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NAVY NUCLEAR POWER PROGRAM

BENEFITS OF THE NAVY NUCLEAR FIELD

1. Enlist at paygrade E-3 vice E-1.

2. Guaranteed pay while we train you and you attend the nuclear schools.

3. Automatic promotion to E-4 upon completion of NFAS. This is six to nine months depending on the length of your “A” school. It normally takes about 2 years to advance to E-4.

4. Up to $12,000 enlistment bonus -or- the Navy College Fund (worth $40,000 towards college tuition, works in conjunction with the Montgomery GI Bill which everyone can get).

5. Average annual salary for first enlistment is approximately $20,000.

6. Nuclear Proficiency pay of $150.00 to $275.00 extra per month after completion of prototype training and depending on qualifications to get $275.00.

7. Bonus of up to $30,000.00 for reenlistment. Eligible for bonuses throughout your career for a possible total of $90,000.00.

8. Eligible for Sea Pay or Submarine Pay that averages approximately $400 per month throughout your enlistment. These are separate pays based on your duty assignment.

9. Eligible for Star re-enlistment after two years in the Navy. STAR re-enlistment guarantees you an advanced school and a bonus.

*************************** STAR OPTION *******************************

Take advantage of the STAR Option at your 2 - year point and get :

- Automatic promotion to Petty Officer Second Class ( E-5 )

- Advanced Technical School guaranteed

- Nuclear Professional Pay ( up to $275.00 per month )

- $up to a $30,000.00 BONUS

**************************STAR OPTION*********************************

10. 30 days paid vacation per year from day one. Job security in the Navy’s most advanced technical field.

11. Worldwide travel.

12. College credit based on schooling and experience. Different colleges award differing amounts of credit. Most will give between 65 and 80 credits after you attain E-5.

NAVY NUCLEAR POWER PROGRAM

I. INTRODUCTION: The Nuclear Power Field is by far the Navy’s most academically demanding program. It is recognized worldwide as one of the top engineering schools in the Nuclear Field. The training consists of five separate phases

1. Basic Training ( RTC Great Lakes, IL ).

2. Nuclear Field “A” School ( NTC Orlando, FL ).

3. Nuclear Power School ( NTC Orlando, FL ).

4. Nuclear Prototype Training ( Ballston Spa, NY, Charleston, SC ).

5. Post Prototype Training ( Worldwide ).

Each phase is described in the following paragraphs. The actual value of this training program is over $250,000.00.

II. BASIC TRAINING : All Nuclear Field ( NF ) candidates will receive their Basic Training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. Basic Training lasts approximately eight weeks.  During the third week, NF recruits are interviewed and the Chief of Naval Personnel determines which of the three ratings they will be classified as. The three ratings are :

1. Machinist’s Mate ( MM ) This is the only one that can be guaranteed.

2. Electrician’s Mate ( EM ).

3. Electronics Technician ( ET ).

The rating you will be assigned is based on the following criteria :

1. NF candidate’s preference.

2. NF candidate’s qualifications ( test scores ).

3. The manning needs of the Navy.

III. NUCLEAR FIELD “A” SCHOOL ( NFAS ) : Training is located at Naval Training Center ( NTC ), Orlando,FL. MM “A” school lasts approximately 14 weeks, ET “A” school lasts approximately 28 weeks, and EM “A” school lasts approximately 16 weeks. The academic curriculum of the “A” school is taught at the junior college level. It is broken down into two areas.  The theory phase teaches you the basic information you need to know to perform the job skills of the NF candidates rating. The second phase involves practical application and hands-on training in a laboratory environment. NF candidates will live in two-man barracks which are located next to NFAS. Studying is done at the school due to the sensitive nature of the information.

Upon successful completion of NFAS, all candidates will advanced to paygrade E-4.

1. MACHINIST’S MATE CURRICULUM

MATH CR hrs LAB hrs

Fundamentals, Concepts and first order algebraic 12

Equations

Exponents 5

Elementary Algebra 1 6

Fundamentals of Trigonometry 7

Vector Algebra 4

Complex Numbers 4

Geometry 1

Elementary Algebra 2 6

BASIC MACHINERY

General Engineering Maintenance and Safety 18 7

Hand Tools and Test Equipment 17 15

Valves, Piping and Fittings 29 21

Lubrication, Bearings and Couplings 17 19

MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT

Introduction and Theory of Fluid Dynamics 29 5

Propulsion Plant Equipment 24 14

Auxiliary and Support Systems 30 5

Propulsion Plant Systems 36 4

2. ELECTRICIAN’S MATE CURRICULUM

MATH CR hrs LAB hrs

Fundamentals, Concepts and First Order Algebraic 12

Exponents 5

Elementary Algebra 1 6

Fundamentals of Trigonometry 7

Vector Algebra 4

Geometry 1

Complex Numbers 4

Elementary Algebra 2 6

BASIC ELECTRICITY

General Engineering Maintenance and Safety 7

Direct Current Theory 26 12

Magnetism 4 1

Inductance and Capacitance 11 2

Meters and Test Equipment 8 2

Alternating current Theory 24 9

Motors and Generators 9

Maintenance and Repair techniques 10 13

ELECTRONICS

Basic Electronics 40 24

Electronic Applications 22 11

Digital Fundamentals 11 7

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Lighting 7

Maintenance and Troubleshooting 12 15

Direct Current Theory 20 6

Alternating Current Theory 21 7

Motors Controllers 12 7

Distribution 19 8

3. ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN CURRICULUM

MATH CR hrs Lab hrs

Fundamentals, Concepts and First Order Algebraic 12

Exponents 5

Elementary Algebra 1 6

Fundamentals of Trigonometry 7

Vector Algebra 4

Complex Numbers 4

Geometry 1

Elementary Algebra 2 6

BASIC ELECTRICITY

General Engineering Maintenance and Safety 7

Direct Current Theory 26 12

Magnetism 4 1

Inductance and Capacitance 11 2

Meters and Test Equipment 8 2

Alternating Current Theory 24 9

Motors and Generators 9

Maintenance and Repair Techniques 10 13

ELECTRONIC FUNDAMENTALS

Semi-conductor theory, Power Supplies, Filters, 29 11

Vacuum Tubes, Bi-Polar Transistors

Regulators and Transistors Amplifiers 27 17

Frequency Limits and Amplifying Devices 20 12

Pulse Forming, Pulse Shaping and Filter Circuits 19 11

Multi-Vibrators and Control Circuits 33 17

Oscillators 20 12

COMMUNICATION FUNDAMENTALS

Transmitters 22 8

Receivers I 17 6

Receivers II 17 5

Transmitters/Receivers System Troubleshooting 1 20

and Performance Test

DIGITAL/MICROPROCESSOR FUNDAMENTALS

Digital Fundamentals 1 19 8

Digital Fundamentals 2 16 10

Microprocessors 23 13

Soldering Printed Circuit Board Components 3.5 3.5

Troubleshooting Microprocessors and Performance Test 4 12

RADAR FUNDAMENTAL

Introduction to Radar 24 5

Receiver and Transmitter 22 8

Antenna and Pedestal 2

Azimuth Range Indicator 30 17

System Troubleshooting and Performance Test 3 35

4. AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION ( ACE ) RECOMMENDED CREDITS FOR NUCLEAR POWER AND ASSOCIATED CLASS “ A “ SCHOOLS.

A. The American Council on Education, Center for Adult Learning and Educational Credentials, Military Evaluations Program recently evaluated the Nuclear Field “A” school course of instruction for college level equivalency.

Recommended Credits Category

Nuclear Power School

5 General Physics

3 Heat transfer and fluid flow

3 Nuclear reactor engineering

1 Atomic and nuclear physics

1 Radiation protection technology

3 General chemistry and principles of materials

4 Technical mathematics

If rating is Machinist’s Mate add :

3 Applied thermodynamics

3 Power plant systems

3 Basic electricity

If rating is Electronics Technician or Electrician’s Mate add :

2 Hydraulic systems

2 DC circuits

2 AC circuits

2 Digital principles

2 Electric machines

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Machinist’s Mate Class “A” School

* 3 Technical mathematics ( including algebra II )

3 Mechanical physics

3 Steam plant operations ( turbines, condensers, heat exchangers, and system components )

Electrician’s Mate Class “A” School

* 3 Technical mathematics ( including algebra II )

3 Electrical trouble shooting and repair

* 3 DC circuits

* 3 AC circuits

4 Basic electronics

4 Electrical machinery

Electronics Technician Class “A” School

* 3 Technical mathematics ( including algebra II )

* 3 DC circuits

* 3 AC circuits

4 Solid state devices and circuits

3 Electrical trouble shooting and repair

4 Digital logic and microprocessors

4 Electrical communications systems

4 Radar fundamentals

* Denotes duplicate credits w/ NPS and class “A” school.

Total credits awarded 35 for Machinist’s Mate ( NUC )

41 for Electrician’s Mate ( NUC )

49 for Electronics Technician ( NUC )

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