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June 18, 2018

CONTACT: 
Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M)
jverkennes@monroeccc.edu 
 

MCCC SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
TECH PROGRAM PRIOR TO JULY 31 DEADLINE

MONROE, Mich. – Monroe County Community College is still seeking applicants for its nuclear engineering technology program this Fall Semester, but all admissions materials must submitted by July 31, Parmeshwar (Peter) Coomar, dean of the Applied Science and Engineering Division, has announced.

The college is looking to accept 5-10 more applicants into the program for Fall Semester.

The orientation program for the new nuclear engineering technology cohort is set for August 15.  Fall Semester begins Aug. 22.
Interested students should contact the Office of Admissions and Guidance Services at (734) 384-4104 or 1-877-YES-MCCC for details on how to apply. 

The associate of applied science degree with specialization in nuclear engineering technology enables prospective students to seek employment as nuclear engineering technicians in various sectors of nuclear power industry.  

The median annual wage nationally for nuclear technicians was $80,370 in May 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

This specialization utilizes a learning approach that emphasizes both theory and hands-on skills necessary to function effectively in the technical environment of the industry.  The program stresses effective oral and written communication, as well as related mathematics, science and technical skills.

The program is based on the Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program, a uniform standard administered by the Nuclear Energy Institute.  In addition to an associate degree, students who complete the program with an 80 percent score (B or better) in core classes will qualify for the NUCP Certificate, which is recognized industry wide.   Graduates of this program will be prepared for entry-level employment in the following areas:

  • Mechanical technician
  • Electrical technician
  • Instrumentation and control technician

Graduates with additional training experiences will be prepared for employment in the following areas:

  • Radiation protection technician
  • Non-licensed operator
  • Senior reactor operator

In addition to the completion of this program, graduates will eventually need to pass appropriate background checks to be employable in the nuclear industry.  Please check with the Office of Admission for details.

For additional information about the program, please contact the Applied Science and Engineering Technology Division at (734) 384-4112 or the Office of Admissions at (734) 384-4104 or 1-877-YES-MCCC.

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at www.monroeccc.edu.
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