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ILT 10106089 - Online Introduction to PWRs for Technical Employees
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This course provides an introduction to the main features of a PWR nuclear power plant, and is appropriate for anyone in an engineering or technical role. This course provides an introduction to the nuclear power industry and specifically introduces how PWR nuclear power plants operate. The course begins with an overview of how steam power plants produce electricity. This includes both fossil and nuclear plants. The power generation industry is then explored and in particular those organizations involved in nuclear power. The course focus is PWRs which is the most common type of nuclear plant in the world and the US. In addition, the course briefly reviews Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs) to examine the main difference between PWR plants and BWR plants. Once basic electric power production is explored, the nuclear fission process is studied and the basic principles of reactor physics defined. From reactor theory the course then describes the primary and secondary systems of the pressurized water reactor. The final week of the course includes a brief overview of normal plant operation, control, and plant safety. Note: • This course is delivered completely online using two (2) software platforms, Blackboard and Web Ex. No travel is required. • Students must earn an accumulative 80% on all assignments and quizzes to receive credit for completing this course. • The course is divided into five (5) units spread out over four (4) weeks. Depending on the student’s previous experience and knowledge, three (3) to eight (8) hours of learning time per week outside the classroom should be expected in order to meet the minimum course learning objectives.
ILT 10220083 - Introduction to PWRs for Non-Technical Students
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This course provides a high-level overview of the main features of a PWR nuclear power plant, and is appropriate for anyone in a non-technical role. This overview includes the following topics:   Electric power nuclear power industry overview Primary systems (reactor side) overview, identification and description of the major systems and components Secondary systems overview, identification of the major components of the steam cycle Generic Instrumentation & Control (I&C) Systems overview, description of how a control system maintains plant parameters and safety Nuclear fission, description and basic discussion of a nuclear chain reaction, how it is controlled, and how it generates heat
NPO310 - Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) Equivalency Certification Course
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The Westinghouse Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) Equivalency Certification Course is designed to give qualified/experienced personnel the equivalent knowledge and skills of a senior reactor operator (SRO) on the Westinghouse Standardized Nuclear Unit Power Plant Systems (SNUPPS) plant. The training provides each student with a challenging and effective way to develop his or her understanding of Pressurized Water Reactor Plant integrated system operation.  By the end of the course, the successful student will have the knowledge and skills required to direct the operation of the Westinghouse Standardized Nuclear Unit Power Plant Systems (SNUPPS) plant under normal, abnormal, and emergency plant conditions. Consistent with the Nuclearning® Educational Model, the Senior Reactor Operator Equivalency Certification Course incorporates numerous student-centered learning activities to help the student learn and remember the concepts being studied. This approach puts the student at the center of the learning process making him an active participant in all learning activities. Specifically, the course incorporates instructor facilitated online learning and discussions, classroom exercises, control board demonstrations, group work exercises, student presentations, and hands-on main control room simulator operation.  Industry operating events are incorporated throughout the course to provide context for the knowledge and skills acquired, and to keep nuclear safety in the forefront of all system and personnel interactions.
NPO411 - Emergency Response Guidelines (ERG)
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Emergency Response Guidelines breaks down the complex Emergency Response Guideline (ERG) network into understandable parts based on plant incidents and accidents.  The student learns the specific purpose of important guidelines and how they interrelate with the ERG network. This course is valuable for those engineers and managers who are involved in supporting plant operations or writing emergency operating procedures (EOPs) and who work in safety and licensing or engineering capacities. This course first provides the student with the reasons for the development of the ERGs.  Then the student studies and practices proper use of the ERGs.  To provide an effective learn process, the course guides the student through separate plant events and important accidents, so that the student learns how the ERG network addresses each one.  The student receives valuable experience while practicing the response to accidents, using the ERGs on a full-scale simulator.  Half of the time is spent in the classroom and half in the control room simulator.
NPS102 - ONLINE Introduction to the Nuclear Power Industry
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This online course provides an introduction to the nuclear power industry.  It begins with an overview of how steam power plants produce electricity using steam, including fossil and nuclear plants.  We explore the power generation industry and nuclear power organizations.  The course focuses on Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs), the most common type of nuclear plant.  In addition, the course briefly reviews Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs) to learn the main difference between PWRs and BWRs.  During week 2, we study the fission process and basic principles of reactor physics.  Students learn about the primary and secondary systems of a PWR, in weeks 3 & 4.  The final week includes overviews of normal plant operation, control, and plant safety.   The course is completely delivered online over a 5 week period.  The course is not a self-learning CBT, but instead is instructor-led and has numerous opportunities for instructor-to-student and student-to-student online collaboration.  Use of discussion threads and group work are used throughout the 5 week period.  Online classroom procedures encourage discussion and sharing of knowledge similar to a face-to-face setting.  Instead of talking face-to-face, we "talk" online using threaded discussions.  In addition, this online instructor-led course uses weekly activities, including lecture notes, animated PowerPoint files, website links, reading assignments, team assignments, worksheets, threaded discussion forums, quizzes, surveys, and learning games.
NPS201 - PWR Systems & Operation w/Simulator
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$3,750 per seat

 

The PWR Systems and Operations with Simulator Course will prepare the successful student to describe integrated pressurized water reactor plant operations, and relate it to how his job affects nuclear safety and plant performance. This course is intended for nuclear utility and supplier personnel who need a basic knowledge of Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) systems, operation and fundamentals. For non-Westinghouse nuclear industry personnel, no prerequisite is required, but background in basic engineering and science is helpful. Consistent with the Nuclearning® Educational Model, the PWR Systems and Operation with Simulator Course incorporates numerous student-centered learning activities to help the student learn and remember the concepts being studied. This approach puts the student at the center of the learning process making him an active participant in all learning activities. Specifically, this course incorporates instructor facilitated discussions, classroom and simulator exercises, simulator demonstrations of normal, abnormal and accident operational scenarios, and hands-on main control room simulator operations. The PWR Systems and Operation with Simulator Course allows students to gain a working knowledge of nuclear power plant systems and operations. Students dedicate a full week of study to a combination of classroom and hands-on learning using a PWR control room simulator. This provides the student with a valuable opportunity to learn about PWR systems and then see the effect of plant equipment manipulations, plant parameter changes, malfunctions and accidents on the operation of the plant. The PWR Systems and Operation with Simulator Course is five (5) days (40 hours) in length. Since interactivity is an integral part of the course, the maximum number of students should be held to twenty (20) or fewer.
SPC435 - Emergency Response Guideline Evaluations by Plant Engineering Staff
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The SPC-435 course focuses on the Plant Engineering Staff (PES) support of the control room involving Westinghouse Owner’s Group’s (WOG) Emergency Response Guidelines (ERG). These individuals are typically personnel in the Technical Support Center (TSC) or similar support organization.  Directly, several ERG components require the control room to contact the PES for direction and advice.  Indirectly, other ERG components imply PES evaluations, the control room can request a PES ERG evaluation, or the PES may recognize the need to advise on any ERG component.  To accomplish evaluations, the PES personnel need knowledge of the ERGs, its rules of usage, and its background information.   Under DW-97-002, the WOG developed a generic PES evaluation aid in the background information – “ERG Evaluations By Plant Engineering Staff.”  This WOG PES document designates seventeen direct and implied PES evaluations along with considerations to aid each evaluation.  The terminal objective of the SPC-435 program is to have the PES effectively use all of the WOG ERG documents, but particularly the generic PES document.   The basic three-day course consists of ERG-based accident modules.  The first modules provide a basic overview of the ERG network and the PES document.  For each module, the instructor facilitates discussion on the accident theory, the accident effect on plant symptoms, and the accident mitigation methodology.  Then the module’s exercises lead the students through control room ERG actions and transitions.  At strategic points, the exercises pose PES evaluations and general ERG usage questions.  The students must then evaluate the conditions, recommend actions, and justify those actions.  The exercise format stimulates student discussions and actual ERG document use, facilitating training in actual PES support.   SPC-435 intended students are those persons that man the TSC in support of the control room and that have minimum knowledge of the WOG PES document.  The course can be adjusted in content and length for student experience in ERG usage.  The course can be made plant-specific, including a conversion of the generic to plant-specific PES document.  
SPC438 - Severe Accident Management
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The Severe Accident Management course is intense instruction on the structure and use of the Severe Accident Management Guidelines (SAMGs).  This course includes both an overall "big picture" of the SAMGs and a detailed examination of each of the sections.    The target audience for this course includes technical personnel preparing for positions as evaluators and trainers who will provide instruction to licensed operators as implementors.  
SRO-9 - Senior Reactor Operator Management Certification
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$57,500.00
The Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) Management Certification Course prepares the successful student to direct the operation of the Westinghouse Standardized Nuclear Unit Power Plant Systems (SNUPPS) plant under normal, abnormal, and emergency plant conditions.  This course is intended for nuclear power plant managers, supervisors, and personnel requiring integrated plant system and operational knowledge.  The following pre-requisite knowledge is required for success in this course: Introductory-level knowledge of Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) fundamentals, systems, and operation Basic math skills including logarithms and algebraic manipulation of equations Human Performance Fundamentals Consistent with the Nuclearning® Educational Model, the Senior Reactor Operator Management Certification Course incorporates numerous student-centered learning activities to help the student learn and remember the concepts being studied. This approach puts the student at the center of the learning process making him an active participant in all learning activities. Specifically, the course incorporates classroom exercises, control board demonstrations, group work exercises, student presentations, and hands-on main control room simulator operation.  Industry operating events are incorporated throughout the course to provide context for the knowledge and skills acquired, and to keep nuclear safety in the forefront of all system and personnel interactions. The Senior Reactor Operator Management Certification Course is nine (9) weeks in length. A typical course is made up of one (1) operating team, but can accommodate up to two (2) teams.  Since hands-on learning in the simulator control room is an integral part of the course, the recommended number of students for each operating team is five (5). The maximum number of students for this course is ten (10).

 


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