Nuclear power generates loads of energy and lots of opportunity. Did you know that nuclear power plants supply 20% of the electrical power in the U.S? And guess what — they pay well!
The average starting salary of a graduate from our Nuclear Technology program is more than $50,000. Even though new nuclear power plants are not currently being built, the existing ones are safe working environments that’ll be running for decades, and there’s an aging workforce with not enough replacements ready to go.
Our Nuclear Technology program is one of very few in the country, so our graduates are highly sought after to work in any of the 99 nuclear power plants or reactors across the nation. You’ll learn from instructors who have worked in the field, plus you’ll have the chance to gain real-world experience through paid internships with potential employers. And as a graduate, you’ll be prepared to earn a National Academy for Nuclear Training certificate.
In the program, you can choose between specialty options in Radiation Protection and Reactor Operations.
We believe time-on-task has to be part of your education. That means time spent learning from experienced instructors in real-world environments and real-world situations. That’s why the State Tech campus is home to more than 50 labs, an automotive bay, aviation hangar, and 40+ acres of land dedicated to our heavy equipment operations program.