Online Nuclear Power Generation Graduate Certificate
A nuclear power generation graduate certificate is a valuable credential for engineers and scientists who want to start working or advance in this field. The certificate covers nuclear energy, engineering and more. By completing this program, you can build the specialized knowledge and talents needed to access more career opportunities related to nuclear power.
Next start date: 01/09/2023
Total classes: 5
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 15
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What degree do you need to work in a nuclear power plant?
Educational requirements for nuclear power plant employees vary based on role. Many positions, however, require some form of college education related to nuclear energy.
This nuclear power generation certificate teaches you the fundamentals of nuclear energy, engineering and nuclear power plant operation. This knowledge is a requirement for some nuclear power plant positions and is essential for building your career in nuclear energy over the long term. The certificate can also prepare you for graduate degree programs in nuclear engineering, which opens up more opportunities in the field.
How do I become a nuclear power reactor operator?
Becoming a nuclear power plant operator involves:
- Building work experience in a nuclear power plant.
- Completing nuclear power reactor operator training.
- Passing a series of tests to show competency, both with nuclear power in general and within a specific plant.
- Earning a license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
A nuclear power generation certificate can set you apart from other candidates when seeking an operator position. The advanced knowledge you build in this program can also prepare you for the testing and certification process required of all reactor operators.
Featured nuclear power generation certificate courses
This multidisciplinary professional certificate brings together courses to focus on relevant concepts in nuclear power generation. Topics like operations and safety, reactor theory and design, nuclear power plant dynamics and more are all areas of emphasis. Elective courses support the specialization of your degree. Featured courses include:
Interdisciplinary Nuclear Power Operations
Nuclear Reactor System Dynamics and Diagnostics
Nuclear Reactor Theory and Design
Nuclear Power Engineering
Electrical Power Plants
What are some careers in nuclear science?
A nuclear power generation certificate supports many career goals in this field. It can offer valuable context before beginning nuclear power reactor operator training. With this certificate, you can also seek nuclear operations and engineering jobs or pursue a graduate degree in this field. Potential careers, some of which may require additional education, include:
Nuclear power generation certificate admission requirements
Applicants to the nuclear power generation graduate certificate program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
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