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Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

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A research project was undertaken to develop a performance-based curriculum model for Nevada Test Site Radiation Protection Technicians. The study began with an overview of Radiation Protection Technician training curricula within the Department of Energy (DOE) Government Contractor system and the Training Accreditation Manuals used for program evaluation of DOE system training programs; The research design included data from a two page questionnaire. Further data was provided from other Radiation Protection Technician training programs within the DOE system. The developed model utilized a five-phase/step approach to curriculum design encompassing (1) Needs Analysis, (2) Designing the Training Process, (3) Development of Curriculum and Support Materials, (4) Training Implementation, (5) Training Evaluation; Recommendations included the development of a documented and accountable on-the-job training program for newly hired Radiation Protection Technicians and develop a program for experienced Radiation Protection Technicians which helps them pass the National Registry examination.


Curriculum; Model; Nevada; Protection; Radiation; Site; Technician; Training

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Education; Curriculum planning

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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