Radiation Control and Protection
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY
For more information, email RadPro@nnmc.edu
Announcing the NNMC/LANL Radiation Control & Protection
Competitive Academic Opportunity
This opportunity is a partnership with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Northern New Mexico College (NNMC). It is open to students who are pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiation Protection at NNMC and want to pursue a career at LANL.
This competitive academic opportunity provides tuition and fees for a full-time student, a paid student internship at LANL, student/intern pay while physically in class (based on standard NNMC contact hours), and transition to full time employment upon graduation with an Associate degree, providing the student meets all LANL eligibility requirements.
Applications for the Academic Opportunity are usually accepted in late Spring for students either currently enrolled or who will be starting the degree program in the Fall semester. The box to the right shows the current application window when available.
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.
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!
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