Nuclear Power Institute

Nuclear Power Technology Certificate Program

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  • Your readiness for online learning.
    Help Desk for online users: Centra and web conferences.
    Supportive Nuclear materials, links: Chart of nuclides, Nuclear News, other educational links.

    Guest access
  • Principal elements of pressurized water reactor nuclear power systems; overview of reactor physics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer; focus on systems with both function and interfaces stressed throughout; includes basic reactor physics, reactor heat generation, reactor plant systems, support systems, and reactor safety. 
  • Introduction to Nuclear Power Plant, Water Chemistry for Nuclear Power Plant, Material Science, Electrical Science, Mechanical Science, Civil Engineering for Nuclear Power Plant Engineers, Digital Process Control Systems.

    Self enrolment
  • The course is divided into six modules: Human Performance Fundamentals, the Organization & the Processes, the Individual Worker, the Engineer, Corrective Action Programs and Root Cause Analysis, and numerous Case Studies including TMI-2, Chernobyl and Davis-Besse.

    Self enrolment
  • Overview of mass, momentum and energy conservation as it relates to nuclear power plants; includes coupled neutronic/thermal models to study plant operations semi-quantitatively achieving an integrated plant understanding.

    Self enrolment

The Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) is developing the human resources and preparing the workforce for the current nuclear power plants and the potential new reactors to be built in Texas and around the country. These vital workforce needs are being met through a broad partnership with industry, two year community and technical colleges, four year universities, high schools, middle schools, science and math teachers, state government, Federal agencies, and elected and civic leaders.

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