Tech Certificate Curriculum for the Power Plant Technology Program at Flint Hills Technical College

To provide a tech certificate curriculum that provides educational opportunities that reflect concepts and practices of the power plant industry.
Primary Material Type:
Online Course
Flint Hills Technical College
Project Name:
Energy, Power Plant Technology Program, Nuclear Operations

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, Westar Energy, Kansas City Power & Light, Each entity served on the advisory board to provide guidance in developing a program that meets industry needs. They also contributed educational resources to assist in creating curriculum that provides optimal training opportunities.
Industry Sector:
Utilities (22)
Production Occupations -- Power Plant Operators (51-8013)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians (47)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Credential
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
1 to 1.5 years
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Note:
If it was determined that the deliverable contained substantive educational content, the deliverable was sent to a third-party subject matter expert for review. A party external to TRAC-7 coordinated this review process. The third-party subject matter experts were identified by the third-party review coordinator as experts in assessing curriculum. The third-party subject matter experts had academic experience in curriculum, assessment, and instruction and primarily consisted of university faculty and administrative staff. Rubrics were chosen by the third-party review coordinator for applicability to the given deliverables. Reviews were conducted by the third-party subject matter experts and sent to the third-party review coordinator, who provided the feedback to grant management. The site coordinators were given the reviewers’ comments from grant management, and had the opportunity to revise deliverables before final submission. The chief academic officers from the consortium institutions certified the deliverables. Grant management uploaded the deliverables to the TAACCCT Repository.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Using an approved rubric to conduct the evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Quality Matters
Course Note:
Power Plant Technology Program

Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
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