Nuclear Power Generation
The generation of electricity on a large scale is theoretically a simple process. A central station power plant heats water into steam which then turns huge turbine blades that are connected to massive electrical generators. The water can be turned into steam by using coal, oil or gas (see non nuclear power generation). Alternatively, the water can be turned into steam using nuclear reactors.
Career opportunities in the Nuclear Power industry can be broken into two parts; those jobs required to construct the plant (see Power plant construction) and those required to operate and maintain the plant.
The following CPCC programs can help you prepare for careers in the operation and maintenance of Nuclear Power plants. Please see your faculty and career advisors for additional information.
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