AAS in Radiation Protection
Radiation Protection (also called Health Physics) is the study and application of science and technology dedicated to protecting workers, the public, and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation, and ensuring the safe use of radiation in industry, medicine, and power production.
The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students to conduct radiation surveys and measurements, interpret data, apply regulatory standards, and coordinate with workers to ensure compliance and safety. Coursework includes the origins and sources of radiation, health risks of radiation, theory and operation of radiation detectors, accident response, and protective measures.
Associate of Applied Science in Radiation Protection - Degree Requirements