The Nuclear Engineering Technology (NET) Program is an innovative approach to addressing the nuclear industry's increasing need for a well-trained nuclear workforce. The program is a planned sequence of courses that meets the defined educational requirements of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) Uniform Curriculum Guide, a curriculum to standardize associate degree nuclear training across the nation.
The next cohort of NET students will be selected for entrance in fall 2014. Classes begin August 25, 2014.
Priority Deadline: February 3, 2014
The priority deadline to apply to the NET program is February 3, 2014. Students are selected on a first-come, first-completed basis (must complete ALL application materials). Keep in mind, college algebra is a pre-requisite for this program. You must receive a grade of “B” or better in college algebra. Students must complete college algebra prior to the start of the fall semester for the NET program.
NET Information Sessions
Our first Information session for the 2013-2014 year will be held on October 17,2013 from 6-7 p.m. on the Augusta Campus in the Library auditorium. There will be an Information Session held on each campus.
Check out the NET Resource Guide for information on admissions requirements. Please note, NET students in the Class of 2016 will be required to complete college algebra prior to the start of classes. If transfer credit in college algebra is awarded, students will not be required to retake the course. Current high school seniors without AP credit and other students without college algebra credit have the opportunity to take the course during spring or summer of 2014.
Graduates of the program are prepared for entry level positions in the nuclear field. The curriculum covers competencies in mechanical maintenance, instrumentation and control, electrical maintenance, and non-licensed operations. While students have an opportunity to intern at Plant Vogtle, the program does not guarantee students a job. Like other fields, securing a career in nuclear is based on the individual’s personal, professional, and academic skills.
Successful students must meet all of the industry’s new employee requirements and possess characteristics that are congruent with the industry’s needs, standards, and values. Students need to be aware of the requirements for employment. In order to be granted unescorted access to the power plant and complete the internship, students need to pass a background check.
Curriculum information can be found on page 97 of the course catalog. Detailed descriptions for each course are offered at the back of the catalog.
The Neutron is a newsletter dedicated to all things nuclear at Augusta Technical College. Check it out at: http://issuu.com/atcnuclear.
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