Nuclear Power Engineering Technology Concentration

Nuclear Power Engineering Technology Concentration

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Graduates of the Nuclear Power Engineering Technology concentration will possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to make an intelligent entry into the operational environment of a nuclear power plant. Students will acquire the ability and knowledge to safely operate equipment, follow procedures, recognize problems and communicate. They will train in the principles associated with components in plant systems, the purpose of plant systems and safety awareness.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates can find career opportunities in the field of:

  • Nuclear Power Plant Operations
  • Fossil Plant Operations
  • Chemical Plant Operations
  • And other nuclear energy related fields

Salary Expectations:

National Annual Mean Wage: $74,700
Tennessee Annual Mean Wage: $64,100
O*Net Online, July 2015



What is a TTP?

Tennessee Transfer Pathways are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university to complete their baccalaureate degree. The Tennessee Transfer Pathways also constitute an agreement between community colleges and universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. A student who completes all the courses listed on a particular Transfer Pathway will earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at Chattanooga State. When the student transfers to a Tennessee public university, the transcript will certify that the pathway has been followed. The student is guaranteed that all the community college courses taken will be accepted at the university and the courses will count toward completion of the particular major. If a community college student transfers to another Tennessee community college, he or she is guaranteed that all courses transfer.

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