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Nuclear Energy Technology

Associate in Applied Science


Nuclear Energy Technology

Nuclear power is a clean energy that plays a major role in the US and accounts for about 20% of total electricity generated.  If you have a strong interest in clean energy alternatives, electricity or nuclear technologies, this is the program for you! Our program provides students with a solid foundation in basic scientific principles, mathematics, theory, and the materials and equipment necessary to work in the nuclear technology field. A strong emphasis is placed on nuclear safety and procedures.

Students who successfully complete the program may pursue entry-level careers as Nuclear Technicians or Nuclear Operators. Although the program is not designed for transfer, some credits may be transferrable to a 4-year institution for advanced studies.







Students who complete the Nuclear Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Sciences may find employment in occupations such as:

  • Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians
  • Nuclear Monitoring Technicians
  • Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
  • Power Distributors and Dispatchers
  • Power Plant Operators


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First Semester

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
CSC115Computer Applications3$0.00$555.00$555.00
ENG101English Composition I3$0.00$555.00$555.00
NET111Mathematics for Energy Technicians4$50.00$740.00$790.00
NET115Mechanical Sciences3$50.00$555.00$605.00
HUM/SOC-ELECHumanities/Social Science Elective3$0.00$555.00$555.00

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

Second Semester

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
ENG122Business and Occupational Writing3$0.00$555.00$555.00
MAT137College Algebra3$0.00$555.00$555.00
NET130Applied Physics and Chemistry4$50.00$740.00$790.00
NET131Nuclear Industry Fundamental Concepts3$50.00$555.00$605.00
NET133Electrical Science4$50.00$740.00$790.00

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

Third Semester

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
NET211Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow3$50.00$555.00$605.00
NET213Instrumentation and Control I3$50.00$555.00$605.00
NET251Maintenance Electrical Technicians3$50.00$555.00$605.00
NET261Nuclear Plant Systems and Components - PWR3$50.00$555.00$605.00
PHY101Physics I4$126.00$740.00$866.00

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

Fourth Semester

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
ENG202Introduction to Speech Communication3$0.00$555.00$555.00
NET221Nuclear Science3$50.00$555.00$605.00
NET223Reactor Plant Protection and Safety4$50.00$740.00$790.00
NET225Instrumentation and Control II4$176.00$740.00$916.00
NET263Nuclear Plant Systems and Components - BWR3$50.00$555.00$605.00

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

Total Program Cost: $13,112.00*

* - Tuition is based on the current in-county rate.

** - Elective tuition and fees may vary depending upon actual course selection.