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Online Certificate Program

NPI offers a distance delivery certificate in nuclear power plant technology for individuals interested in preparing themselves for a career in the nuclear industry. This program is open to individuals with a bachelor's degree in an engineering field as well as junior or senior-level students majoring in any engineering discipline.

Training units leading to a certificate in nuclear power plant technology are offered via distance education and are delivered asynchronously with assigned instructors who work with individual students. All instructors hold Ph.D. degrees in nuclear engineering and many have joint appointments with both NPI and the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, one of the preeminent nuclear engineering programs in the U.S. The program content has been designed in coordination with industry to provide key fundamentals and knowledge with a strong nuclear power plant focus.

To earn a Nuclear Power Plant Technology Certificate, individuals must successfully complete four training units. Those who do not complete all four units will still be awarded certificates of completion for each training unit that they complete successfully.

The Nuclear Power Technology Certificate Program offers convenient on-line training on the following topics:

  • Nuclear Power Plant Fundamentals;
  • Nuclear Power Plant Systems: Pressurized Water Reactors or Boiling Water Reactors;
  • Nuclear Power Plant Operations; and
  • Human Performance For Nuclear Power Plant Engineers.

These courses have been developed with industry to address fundamental topics identified in the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) ACAD Guidelines.

The certificate program is designed to be completed in one year. However, if necessary, an individual can extend the certificate completion time frame beyond one year.

Delivery Method

  • Courses provided on-line using the Moodle course management system and web-based conference capabilities
  • Courses are delivered asynchronously with assigned instructors who work with individual students

Benefits to Individuals

  • Enhance engineering degree with nuclear power focus.
  • Online delivery fits your schedule.
  • Align your skills with national needs.
  • Courses taught by faculty with joint appointments at NPI and the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, one of the preeminent nuclear engineering programs in the United States.

Benefits to Organizations

  • Ability to 'Nuclearize' existing engineering degrees.
  • Online delivery allows integration with current curriculum.
  • Leverage Texas A&M Nuclear Engineering teaching resources to grow national capabilities.
  • Ensure a highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce.

For more information on this program, complete a pre-application questionnaire.

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