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2016-2017______________________________________________________________ EASTERN IDAHO TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Practical Nursing
Intermediate Technical Certificate
38-47 Credits
Financial Aid Eligible
Prerequisite Component
To be completed prior to entering the professional component of
the program:
HCT 118 or CNA Certified Nurse Assistant Training
ENG 101
English Composition
HCT 101
Medical terminology
HCT 103
Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
& Physiology
MAT 112
Mathematics for Health Professions
Recommended for Students who want to advance to RN
HCT 118 or CNA Certified Nurse Assistant Training
ENG 101
English Composition
HCT 101
Medical terminology
BIO 227
Human Anatomy & Physiology
BIO 227L
Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab
BIO 228
Human Anatomy & Physiology
BIO 228L
Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab
MAT 108 Intermediate Algebra
Professional Component
To be completed in two semesters.
Fall Term:
NRS 117
Essential Fundamentals of Nursing
NRS 117L
Essential Fundamentals of Nursing Lab
NRS 107
Introduction to Pharmacology
NRS 143
Foundations of Medical/Surgical Nursing I
HCT 125
Nutrition for Health Care Professionals
Spring Term:
NRS 144
Foundations of Mental Health Nursing
NRS 207
Introduction to Maternal/Child Nursing
NRS 230
Leadership for the Practical Nurse
NRS 243
Foundations of Medical/Surgical Nursing II
Radiation Safety
Program Options
Intermediate Technical Certificate
Two Semesters and one Summer Term
Intended Learning Outcomes
• Know and apply radiation safety fundamentals and work safely
to protect self and others
• Employable as a well-trained, safe, and professional radiation
safety technician
• Advocate for the nuclear power industry
• Communicate effectively through listening, speaking, and
• Promote and participate in lifelong learning
• Demonstrate leadership as a community member
This 38-credit Technical Certificate program teaches entry-level
skills required for employment in the nuclear industry. Qualified
radiation safety technicians work at commercial nuclear power
plants under the direction of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
(NRC), Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories,
dosimetry laboratories, medical facilities, accelerators, and
independent and university research facilities that work with
radioactive material. Students entering this program must have
high aptitudes in mathematics and communications. In addition
to specialized classroom/laboratory instruction, students will
be required to complete supervised work experience training.
Graduates of the Radiation Safety Program will possess the
skills, knowledge, and field-based training necessary to gain
employment as entry-level technicians in this high-wage, high-
demand occupation.
Students continuing to the next semester/term requires at least a
“C-” in each course. Program instructional components will be
provided in the areas of radiation protection, radiation detection
and instrumentation, safety and hygiene, communications in
radiological safety, practical radiation survey techniques, nuclear
plant systems, and radiological chemistry.
Entry into RDS-111-Supervised Work Experience is dependent
on successful completion of all Radiation Safety courses.
During the summer term, students will attend practical hands-on
supervised work experience at the INL and/or other facilities
which employee radiation safety technicians.
Program Costs
In addition to the semester registration fees, students can
expect to spend approximately $950 on textbooks, respirator
fit test physical, instructional materials, and associated fees for
Department of Energy required building access only badging
and online testing required for supervised work experience.
Information regarding costs and dates for the exams will be
posted in the online catalog and available from the program
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