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Radiation Protection Technology - CCL

The Radiation Protection Technology Certificate of Completion is no longer accepting new enrollments. The program will discontinue as of July 2014.

New students who are interested in Radiation Protection Technology degree and certificate programs, are encouraged to contact an EMC Advisor to explore other program options at Estrella Mountain or at other Maricopa County Community Colleges. Students who are receiving Financial Aid at EMCC should check with the Financial Aid office on any changes to their current program of study.

Gainful Employment Information
Major: 5565
Effective Term: 2009 Fall Final Term: 2014 Summer
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 23

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Radiation Protection Technology program prepares individuals, under the supervision of health physicists, occupational safety and health specialists, and public health officials, to monitor and control radiation exposure and implement preventive measures in health care, work environments, and natural environments. The courses include instruction in radiation physics, environmental radioactivity, radiological instrumentation, electronics of radiation detection equipment, radioactive waste management and control, safety and handling procedures of radioactive materials. Course work also includes decontamination procedures, radioactivity testing and analysis, and communications skills.

Program Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course in the "Required Courses" area.

Admission Criteria: None
Program Prerequisites
MAT092 Introductory Algebra, (3) OR
Satisfactory score on placement exam, OR permission of Instructor 0-3
Required Courses
RPT103 Radiation Fundamentals 3
RPT113 Radiation Monitoring 3
RPT223 Radiation Dosimetry 3
RPT233 Radioactive Materials Handling 3
RPT243 Radiological Safety and Response 3
RPT253 Radiation Protection 3
RPT290 Radiation Protection Internship 5

Program Competencies

  1. Describe the physics and chemistry of radiation and radioactive materials.(RPT103)
  2. Explain the fundamentals of radiation and its uses and interactions.(RPT103)
  3. Operate radiation monitors. (RPT113)
  4. Evaluate radioactive hazards. (RPT113)
  5. Assess internal and external exposure of personnel to ionizing radiation. (RPT223)
  6. Explain safe control, movement, use, storage, transportation and disposal of radioactive materials. (RPT233)
  7. Analyze ensuring and maintaining safety in the use of radioactive materials.(RPT243)
  8. Describe concepts of time, distance and shielding, and protective clothing to minimize dose within radiological environments. (RPT243)
  9. Explain radiation protection principles and sources of radiation such as nuclear power plant, medical, and industrial operations. (RPT253)
  10. Apply radiation protection principles within an industry, governmental, or educational institution that uses radioactive materials. (RPT290)

Complete program information is available here.

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change.

Please refer to the Official MCCCD CCTA website for official programs information.