Space Nuclear Command, Control & Communications Certificate (DL) -- Curriculum 298

Program Officer
CDR Richard Arledge
Code 78, Bullard Hall, Room 203
(831) 656-7517, DSN 756-7517
rkarledg@nps.edu

Academic Associate
Steve Tackett, Lecturer
Code SP/Ta, Bullard Hall, Room 204
(831) 656-2944, DSN 756-2944
shtacket@nps.edu

Brief Overview

The Space Nuclear Command, Control & Communications (NC3) Certificate is comprised of four courses (SS3011, SS3613, SS3740 and SS3741). Upon successful completion of the course work, students will be awarded a certificate of completion in keeping with standard practices of the Naval Postgraduate School. The Space NC3 Certificate supports objectives corresponding to required space, ground and classified elements of USAF Global Strike Command’s strategic Nuclear education components. This certificate is a distance learning, asynchronous education program that covers satellite technology and communication fundamentals relevant to U.S. strategic nuclear operations, deterrence and assurance.

Requirements for Entry

A baccalaureate degree with above-average grades, completion of college-level Algebra 2 and college-level physics with a C or better average, and a Secret clearance is required.

Entry Dates

At the beginning of the following quarters for each academic year (Oct, Apr).

Program Length

Four Quarters

Required Courses: Curriculum 298

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
SS3011Space Technology and Applications

3

0

SS3613Military Satellite Communications

3

0

SS3740/AE3740Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications Systems - Part I

3

0

SS3741/AE3741Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications Systems - Part II

3

0