Radiation Protection Technology Associate Degree
The field of radiation protection, or health physics as it is known in industry, is a valuable addition to any workplace. Individuals who work in this industry require special knowledge of the benefits of radiation and its potential harmful effects. With the expansion of the nuclear power industry, especially in Texas, these programs will position the graduate to enter the specialized workforce required by nuclear power.
The EHS department offers a two-year curriculum that progresses from basic radiation safety courses to more advanced instruction, such as radiation physics and toxicology solid state radiation detection systems and waste management/disposal. The coursework culminates in an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiation Protection Technology (RPT) which is in high demand across the country.