“As expanding economies continue to grow, the one source of energy that we can develop rapidly, cheaply and with next-to-no emissions is nuclear energy.” – Craig Stevens
Did you know that nuclear energy accounts for 20% of the electrical power produced in the United States? Increasing the use of radiation and radioactive materials in today’s world has created demand for nuclear technicians especially in Janesville and Beloit, Wisconsin where the Department of Energy Nuclear Security Administration has approved Shine Medical Technologies and NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, Inc. to build production plants in the next 2-3 years.
The Nuclear Technology Associate’s Degree program offers students a unique opportunity to obtain specialized training to work with radioactive materials. In addition to being a high demand field, it also pays extremely well. This program is also an excellent springboard for a four-year degree in health physics and radiation safety.
Designed as a shared program with Lakeshore Technical College (LTC), classes may be offered in traditional classroom settings, online or using Interactive Television (ITV) to link instruction from both Blackhawk and LTC. In some cases, students may be asked to attend classes outside of their current district. Check with a program advisor for more details or view the full-time program sheet.
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Nuclear Monitoring Technician
Occupational Health and Safety Technician
Power Plant Operator, Dispatcher or Distributor
Radiation Safety/Health Physics
Interested in getting a head start on your college degree? Blackhawk has options for you.