Nuclear Engineering Technology, A.S.

Overview

This is the only program of its kind in New England, one of three in the country, and considered the best in the nation. Through classroom, laboratory, and simulator instruction, this program will educate you in the theories underlying the safe operation of nuclear power generating stations. Additional “hands-on” experience may be gained through 12 weeks of summer co-op employment at Millstone Station’s nuclear power plants.  This program operates in cooperation with Millstone Station to prepare you as an entry-level technician primarily for the commercial nuclear power industry. Millstone Station offers full scholarships through the college for up to 15 full-time freshmen enrolling in the Nuclear Engineering Technology program. However, the program is open to all qualified students, with or without scholarship aid.  This career path involves further training by the utility and successful completion of a license examination administered by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. For many students, the Associate Degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology is but one step in their academic career as they move on to pursue higher degrees upon graduating from Three Rivers.

Career Options

Nuclear Technicians
Nuclear Engineers
Health Physics (Ignore yellow highlighting)
Nuclear Chemistry
Reactor Engineering
Power Plant Operation/Maintenance
Reactor Operator

Easy Transfer Options

Bismark State College
Central Connecticut State University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Sacred Heart University
Southern Connecticut State University
University of Bridgeport
University of Connecticut
University of New Haven
University of Saint Joseph
Western Connecticut State University

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Faculty

See below for a list of all full-time Department Faculty. Please note that not all listed faculty may teach courses related to this specific degree or certificate program.

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Allan A Anderson

B.S., Mankato State College; M.S., Purdue UniversityTechnologies Department Department Chair & Professor of Computer Science
Office: C106 (860) 215-9403
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Mark Comeau

A.S., Thames Valley State Technical College; B.S., B.Arch., Roger Williams University; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Licensed-Registered Architect, CT, RI, NY NCARB Board CertifiedTechnologies Department Professor of Architectural Design Technology
Office: C218 (860) 215-9415

Daniel P Courtney

A.S.E.T., Springfield Technical Community College; M.S.E.E., University of MassachusettsTechnologies Department Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology
Office: C134 (860) 215-9417

Thomas Dobkowski

A.S., Hartford State Technical College; B.S., Central Connecticut State UniversityTechnologies Department Lab Technician
B105 (860) 215-9449

Michael Gentry

B.S., M.S., Cornell UniversityTechnologies Department Assistant Professor of Engineering
Office: C154 (860) 215-9428
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Joseph Johnson

B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTechnologies Department Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Office: C162 (860) 215-9440
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James A Rhoades

B.S.E.E., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.S.E.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTechnologies Department Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology
Office: C232 (860) 215-9464
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James R Sherrard

B.S., U.S. Coast Guard Academy; M.S.N.E., M.S.N.A., Nav. E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S.M.E., University of Connecticut; M.S.N.S., Catholic University of America; P.E., MarylandTechnologies Department Professor of Nuclear Engineering Technology
Office: C-210 (860) 215-9472

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

James Sherrard
860-215-9472