calculus II 4 Credits
MATH1447 Introduction to Statistics 4 Credits
PHYS1081 Engineering Physics I with Lab 4 Credits
PHYS1082 Engineering Physics II with Lab 4 Credits
CHEM1500 General Chemistry with Lab 4 Credits
MFGT2552 Programmable Logic Controls 4 Credits
NUCPXXXX Nuclear Technical Elective 4 Credits
Total: 28 Credits
Note: The residency requirement for this certificate is 10 credits.

Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Math Intensity

High

Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Learning Environment

All of the courses for the Fundamentals in Nuclear Engineering Undergraduate Certificate are offered online and asynchronously through Alexandria Technical and Community College. This means that, as long as you have access to the internet, you are able to take these courses on your schedule, wherever you are in the world. Whether you are stationed on a ship in Norfolk, conducting field exercises in Okinawa, patrolling in a cutter the coasts of Alaska, or providing security or logistical support out of Bahrain, you are able to use your off-duty hours to further your education through the USNCC. Since these courses are offered asynchronously, this means you will not be required to log on to specific meetings at specific times throughout the week. You will be assigned due dates for your assignments; as long as you can post by those deadlines, you will meet attendance requirements.

Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Ideal Rating/MOS Candidates

While there is no requirement at this time to be a part of any rating or MOS community, this program was designed primarily with the following community in mind:
Navy
EMN
ETN
MMN
The Fundamentals in Nuclear Engineering Undergraduate Certificate is a specialized degree program that is designed to help Sailors who have completed the nuclear engineering pipeline and are looking to advance their educational goals and develop their critical thinking skills in the nuclear field.
Marine Corps
None
The Fundamentals in Nuclear Engineering Undergraduate Certificate is a specialized degree program that is designed to help Sailors who have completed the nuclear engineering pipeline and are looking to advance their educational goals and develop their critical thinking skills in the nuclear field.
Coast Guard
None
The Fundamentals in Nuclear Engineering Undergraduate Certificate is a specialized degree program that is designed to help Sailors who have completed the nuclear engineering pipeline and are looking to advance their educational goals and develop their critical thinking skills in the nuclear field.

Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Education Pathways

The Fundamentals in Nuclear Engineering Undergraduate Certificate program transfers seamlessly to the USNCC's Nuclear Engineering Technology associate degree program.

Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Career Opportunities

In addition to improving your capabilities as an enlisted leader in the core career fields listed above, the Fundamental in Nuclear Engineering Undergraduate Certificate also sets you up for success in the following career fields after you finish your service in the military, whether it is after four years or 34 years:
  • Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters
  • Non-Destructive Testing Specialists
  • Photonics Technicians
  • Nuclear Monitoring Technicians
  • Nuclear Power Reactor Operators

Contact Information

To find out more about this program and how to apply, contact our enrollment office at info@usncc.edu.
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