The CBC Nuclear Technology program offers one-year certificates and two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees in Nuclear Technology in three options:
Students working toward the AAS degree earn a Nuclear Technology one-year certificate upon successful completion of their first-year requirements. Atop of the AAS degree, graduates also earn one (1) year of nuclear power plant experience, and may also earn the following certifications: National Academy for Nuclear Training Certificate, DOE Radiological Control Technician CORE, 40-hour HAZWOPER, RP Fundamentals/NUF, Plant Access, Radiation Worker, Power Plant Operator Selection System (POSS), and Power Plant Maintenance Selection System (MASS).
Graduates of the program can work within the nuclear industry in areas such as nuclear power plant operating and processing facilities, disposal of nuclear waste, laboratories, and other nuclear applications. Operators and Instrumentation and Control Technicians have transferable skills that allow them to also work in industries such as: energy generation (wind, hydro, gas, and oil), process operations, and manufacturing.
CBC works closely with the nuclear industry, both locally and nationally. As one of 25 Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Programs (NUCP) in the U.S., CBC and Energy Northwest partner to assure that the CBC Nuclear Technology program is aligned with the needs of the nuclear power industry and are consistent with the established standards for accredited utility training programs so that all graduates have the same basic knowledge necessary to be successful power plant workers.
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Wish for more information about the Nuclear Technology program? Attend an Information Session that explains the program, admission process, scholarship opportunities, and program cost. For a current list of dates and times, visit the Information Session webpage.
The Nuclear Technology program is nationally accredited by the Institute of Nuclear Training Operations (INPO). Through this accreditation, graduates may earn the National Academy for Nuclear Training (NANT) certificate--a certification that affirms a graduate’s skills and knowledge for the respective ACAD 08-006 curriculum and training position for two years after the issue date.
Program Funding & Support
Program development has been guided by 15 members of a program planning committee representing organizations such as AREVA, CHPRC – CH2MHill Plateau Remediation Company, Central Washington Building and Construction Trades Council, Energy Northwest, HAMMER, IBEW Local 77, TFE -Technical and Field Engineering, Inc., Washington River Protection Solutions, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. These organizations have also provided a variety of scholarship, internship, hands-on learning, and employment opportunities to CBC Nuclear Technology students.
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