Course Descriptions

CETT 1409     DC-AC Circuits
4:3:3   

Fundamentals of DC circuits and AC circuits operation including Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s laws, networks, transformers, resonance, phasors, capacitive and inductive and circuit analysis techniques.


Prerequisite:  ENER 1350 or PTAC 1302


ELMT 2437     Electronic Troubleshooting, Service & Repair
4:3:3 
In-depth coverage of electronic systems, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair.  Topics include symptom identification, proper repair procedures, repair checkout, and preventative maintenance.  Emphasis on safety and use of test equipment.  This is a capstone course.

Prerequisite:  PTAC 1432
Co-requisite:  Credit for or concurrent enrollment in CETT 1409 and INTC 1350

ELMT 2441     Electromechanical Systems
4:3:3  
Application of electromechanical systems.  Emphasizes programmable control devices and solid state systems.  Study of various electromechanical systems used in the power generation industry. 

Prerequisite:  CETT 1409, INTC 1350, and ELMT 2437
Co-requisite:  Credit for or concurrent enrollment in INTC 1457 

ELMT 2452     Power Generation Instrumentation
4:3:3  
Study of the instruments and control systems used in the power generation industry including terminology, power generation variables, piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID), control loop diagrams, and basic troubleshooting.

Prerequisite:  CETT 1409, INTC 1350, and PTAC 2436
Co-requisite:  Credit for or concurrent enrollment in INTC 1457

ENER 1350     Overview of Energy Industry
3:3:0   

Introduction to the major sectors of the energy industry.  Includes a comparison of energy industry careers.  The student will be introduced to the equipment and operating systems used to generate electric power from a variety of energy sources.  Special attention is given to practical application of the principles of mathematics and physics used in the plant environment.

Prerequisite:  TSI Requirement met in Math

INTC 1350      Digital Measurement and Controls
3:2:4  

Basic measurement control instrumentation.  This includes movement of digital data through common systems employing parallel and serial transfers.  This course also includes the study and application of basic digital measurement and control concepts used in the power generation and process control industry.  The course will also feature an integrated lab using typical test instrumentation, simulation techniques, and equipment capability to demonstrate the basics of Foundation Field bus, Profibus, and HART technologies. 

Prerequisite:  Credit for or concurrent enrollment in PTAC 1432

INTC 1457     AC/DC Motor Control
4:3:3  
A study of electric motors and motor control devices common to a modern industrial environment.  A presentation of  motor characteristics with emphasis on starting, speed control, and stopping systems.

Prerequisite:
 CETT 1409, INTC 1350, and ELMT 2437 (for NPT-Electrical Technician Specialty) or
                       PTAC 2436 (for NPT-Instrumentation and Control Technician Specialty)
Co-requisite:  Credit for or concurrent in ELMT 2441 (for NPT-Electrical Technician Specialty) or
                       ELMT 2452 (for NPT-Instrumentation and Control Technician Specialty)

NUCP 1370     Nuclear Fundamentals I
3:3:0   

Introduces the student to theory and systems that are foundational to nuclear power plants.  Theory topics include nuclear physics, nuclear fission, neutron life cycle, heat transfer, fluid flow, radiation detection and properties of materials used in nuclear plants.  Basic overview of specific systems associated with the primary side of a nuclear power plant is included.

Prerequisite:  ENER 1350 or PTAC 1302

NUCP 1371     Math and Chemistry Fundamentals for Nuclear Power
3:3:0
  
This course teaches algebra, geometry, and trigonometry used at nuclear power plants.  It also teaches water chemistry control basics and reactor water chemistry fundamentals including radiochemistry. 

Prerequisite:  TSI Requirements met in Reading and Math

NUCP 1372     Nuclear Power Plant Organization and Processes
3:3:1
 
Introduces worker responsibilities specific to nuclear power plants including nuclear security, quality assurance, foreign material exclusion, radiation protection, emergency response, plant access, equipment lock out for maintenance, human performance tools and significant industry events.  Includes lab.

Prerequisite:  ENER 1350 or PTAC 1302

NUCP 1373     Nuclear Fundamentals II

3:3:1  
This second part introduces basic concepts associated with power plants and overviews of specific systems associated with the secondary side of a nuclear power plant.  Includes studies on lubrication, diesel engines, pipe supports, heating and ventilation, valve operations, filters and strainers, pumps, air compressors, and steam traps.  Most of this course is general in nature to all power plants but some aspects are specific to nuclear power plants like radioactive waste and fuel handling systems.

Prerequisite:  ENER 1350 or PTAC 1302, and NUCP 1370; or concurrent enrollment

NUCP 1480     Cooperative Education
4:1:27  
Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student.  Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience.  Includes a lecture component.

Prerequisite:  Requires consent of Program Director

NUCP 2470     Nuclear Power Plant Systems I
4:3:2  
Study of components and systems used in nuclear power plants and their relationship to protecting the reactor core.  Topics include valve packing and gland adjustment, electrical safety, electrical switchgear components, procedures, acid and caustic transfer, various cooling water systems, steam systems, electrical distribution and more.  Includes lab.

Prerequisite:  ENER 1350 or PTAC 1302, NUCP 1370, and NUCP 1373

NUCP 2471     Nuclear Power Plant Systems II
4:3:2
Study of systems used in nuclear power plants and their association with the reactor core.  Included is instruction on plant lighting, various cooling water systems, diesel generators, freeze protection, chemical and oily waste and more.  Also includes instruction on some safety related nuclear power plant systems.  Includes lab.

Prerequisite:  NUCP 1370, NUCP 1373, and NUCP 2470

PTAC 2436     Process Instrumentation II
4:3:2
Continued study of the instruments and control systems used in the processing industries; including terminology, process variables symbology, control loops, and troubleshooting.

Prerequisite:  PTAC 1432

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