Chattanooga State Offers 2 Nuclear Technology Paths

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Chattanooga State’s Engineering and Information Technologies Division offers an Engineering Technology degree in two nuclear-related concentrations: nuclear power technology and radiation protection. Nuclear power technology graduates have worked as reactor mechanics with Westinghouse and have been hired by companies such as TVA, Exelon, Southern Co., Duke, and STP to start their career as a non-licensed operator. The radiation protection program allows students to work with nuclear power or radiological waste. Graduates are currently working for TVA, BHI Energy, NorthWind Solutions, Exelon, and Oak Ridge National Labs.

Pay rates, based on recent graduate’s pay, are dependent upon the employer and location of the job. Graduates in the Nuclear Power program can expect an entry-level salary between $25-$40 per hour, while Radiation Protection averages $23-$39 per hour.

If you are 24 or older, meet qualifications, and have not earned an associate or bachelor’s degree, you could attend Chattanooga State tuition-free. Attend an upcoming TN Reconnect session by calling 423 697-3346 or email tnreconnect@chattanoogastate.edu. Nuclear students also can apply for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission scholarship at Chattanooga State. Contact Samantha Travis at 423 697-5514 or Samantha.Travis@chattanoogastate.edu for more information or to schedule an appointment.


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