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« on: Feb 05, 2005, 10:26 »
I'm about to go to RCTQS at NNSY.  Anyone know if this school gives me civilian certification or at least give me some college credits??

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Re: RCTQS
« Reply #1 on: Feb 07, 2005, 09:11 »
Assuming this is the same class as RCMS at CNSY (yeah, it's been a few years ago!) it gives great civilian equivalent training. It wasn't ACT evaluated when I took it.
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 07, 2005, 08:52 »
RCMS?? Not quite sure if its the same thing.  The actual title is Rad Con Tech Qualification School.  It's up in Norfolk at NSY up there.  It's going to last about 4 months. I was just wondering if it (and my later experience as an ELT) would help me qualify as a RCT/HP.

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Re: RCTQS
« Reply #3 on: Feb 07, 2005, 09:23 »
The short answer is yes.  RCT is RCT all over the place.  But you still have to take tests, and they get harder.  HP (or RP Tech as we are now called) is different.  Assuming you qualify as RCT, and put some time in on the job, you will find work as an RP.
The difference is that I'm referring to RCTas a DOE title, as opposed to commercial nuclear power.  Doe wants you to pass the RCT course to be a tech.  Commercial plants want you to have experience.  Most techs have both.
If you're planning to be an ELT, that will help... but not much.  Once you are an RCT with some experience, you don't gain much by being an ELT (which is primarily a chemistry job anyway).
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Re: RCTQS
« Reply #4 on: Feb 08, 2005, 05:55 »
I was just wondering because I saw something here on the web that said that for experience for RCT, being an ELT will count year for year if I am going to be in a major overhaul period (i. e refuel), which I am. Thanks for the help.

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Re: RCTQS
« Reply #5 on: Feb 08, 2005, 08:16 »
RCMS?? Not quite sure if its the same thing.  The actual title is Rad Con Tech Qualification School.  It's up in Norfolk at NSY up there.  It's going to last about 4 months. I was just wondering if it (and my later experience as an ELT) would help me qualify as a RCT/HP.
Yep, that's the same class with a new name at a different shipyard. (The Navy only taught it at one place when I was in, and that base closed, so I am not surprised it changed location.) They change the titles every 5 years so people can justify their existence by making procedure changes to reflect the new organization name. I had orders to Radiological Controls Maintenance Course and it was Radiological Controls Monitor Course before I finished! (The same thing happens in commercial power!)
You may find utilities that allow you to "double dip" and count both ELT and RADCON experience, but usually you max out and only really get credit for one. Check with base Navy Campus for college credit evaluation, and yes, you need to get a degree before you get out.
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Re: RCTQS
« Reply #6 on: Feb 09, 2005, 09:57 »
Check with base Navy Campus for college credit evaluation, and yes, you need to get a degree before you get out.
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Oh I've already got one and working on my master's.  Thanks for the info.

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Re: RCTQS
« Reply #7 on: Feb 10, 2005, 08:10 »

Oh I've already got one and working on my master's.  Thanks for the info.
NRRPT requires 5 years experience, and it can be evaluated for Master's level credits!
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Re: RCTQS
« Reply #8 on: Feb 18, 2005, 07:42 »
I returned to PSNS last May from RCTQS...if you have any questions let me know.

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Re: RCTQS
« Reply #9 on: Jan 21, 2014, 06:03 »
Can you attend the RCTQS school if you're not in the Navy?

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Re: RCTQS
« Reply #10 on: Jan 21, 2014, 08:17 »
Can you attend the RCTQS school if you're not in the Navy?


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Re: RCTQS
« Reply #11 on: Jan 22, 2014, 08:09 »
If I recall correctly, Norfolk Naval Shipyard sends their new hire techs to this school. 

however, I will add in that I have been retired for over two years and I attended RCMS in 1996, right after they moved IMANPY from Charelston Naval Shipyard to Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

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Re: RCTQS
« Reply #12 on: Jan 22, 2014, 08:33 »
we are posting on a thread that was dead for nine years before yesterday,...

it may still be somewhat relevant, but no one posting here in the last two days is,...

we are all OBE on this one, and the OP does not keep up with NW.com on a frequent basis under that username any longer,...

sometimes when the OP does not visit frequently the best way to get an update from the OP is with a PM and then wait and watch,...

but, then again, maybe something will rise out of the murky depths, if it (this thread) gets pushed to the top of the Nuclear Discussions board often enough,... :-\
« Last Edit: Jan 22, 2014, 08:35 by GLW »

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