Programs for College Students
NPI provides the leadership and support for the comprehensive
development and delivery of academic programs necessary to build
the nuclear industry workforce. NPI partner institutions offer the
educational programs needed for a range of jobs in the nuclear
Two-year degree programs and certificate programs at community
and technical colleges prepare students to enter utility training
reactor-specific programs to become plant technicians, plant staff,
and reactor operators.
University students can earn certificates in nuclear power
technology while completing undergraduate degrees in engineering
disciplines other than nuclear: mechanical engineering, electrical
engineering chemical engineering, engineering physics and
Two-year and four-year students can participate in the Systems Engineering
Initiative, a program of multidisciplinary teams addressing
real-world problems at nuclear power plants.