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 2013. Classes begin August 19, 2013.
Priority Deadline: February 1, 2013
The priority deadline for NET was February 1, 2013. Although the priority deadline has passed, students can continue to submit applications. 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. If you do not have a “C” or better in college algebra previously, you will be expected to take it this summer. Summer classes begin May 21st at Augusta Technical College. Students must complete college algebra prior to the start of the fall semester for the NET program.
NET Information Sessions
Our last session was on January 9, 2013. If you were unable to attend, please review the PowerPoint presentation below.
Check out the NET Resource Guide for information on admissions requirements. Please note, NET students in the Class of 2015 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 2013.
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 96 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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