The associate of applied science degree with specialization in nuclear engineering technology will enable prospective students to seek employment as nuclear engineering technicians in various sectors of the nuclear power industry. This specialization utilizes a learning approach that emphasizes both theory and hands-on skills necessary to function effectively in the technical environment of the nuclear industry. The program stresses effective oral and written communication as well as related mathematics, science and technical skills.
In addition to completion of this program, graduates will eventually need to pass appropriate background checks to be employable in the nuclear industry. Please check with the Admissions Office for details.
It is strongly recommended that students follow the prescribed course sequence, as some courses are only offered once in an academic year.
The program is based on the Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program (NUCP), a uniform standard administered by the Nuclear Energy Institute. 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:
- Electrical technician
- Instrumentation and control (I&C) technician
- Mechanical technician
Graduates with additional training experiences will be prepared for employment in the following areas:
- Non-licensed operator
- Radiation protection technician
- Senior reactor operator