The Nuclear Technology program prepares individuals to become qualified reactor field technicians who are employed by licensed nuclear reactor facilities. The program includes on the job training as a co-op at a nuclear facility. GE-Hitachi and Duke Energy are two possibilities for the co-op semester. Positions with GE-Hitachi offer students the opportunity to travel to various commercial nuclear power plants to participate in refueling outages, while Duke Energy will be “in-plant” positions.
Graduates are typically employed in entry-level positions with nuclear plant maintenance contractors or electric utilities. Other opportunities include transferring to a 4-year Bachelor of Science program and the nuclear Navy (submarines and aircraft carriers).