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SRNS signs on as industry partner for Nuclear Engineering Technology Education

Augusta Technical College recently announced a formal Agreement of Understanding with Georgia Power and Savannah River Site management and operating contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) in support of the College’s Nuclear Engineering Technology Program. The agreement recognizes SRNS as an industry partner, which means the contractor will collaborate on developing curriculum, support outreach efforts to students and participate on advisory councils.

More than 75 students have graduated since the program began admitting students in the Fall of 2010, and most are currently working at Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle or at the Savannah River Site.

The Engineering Technology programs at Augusta Technical College are high-tech, associate degree programs that prepare graduates for careers in plant maintenance and operations at commercial nuclear facilities, Department of Energy nuclear facilities such as those at SRS, and other related nuclear support companies. These robust programs span three technical areas to include electrical, mechanical and nuclear specific courses.

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About the photo: Jeff Gasser, Site Manager, Plant Vogtle (left), joins Dr. Rick Hall, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Augusta Technical College and Carol Johnson, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions President & CEO, to sign an Agreement of Understanding, creating a mutually beneficial partnership to support the nuclear industry throughout the region.