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Colleges Bring Nuclear Training into the College Credit Fold

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012



Conference Session

How Are We Preparing Our Students for the 21st Century Workforce?

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Cooperative & Experiential Education

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25.324.1 - 25.324.3



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Richard P. Coe Thomas Edison State College

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Richard P. Coe has more than 18 years experience in managing commercial nuclear training and education and the U.S. Department of Energy. He is currently Assistant Dean, nuclear engineering technology, at the Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J.
He has also served as a Senior Consultant in nuclear training and education to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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Colleges Bring Nuclear Training into the College Credit FoldDr. Richard Coe Dr. Thomas DevineAssistant Dean, School of Applied Associate Dean, School of AppliedScience & Technology Science & TechnologyThomas Edison State College Thomas Edison State CollegeIn today’s demanding environment nuclear energy technology has emerged as needing some ofthe most highly trained and educated personnel to assure safe and efficient operation of globalenergy production. Few industries can boast safer operation.Highly technical training, accredited by strictly national standards, has produced highly qualifiedworkers who daily contribute to the ever growing global demand for cost effective energy.Colleges responding to the growing demand for the need of nuclear energy personnel to securecollege degrees have evaluated the foundation of commercial nuclear training and found asignificant amount of college level credit. These nationally standardized curriculums haveproduced generic academic credit for all 104 operating US nuclear electric energy generatingfacilities. This credit when applied to technical degree study can bring a candidate very close toachieving what has become not only a job requirement but the basis for future advancement.

Coe, R. P. (2012, June), Colleges Bring Nuclear Training into the College Credit Fold Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21082

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