Community colleges offer unique nuclear career paths

By Duke Energy

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“Grit, intelligence and a willingness to work.” That’s what a successful student in Gaston College’s Nuclear Technology Program looks like, according to Virgil Cox, the school’s Dean of Engineering and Industrial Technologies. It’s an academically rigorous program that prepares students to enter the training program for non-licensed nuclear plant operators. Although the program only takes two years to complete, “It can be a real challenge,” says Cox.
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