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Degrees & Certificates

Degrees & Certificates

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

​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 provide 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
  • ​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 plant.

​Students can download the Program Guide listed above to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.

The RCSJ Catalog provides class descriptions.

The Course Registration Info site shows important information for each semester such as deadlines, dates, and guides.

For a complete list of when important College dates occur, students can view and download the Academic Calendar​.

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.