Nuclear Engineering Technology, A.S.

Please note that as of July 1, 2023, all program information should be accessed through the CT State Community College Catalog. Specific program information on this page may no longer be accurate beyond this date.

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.

Full-Ride Scholarships Available

Dominion Nuclear Connecticut supports promising candidates for this Nuclear Engineering Technology program through its Dominion Nuclear Connecticut Millstone Power Station Engineering Technology Scholarships.

Up to sixteen two-year scholarships are awarded annually and cover the full cost of the program including tuition and fees, books and a monthly stipend.

To be accepted into the Nuclear Engineering Technology degree program, students must meet the specific admission requirements along with other factors. Learn more and complete the online Technology Energy Scholarship Application here. Scholarships are limited – Apply NOW! 

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

Related Degrees & Certificates

Courses & Outcomes

Plan of Study

See the complete plan of study for the Nuclear Engineering Technology program here.


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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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 CertifiedBusiness and Technologies Department Department Chair & Professor of Construction Technology
Office: C218
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9415
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Diba A Khan-Bureau, Ph.D.

A.S., Thames Valley State Technical College; B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic University; Ph.D., University of ConnecticutBusiness and Technologies Department Professor of Environmental Engineering Technology
Office: C264
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9443
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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., MarylandBusiness and Technologies Department Professor of Nuclear Engineering Technology
Office: C-210
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9472


James Sherrard