Nuclear Energy Technology

Associate in Applied Science

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
    FIRST SEMESTER
    COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    CSC115Computer Applications3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    ENG101English Composition I3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    NET111Mathematics for Energy Technicians4$50.00$760.00$810.00
    NET115Mechanical Sciences3$50.00$570.00$620.00
    HUM/SOC-ELECHumanities/Social Science Elective3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    Subtotal: $3,140*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    SECOND SEMESTER
    COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    ENG122Business and Occupational Writing3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    MAT137College Algebra3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    NET130Applied Physics and Chemistry4$50.00$760.00$810.00
    NET131Nuclear Industry Fundamental Concepts3$50.00$570.00$620.00
    NET133Electrical Science4$50.00$760.00$810.00
    Subtotal: $3,380.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    THIRD SEMESTER
    COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    NET211Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow3$50.00$570.00$620.00
    NET213Instrumentation and Control I3$50.00$570.00$620.00
    NET251Maintenance Electrical Technicians3$50.00$570.00$620.00
    NET261Nuclear Plant Systems and Components - PWR3$50.00$570.00$620.00
    PHY101Physics I4$132.00$760.00$892.00
    Subtotal: $3,372.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    FOURTH SEMESTER
    COURSE CODECOURSE NAMECREDITSFEESTUITIONTOTAL
    ENG202Introduction to Speech Communication3$0.00$570.00$570.00
    NET221Nuclear Science3$50.00$570.00$620.00
    NET223Reactor Plant Protection and Safety4$50.00$760.00$810.00
    NET225Instrumentation and Control II4$182.00$760.00$942.00
    NET263Nuclear Plant Systems and Components - BWR3$50.00$570.00$620.00
    Subtotal: $2,792.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    Total Program Cost: $13,454.00*

    * - Tuition is based on the current in-county rate.
    ** - Elective tuition and fees may vary depending upon actual course selection.