Power Plant Technology

Power Plant Technology - AAS

Major: 
3003
Effective term: 
2017 Fall
Final term: 
9999
Award: 
AAS
Total credits required: 
65-74
Description

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Power Plant Technology program is designed to provide trade-related classroom training as required by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, the State of Arizona, Apprenticeship Division, and the National Academy for Nuclear Training. The program consists of a core curriculum that is common to all power plant disciplines. The student selects a track of study - mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, welding, or radiation protection technician, - to complete specialized craft-related training.

Program notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Students who wish to obtain the Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program (NUCP) industry certificate, may be required to meet additional standards. Please contact the Division or Program Director for more information

Requirements
Credits:29
CPD104Career and Personal Development 3
 
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) 3
 
PPT120Energy Industry Fundamentals 3
GTC107Technical Mathematics I 3
GTC108Technical Mathematics II 3
PPT121Plant Components 3
PPT202Power Plant Systems I 3
PPT203Power Plant Systems II 3
PPT221Reactor Theory 3
PPT222Reactor Plant Chemistry and Materials 2
Restricted Electives
Credits:17-23
Students must select one (1) of the following five(5) tracks:
 
Track I: Power Plant Technology: Mechanical Credits: 17-20
PPT101Hand and Power Tools 1
PPT103Print Reading and Plant Drawings 1
PPT108Turbines 1
PPT115Hydraulics and Pneumatics 2
PPT118Conduct of Maintenance 1
PPT205Rigging 2
PPT207Heat Exchangers 1
PPT210Valve Maintenance II 3
PPT212Control Valves and Actuators 1
PPT213Pumps II 3
PPT224MMMechanical Components for Maintenance Technicians 1
 
Choose 0-3 additional credits from the following courses:
PPT107Lubrication 1
PPT112Principles of Machining 3
PPT114Drive and Gear Components 1
PPT119Instrument Air Compressor Maintenance 2
PPT206Bearings 1
PPT209Pipefitting Auxiliaries II 2
PPT214Machine Alignment 3
PPT215Relief and Safety Valves 1
PPT218Lathe Operations 2
PPT219Milling Machine Operations 2
 
Track II: Power Plant Technology: Electrical Credits: 17-20
PPT101Hand and Power Tools 1
PPT103Print Reading and Plant Drawings 1
PPT118Conduct of Maintenance 1
PPT224EMElectrical Components for Maintenance Technicians 1
PPT224EIComponents for Maintenance Technicians 1
ELC119Concepts of Electricity and Electronics 3
ELC120Solid State Fundamentals 3
 
Choose 6-9 additional credits from the following courses:
ELC210AC Machinery and DC Machinery 3
ELC217Motor Controls 3
ELC218Variable Frequency Drives 3
ELT101Mathematics for Electronics I 3
ELT102Mathematics for Electronics II 3
ELT113Basic Electronics 4
 
Track III: Power Plant Technology: Instrumentation Credits: 17-20
PPT101Hand and Power Tools 1
PPT103Print Reading and Plant Drawings 1
PPT115Hydraulics and Pneumatics 2
PPT118Conduct of Maintenance 1
PPT224EIComponents for Maintenance Technicians 1
PPT224ICInstrumentation and Control for Maintenance Technicians 1
ELT113Basic Electronics 4
ELT195Solid State Electronics 4
 
Choose 2-5 additional credits from the following courses:
ELT101Mathematics for Electronics I 3
ELT102Mathematics for Electronics II 3
ELT131Digital and Logic Circuits 4
ELT251Electronic Instrumentation 3
NET183AAOperating Systems/PC 2
PPT102Introduction to Electricity 3
 
Track IV: Power Plant Technology: Welding Credits: 17-20
PPT101Hand and Power Tools 1
PPT103Print Reading and Plant Drawings 1
PPT118Conduct of Maintenance 1
 
Choose 14-17 additional credits from the following courses:
WLD101Welding I 3
WLD106Arc Welding 5
WLD201Welding II 3
WLD206Advanced Welding - Heliarc and Wire Feed 5
WLD208Advanced Arc Welding - Certification 5
 
Track V: Power Plant Technology: Radiation Protection Technology Credits: 18-23
RPT103Radiation Fundamentals 3
RPT113Radiation Monitoring 3
RPT223Radiation Dosimetry 3
RPT233Radioactive Materials Handling 3
RPT243Radiological Safety and Response 3
RPT253Radiation Protection 3
 
Choose 0-5 additional credits from the following course:
RPT290Radiation Protection Internship 5
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 19-22
 
General Education CoreCredits 9-12
 
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing (3) 6
 
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area. 3
 
Critical ReadingCredits 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
CRE111Critical Reading for Business and Industry (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment. 0-3
 
MathematicsCredits 0
Met by GTC108 in the Required Courses area.
 
General Education DistributionCredits 10
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.
 
Natural SciencesCredits 4
PHS110Fundamentals of Physical Science (4) OR
PHY101Introduction to Physics (4) 4
Competencies
  1. Develop a comprehensive career search process which includes current occupational information, specific tools for researching the job market and acquiring employment. (CPD104)
  2. Demonstrate microcomputer software applications for the personal computer to include word processing, development of an electronic spreadsheet, and keyboarding in a desktop environment. (BPC110 or CIS105)
  3. Describe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) industrial safety precautions related to material handling, electrical and machine safety, first response to fire and medical emergencies, safety signs and color codes, recognition of safety and health hazard accident prevention and management. (PPT120)
  4. Apply mathematical concepts of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry to the industrial setting. (GTC107, GTC108)
  5. Describe manufacturing properties of materials, the behavior of materials under load, stress, strain, torsion, and strength. (PPT222)
  6. Discuss information distribution including methods and avenues of communication, material and design, procedural deficiencies of motors and equipment, operation of sensitive equipment, plant vulnerabilities, and personnel errors. (PPT120)
  7. Explain basic systems and components involving reactor coolant, volume control, safety injection, mainstream, turbine, feedwater, steam, and heater drain systems within the power plant. (PPT202)
  8. Explain advanced systems and components involving water, electrical, cooling, waste drain, fuel handling and storage, fuel pool cooling and cleanup, radioactive waste management, air and gas systems, and ventilation and fire protection systems within the power plant. (PPT203)
  9. Explain and use physics terms, units, mechanical principles, simple machines, definitions, and basic concepts. (PPT221)
  10. Explain and apply the basic concepts of electrical fundamentals and electronics. (PPT121)
  11. Explain and apply basic concepts associated with atomic structure, nuclear interactions and reactions, fission process, and reactor operation. (PPT221)
  12. Explain and apply basic concepts of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and principles of fluid flow. (PPT221)
  13. Explain and apply the basic concepts of chemistry fundamentals, including water chemistry control and reactor water chemistry. (PPT222)
  14. Explain the principles of radiation detection and monitors and the effects of radiation on matter, including body tissue. (PPT222)
  15. Perform calculations involving time, distance, shielding, and dose rate and describe the methods used for limiting radiation exposure and contamination. (PPT222)