Radiation Protection

Mission Statement

To produce graduates who have a strong foundation of scientific and technical knowledge and skills required to survey for radioactive contamination and to enforce radiation protection standards...

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The program educational objectives support the program mission statement.

  1. To produce graduates who have a strong foundation of scientific and technical knowledge and skills required to survey for radioactive contamination and to enforce radiation protection standards;
  2. To produce graduates who have the ability to pursue careers in nuclear power plant radiation protection, fuel processing radiation protection, as a radiation safety officer in medical facilities, or as a radiation protection technician in research facilities;
  3. To produce graduates who have the ability to pursue advanced studies in areas such as radiological engineering, engineering technology management, medical physics, and health physics;
  4. To produce graduates who have the ability to pursue radiation protection technician certification and to become senior level technicians;
  5. To produce graduates who have the ability to assume leadership in a nuclear power plant.

Student Outcomes (SOs)

The Student Outcomes are used to indicate learned capabilities that program graduates should be able to demonstrate.

Upon graduating from this program of study, students will demonstrate:

  1. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities
  2. an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct analyze, and interpret experiments
  4. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team
  5. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems
  6. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  7. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self -directed continuing professional development
  8. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
  9. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
  10. an understanding of nuclear systems and operations, and radiological safety, including
    1. radiation protection procedures
    2. currently applicable rules and regulations, maintenance, control, performance, the human interface in operations, quality assurance pertaining to the operation of nuclear systems, and
    3. the importance of the safe operation of nuclear systems
  11. an ability to solve problems using foundation mathematics and the fundamental principles, conservation laws, and rate processes of the physical sciences that are commonly encountered in the segment of the nuclear industry served by the program
  12. an ability to conduct, analyze, and interpret laboratory experiments, and to interpret laboratory analysis that measure nuclear and radiation processes

Enrollment/Graduation Data

Graduates spring 2015:  12
Enrollment fall 2015:  26

Industry Advisory Board

NameCompany
Kevin RoweTVA
Coleen WareTVA
Jim EvansTVA
Debra McCroskyEnergy Solutions, Inc.
Jerry HiattCHP
Steve McCamyTVA
Mark DeRocheTVA
Byron Rogers

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org