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Nuclear Technology

Our Nuclear Technology program is in partnership with GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Granite International and is designed to prepare students as nuclear maintenance technicians during outages at power plants with GE nuclear steam supply systems. Students enter this program in either the Fall or Spring semesters and complete five semesters of academic work in a well-rounded selection of courses in math, sciences, and humanities, including courses in reactor physics and boiling water reactor technology. An additional co-op semester provides students with work-based learning during plant outages at sites throughout the US plus specialized training on a full-scale mockup of a boiling water reactor at GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy facilities in San Jose, California. Students are awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nuclear Technology.

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Nuclear Technology Courses

NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY COURSES Credits Contact
Hours
Fall Semester I
ATR 112 Introduction to Automation 3 5
ELC 131 DC/AC Circuit Analysis 5 7
ENG 111 Expos. Writing 3 3
MAT 121 Alg/Trig I 3 4
MEC 111 Machine Processes I 3 5
17 24
Spring Semester I
ELC 117 Motors and Controls 4 7
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 3
HYD 110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I 3 5
MAT 122 Alg/Trig II 3 4
NUC 110 Nuclear Reactor Systems 3 3
16 22
Summer Semester I
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting 3 3
MEC 130 Mechanisms 3 5
PHY 131 Physics-Mechanics 4 5
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 2 4
12 17
Fall Semester II
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3 4
ELC 213 Instrumentation 4 5
ISC 130 Intro to Quality Control 3 3
NUC 120 Nuclear Reactor Theory 4 4
PHY 132 Physics – Electricity and Magnetism 4 5
18 21
Spring Semester II
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 1 10
1 10
Summer Semester II
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2 2
NUC 130 Applied Nondestr Exam – Nuclear 2 3
WLD 143 Welding Metallurgy 2 3
Social/Behavior Science Elective 3 3
9 11

*Please consult your Advisor for any schedule or program changes*



Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

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