Energy Technical Specialist

Energy Technical Specialist - Nuclear A.A.S. Degree

Recommended Course Sequence

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
ETSA 1507 Digital Electronics
Description
ETSA 1507 This is a first course in Digital Electronics. The primary goals of this course are to help individuals acquire a fundamental knowledge of digital electronics. Boolean algebra, digital devices, analog to digital conversion and digital to analog conversion, and how to apply their knowledge and skills through problem solving, simulation and practical projects.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 09/08/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ETSA1507

3
ETSA 1511 Fundamentals of AC/DC Electricity I
Description
ETSA 1511 This is a foundational course in direct current electricity. This course is designed for students who have no previous experience with electricity. The primary goals of this course are to help individuals acquire a solid foundation in the theories and laws of direct current (DC) electricity, and to apply their knowledge and skills through problem solving, simulation and practical projects.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 09/08/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ETSA1511

3
ETSA 1512 Fundamentals of AC/DC Electricity II
Description
ETSA 1512 This is a fundamental course in alternating current (AC) electricity. This course is designed for students who have a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the theory and laws of direct current (DC) electricity. The primary goals of this course are to help individuals gain the knowledge and skills necessary to troubleshoot and repair single and three phase AC powered systems and equipment. Individuals will apply these skills through problem solving, simulation, and practical projects.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 09/08/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ETSA1512

3
ETSA 1515 Intro to Industrial Safety and Health
Description
ETSA 1515 This course is designed to align with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council's (MSSC) assessment and certification system for Safety. The course curriculum is based upon federally-endorsed national standards for production workers. This course will introduce OSHA standards relating to personal protective equipment, HAZMAT, tool safety, confined spaces and others.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 09/08/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ETSA1515

2
ETSA 1523 Print Reading
Description
ETSA 1523 This is a foundational course in industrial print reading. This course is designed for students who have no previous experience with print reading. The primary goals of this course are to help individuals acquire a solid foundation in print reading, mechanical drafting concept, machine layout tools to transfer measurements from drawing to stock. Understand piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID).

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 09/08/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ETSA1523

3
ETSA 1531 Process Controls/Instrumentation I
Description
ETSA 1531 This course covers the fundamental principles of process measurement and control equipment and systems. Students will acquire the knowledge required to read and interpret piping and instrument diagrams, understand the terminology and language of control systems, and control strategies. Students will be introduced to a variety of instruments commonly used in industry for measurement and control.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 09/08/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ETSA1531

3
ETSA 1541 Mechanical Fundamentals
Description
ETSA 1541 This course teaches students the basic knowledge and skills required to install, and maintain pumps, compressors, hoists, rigging and power transmission systems.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 09/08/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ETSA1541

3
ETSA 1552 Basic Metal Joining and Fabrication
Description
ETSA 1552 This course covers basic welding procedures using arc welding and oxy-fuel equipment. One of the major topics of discussion will be safe use of this equipment. Time will be spent in the lab completing welds in various positions with different processes and electrodes. The processes to be covered in this class will be stick welding (SMAW), wire feed (GMAW), Tig (GTAW) Oxy-Acetylene welding, cutting and brazing along with an introduction to other equipment used in welding shops. Students in this course will be non-welding majors where welding may be a useful tool. Course instruction will stress the many situations where it is advisable to have a skilled welder engaged. Knowing your limitations is of the utmost importance.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 08/22/2011 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ETSA1552

2
ETSA 2512 Hydraulics
Description
ETSA 2512 This course is an introductory course in hydraulics. This course is designed for students who have no previous experience working with hydraulic systems. The primary goals of this course are to help individuals acquire the knowledge and skills required to install, troubleshoot and maintain hydraulic systems.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 09/08/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ETSA2512

3
ETSA 2513 Pneumatics
Description
ETSA 2513 This course is an introductory course in pneumatics. This course is designed for students who have no previous experience working with pneumatic systems. The primary goals of this course are to help individuals acquire the knowledge and skills required to install, troubleshoot and maintain pneumatic systems.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 09/08/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ETSA2513

3
ETSA 2516 Mechanical Systems II
Description
ETSA 2516 This course teaches students a higher level of knowledge and skills required to install and maintain pumps, compressors, hoists, rigging and power transmission systems.

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 09/08/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ETSA2516

4
ETSA 2543 Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) Fundamentals
Description
ETSA 2543 This course covers the knowledge and skills required to install and maintain programmable logic controllers (PLC) in automated control systems. Students will learn to write programs to solve basic control problems, connect sensors and actuators, and configure PLCs.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 09/08/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ETSA2543

3
ETSA 2546 Powerplant Technology
Description
ETSA 2546 This course teaches basic powerplant technology, powerplant engineering, and energy conversion offered in departments of mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering. Its main focus is on fossil and nuclear power plants.

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 09/08/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ETSA2546

4
ETSA 2547 Mechanical Fundamentals for Process Control
Description
ETSA 2547 This course is a comprehensive introduction to the workings of a modern manufacturing facility in the process industry. Key topics include valves, vessels, motors and turbines, heat exchangers, cooling towers, reactors and distillation, extraction and separation systems, and process instrumentation.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 09/08/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ETSA2547

3
NUCP 2500 Nuclear Energy Fundamentals
Description
NUCP 2500 This course teaches the nuclear power plant fundamentals of basic Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, and Reactor and Power Plant Chemistry.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 07/12/2011 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: NUCP2500

3
NUCP 2504 Nuclear Plant Materials and Protection
Description
NUCP 2504 This course teaches the properties of reactor plant materials, radiation protection and detection, and reactor plant protection. Prerequisites: NUCP 2500

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 01/09/2012 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: NUCP2504

4
NUCP 2508 Nuclear Plant Operating Systems
Description
NUCP 2508 This course covers the main operating systems of nuclear power plants having pressurized and boiling water reactors. Prerequisites: NUCP 2500, NUCP 2504

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 01/09/2012 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: NUCP2508

4
NUCP 2512 Nuclear Plant In-Processing
Description
NUCP 2512 This course is designed to train students on the requirements to get un-escorted access to a Nuclear Plant. Students will go through the in processing procedure at a Nuclear Plant. Students successfully passing this will be granted un-escorted access to the Nuclear Plant. Prerequisites: 30 credits of ETSA

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 05/21/2012 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: NUCP2512

1
NUCP 2516 Nuclear Plant Electrical Job Shadow
Description
NUCP 2516 This course is designed for students to follow an electrical technician around to see all the procedures and processes an Electrical Technician does in the nuclear field. Prerequisites: NUCP 2512

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 05/21/2012 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: NUCP2516

1
NUCP 2520 Nuclear Plant Mechanical Job Shadow
Description
NUCP 2520 This course is designed for students to follow a Mechanical Technician around to see all the procedures and processes a Mechanical Technician does in the nuclear field. Prerequisites: NUCP 2512

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 05/21/2012 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: NUCP2520

1
RNEW 1300 Intro to Trade / Renewable Energy ‡
Description
RNEW 1300

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 01/01/1999 - 01/01/9999

Course Outline: RNEW1300

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Total Core Credits: 59

General Education Courses

Course Title Credits
BIOL 1110 Environmental Science
Description
BIOL 1110 This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts of ecology as it pertains to the impact of humans on their environment. It addresses the demands placed on the biosphere by the exploitation of natural resources and energy, the creation of pollution and the disposal of waste. This course is interdisciplinary, combining concepts from the natural and physical sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, geology, physics) with the social sciences (e.g. economics, politics, ethics, history) to present an understanding of how wise stewardship of earth's resources can result in the long-term sustainability of our shared environment. Meets MnTC Goal 3 and MnTC Goal 10

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 02/24/2000 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 3,10

Course Outline: BIOL1110

3
ENGL 1150 Composition I
Description
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning. Meets MnTC Goal 1 - PREREQUISITES: Student must score an 86 or above on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills assessment OR complete developmental courses through English Essentials AND score a 78 or higher on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Assessment OR complete College Reading I or II.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/24/2009 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 1

Course Outline: ENGL1150

3
MATS 1300 College Algebra
Description
MATS 1300 This course develops a student's ability to analyze and work with functions and graphs, as part of the preparation for a rigorous calculus sequence (taking this course together with MATS1320 is equivalent to precalculus). Topics include tests for symmetry, finding intercepts and asymptotes, constructing piece wise-defined functions, transformations, polynomial and rational functions, composite and inverse functiions, and exponential and logarithmic functions. Techniques for solving linear, quadratic, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic equations (with applications) are emphasized throughout the course. Systems of linear equations and matrix algebra are introduced, after wich sequences and series are also briefly introduced. Meets MnTC Goal 4

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 06/01/2000 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 4

Course Outline: MATS1300

4
PHYS 1050 Introduction to Physics
Description
PHYS 1050 This is an introductory course in Physics and its applications. The course is designed for individuals with no previous experience in physics. In this course students will learn basic theory and application of classical physics in everyday life, and how to apply that knowledge through problem solving, simulation, and laboratory experiments. Topics to be covered include: linear and rotational motion, vectors, forces and equilibrium, work and energy, momentum, properties of solids, liquids and gases, heat and thermodynamics, and waves and sound. Meets MnTC Goal 3

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 11/05/2010 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 3

Course Outline: PHYS1050

3
SPEE 1020 Interpersonal Communication
Description
SPEE 1020 This course focuses on the practical and theoretical concepts of human communications and the styles used in personal, social and professional environments. Students will also acquire skills in critical thinking, perception, listening, emotional communication, verbal and non-verbal expressions and conflict resolution. Meets MnTC Goal 7

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/26/1999 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 7

Course Outline: SPEE1020

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Total General Education Credits: 16
Total Program Credits: 75
‡ Courses offered online from Hibbing Community College.