Radiation Protection Technician Courses

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RPT 111|Radiation Fundamentals

5 Credits

This course provides future radiological protection technicians with an overview of radioactivity, sources of radiation, and radioactive decay. Emphasis is placed on plant safety, radiological hazards, and radioactivity containment.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: admission to the Nuclear Technology program.

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RPT 121|Radiation Monitoring

5 Credits

Principles of radiation detection and measurement principles. Application of radiological survey and analysis instruments, sample collection equipment, and calibration sources and equipment.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: RPT 111 or concurrent enrollment or instructor permission.

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RPT 131|Radiation Effects

5 Credits

Radiation biology, radiation effects on simple chemical systems, biological molecules, cells, organisms, and humans. Stochastic vs. deterministic effects, units of exposure, dose and dose equivalent, external dosimetry, internal dosimetry, control of external and internal exposure, detector and instrumentation systems for measuring dose.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: RPT 111 or 121 or instructor permission.

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RPT 141|Radioactive Materials Handling

5 Credits

Radioactive material control and methods to minimize and control external exposure and airborne radioactivity.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: RPT 111.

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RPT 211|Radiological Safety and Response

5 Credits

This course focuses on contamination control and appropriate responses to radiological events.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: RPT 111.

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RPT 222|Radiation Protection

5 Credits

Practical applications and demonstrations of radiation protection and health physics. Radiological protection standards, contamination control, radiological incident evaluation and control, decontamination, and environmental monitoring.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: RPT 111.

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