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Nuclear Technology Associate Degree

Program Code: 106241

The increasing use of radiation and radioactive materials in today's world has created a demand for nuclear technicians. This demand is expected to remain high for years to come. The Nuclear Technology program offers students a unique opportunity to obtain the specialized training in demand by businesses and organizations licensed to utilize radioactive materials. It is also an excellent springboard for a four-year degree in the high-demand fields of health physics and radiation safety. Nuclear technicians have a variety of career opportunities at businesses such as nuclear power facilities, radioactive waste handling facilities, radiopharmaceutical companies, universities and national laboratories, medical facilities, U. S. Department of Energy sites, hospitals, or emergency management organizations. Nuclear Technology is a shared program between Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) and NWTC. Classes are offered in a traditional classroom setting using interactive television methods to link the two technical colleges. For flexibility, some classes may be taken in an online format through LTC.

Employment Potential

Nuclear Power Facilities

  • Radioactive Waste Handling Facilities
  • Radiopharmaceutical Companies
  • Universities and National Laboratories
  • Medical Facilities
  • U.S. Department of Energy Sites
  • Hospitals
  • Emergency Management
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Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application at Lakeshore Technical College. Go to www.gotoltc.edu or call (888) 468-6582
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Curriculum
Curriculum: The Nuclear Technology Associate Degree is a two-year, six semester collaborative program between Lakeshore Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Students will attend classes on the Green Bay campus and will take part in ITV classes sent from LTC to NWTC. Upon graduation a student will have completed 62 credits.
First Semester
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Semester Total
12
Second Semester
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Semester Total
14
Summer Before Third Semester
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Semester Total
6
Third Semester
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Semester Total
17
Fourth Semester
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Semester Total
11
Total Credits
60

Program Outcomes

  • Work safely within industrial and radiological hazard areas.
  • Understand and communicate nuclear technology-related concepts effectively in both oral and written formats.
  • Diagnose equipment requiring electrical or mechanical repair and carry out preventive maintenance procedures.
  • Perform radiological surveys for radiation and radioactive contamination.
  • Follow procedures for operating and maintaining systems and equipment at nuclear facilities.
  • Participate in applying nuclear technologies to a variety of industrial, medical, and research processes.
  • Apply your knowledge in a variety of related occupational jobs, such as in reactor plant operations, maintenance, quality assurance, etc.
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Note

  • This program meets all the instructional standards and criteria of the Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program (NUCP).
  • Gaining employment in nuclear and health physics likely includes a very comprehensive background check of one's lifespan. This includes not only criminal activities, but likely also credit history, civil actions, and a psychological profile.
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