Nuclear Systems Technology


About the Program

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

This certificate is designed to be combined with another certificate (Mechanical Technology Fundamentals or Chemical Technology) to create an Associate in General Technology. The student is cautioned to discuss certificate choices and course selections with an Engineering Advisor before each registration cycle.


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