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Science, Engineering, & Mathematics Division

Science, Engineering, & Mathematics Division

Nuclear Energy Technology, A.A.S. (Cumberland)

Nuclear Energy Technology, AAS


The Nuclear Energy Technology program prepares students to move directly into the workforce upon graduation. Students will be qualified for entry-level positions in nuclear power maintenance and technology. Courses provide students with a solid foundation in basic scientific principles as well as mathematics. Students are exposed to the theory, materials and equipment necessary to work in the nuclear technology field. Special emphasis is placed on nuclear safety and procedures. The program offers three tracks, each leading to a distinct skill set in the nuclear energy industry: instrumentation and control maintenance, electrical maintenance and non-licensed operator. The instrumentation and control maintenance track provides students with a strong foundation in the general systems and components, while focusing on the in-depth knowledge required for specific jobs in the area of instrumentation and control.
Program Goals
Upon completion of this program, students should be able to: 
• Communicate effectively in a professional manner.
• Demonstrate an understanding of scientific inquiry and application.
• Demonstrate an understanding of nuclear power fundamentals.
• Work safely and effectively in the field of nuclear maintenance.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the basic operation of a nuclear power

Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.​

When you Graduate
Although not designed to be a transfer program, many of the general education courses should be accepted into a
baccalaureate program in a related field.
Career Opportunities

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.