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Radiation Control and Protection

For more information, email RadPro@nnmc.edu

Become a Radiation Control Technician
And Earn While You Learn!

LANL is recruiting for the Radiological Control Technician (RCT) Undergraduate Student (UGS) Cohort Program that will begin in the 2023 Fall Semester. This opportunity is a partnership with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Northern New Mexico College (NNMC). It is open to students who are interested in pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiation Protection at NNMC and want to pursue a career at LANL.

Program Benefits

  • Tuition, books and fees (exception of graduation fee)paid by LANL.
  • Students are paid while attending classes, LANL training and security clearance preparation.
  • Internships and shadowing opportunities, as available.
  • Conversion to full-time employment as an RCT upon graduation with an AA degree in Radiation Protection and after all LANL requirements are met.

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For more information, contact: Diana Garcia 505.695.4718 or Junior Hamilton 505.500.2234 or email rctcareers@lanl.gov.

NORTHERN New Mexico College & Los Alamos National Laboratory

Northern New Mexico College works with Los Alamos National Laboratory to train the next generation of highly skilled workers who will ensure public safety by carrying out the important duties of Radiological Control Technicians. This could be you!

Scott Braley, PhD, (505) 747-2210
scott.braley@nnmc.edu, radpro@nnmc.edu

Are you career ready?

Included with our program is career readiness training. Career readiness is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace, including critical thinking/problem solving, oral/written communications, teamwork/collaboration, digital technology, leadership, professionalism/work ethic, career management, and global/intercultural fluency.

Learn more about career readiness here: naceweb.org

About Radiation Control Technicians

Radiation Protection (RDPR) is an exciting field of study with many local, national and international job opportunities.  A Radiation Control Technician (RCT) works to ensure the safe handling and operation of radioactive materials or radiation-generating equipment.  RCTs are a pivotal part of any facility that works with these materials, including medical and physical research labs, nuclear power production, environmental cleanup, and more.  RCTs perform measurements of radiological conditions and levels, and are always in high demand.

People who enjoy working as part of a team are well suited for RCT work. RCTs must be detail oriented and are often called upon to solve problems. Being an RCT involves active physical work and RCTs typically perform a wide variety of tasks each day.

  • Protect workers, the public, and the environment from radiological hazards
  • Calculate radiological doses and ensure compliance with regulations
  • Conduct radiological surveillance
  • Oversee contamination control and environmental cleanup

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiation Protection

Northern's Associate Degree in Radiation Protection qualifies radiation protection technicians to work with radiological materials at the Department of Energy (DOE), national laboratories, medical facilities, research labs, nuclear power plants and other industries. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) currently employs more than 120 RCTs, including many Northern graduates. Click below for an informational video about RCTs working at LANL.

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