Radiation Protection Concentration

Radiation Protection Concentration

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The Radiation Protection Concentration offers students a unique opportunity to obtain high-tech and cutting edge training that will prepare the graduate for any organization or business that handles radioactive substances – including advanced manufacturing, life sciences, research reactors, the nuclear power industry, hazardous waste removal companies and governmental agencies.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates can find career opportunities as:

  • Radiation Protection Technicians
  • Health Physics Technicians
  • Nuclear Medicine Technicians
  • Industrial Hygiene Technicians
  • Assistant Reactor Operators
  • And in the nuclear power industry.

Salary Expectations:

National Annual Mean Wage: $61,600
Tennessee Annual Mean Wage: $61,900
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.

Visit the Tennessee Transfer Pathways website to view the  for this program.