Nuclear Systems Technician

Technology Careers

About the Career

Nuclear systems technicians work in nuclear power plants, maintaining and operating plant equipment. Their work can include a variety of functions including conducting tests, operating and repairing equipment, and setting up and installing new instruments. These technicians work in highly structured environments that require them to make decisions quickly and accurately. They must be able to take direction, manage stress well, and have a strong commitment to safety and protocol. Depending on the specific job or task, nuclear technicians’ duties can range from sedentary equipment monitoring to physical tasks. They must be drug free, have clean backgrounds, be able to work 12-hour shifts, and meet certain physical and health requirements.


Academic Programs

Nuclear Systems Technology

Nuclear Systems Technology program covers the fundamentals of nuclear power systems including nuclear plant components, radiological protection, reactor theory and nuclear plant chemistry.

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Nuclear Systems Technology (Typical Track)

MTC’s Nuclear Systems Technology program covers the fundamentals of nuclear power systems including nuclear plant components, radiological protection, reactor theory and nuclear plant chemistry.The typical track is for students who hold a non-technical degree or a non-calculus-based engineering technology degree or a student who has no previous college credits toward an engineering degree.

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Nuclear Systems Technology (Accelerated Track)

MTC’s Nuclear Systems Technology program covers the fundamentals of nuclear power systems including nuclear plant components, radiological protection, reactor theory and nuclear plant chemistry. The advanced track is for students who already have a degree or have studied Engineering in the past.

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Projected Job Growth

+6.9%*

* Source: EMSI Career Coach

Average Annual Salary

$88,376*

* Source: EMSI Career Coach

Academics

Academic students are taking courses for credit toward a degree, certificate, or diploma. They can earn a degree, certificate, or diploma at MTC or transfer to another school to complete their studies. Academic students must apply to and enroll at the college.

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Training

Training students—sometimes called "Continuing Education" students—can take individual courses or earn certificates and certifications. They don't have to apply to the college; they can register directly for classes. Training courses don't earn college credit or transfer to other institutions.

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