Nuclear Engineering Technology (9416)

This program is based on the nuclear industry “Non-Licensed Operator” training requirements. Students must be “College Ready” (placement in MATH 1650 College Algebra (A) and ENGL 1110 English Composition I (A) or ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B)) prior to registering for any NUET courses. A minimum GPA of 2.0 and a “C” grade or higher is required in all ELEC, MATH, CHEM, PHYS, NUET, and program-specific courses for graduation.

Graduates will be able to:

  1. solve basic technical problems typical of what is encountered when working at a nuclear power plant;
  2. perform tests and experiments, data analysis, and report findings including recommendations for improvement;
  3. work and communicate effectively in diverse and multi-disciplinary teams;
  4. be aware of modern professional, ethical, and societal issues as well as recognize the need for lifelong learning.

Students meeting specific academic standards are eligible to receive, upon graduation, a “Nuclear Uniform Curriculum” certificate issued by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and Lakeland. Before being hired to work within the nuclear industry, students must be able to pass a background check, drug tests, and psychological screening, typically administered by the utility.

Students must meet specific admission requirements for this program. Interested students should contact the Counseling and Advising Center for details about applying for admission to the program.  

NOTE: Students planning to transfer to a four-year college are encouraged to take ENGL 1120 English Composition II 

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 1110
English Composition I (A) 1
or English Composition I (B)
ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering Technology 2
FYEX 1000 First Year Experience 1
MATH 1650 College Algebra (A) 4
NUET 1000 Nuclear Industry Fundamental Concepts 3
NUET 1100 Radiation Detection and Protection 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
CHEM 1100
Elementary Chemistry I: Intro to Inorganic Chemistry 2
or General Chemistry I
ELEC 1120 Direct Current Circuit Analysis 2
MATH 1700 Trigonometry 3
NUET 1200 Plant Drawings 3
NUET 1300 Power Plant Components 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
COMM 1000
Effective Public Speaking
or Effective Interpersonal Communications
ELEC 1220 Alternating Current Circuit Analysis 2
ELEC 1260 Direct Current and Alternating Current Laboratory 1
NUET 2000 Reactor Plant Materials 3
NUET 2250 Reactor Theory, Safety and Design 3
PHYS 1610 General Physics I 5
 Credit Hours17
Fourth Semester
ECON 1150
Basic Economics
or Principles of Macroeconomics
or Principles of Microeconomics
ELEC 2300 Sensors, Actuators, and Control 3
HUMX 1100 Introduction to Humanities 3
NUET 2300 Thermo-Fluid Sciences 4
NUET 2400 Capstone and Case Studies in Nuclear Engineering Technology 2
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours63

English course selection is based on placement test results (ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B) is 4 credits, only 3 credits apply to the degree).  


Chemistry course selection is based on prior chemistry experience.

Technical course
This course is designated as a technical course in the program. Students must earn a "C" grade or higher in the course to fulfill the college's graduation requirements policy.