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Not sure what to do yet.
« on: Mar 21, 2007, 08:31 »
I am going to college this fall for computer science and networking.  However I have always been good a machining parts as well.  Would either of these ever have a chance of being useful in the nuke field?

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Re: Not sure what to do yet.
« Reply #1 on: Mar 21, 2007, 08:55 »
I am going to college this fall for computer science and networking.  However I have always been good a machining parts as well.  Would either of these ever have a chance of being useful in the nuke field?

Everybody (nuke plants included) has a computer geek, or three, so no reason you couldn't work in the field if you wanted...

My nephew is also good at machining parts, so he went to gunsmithing school...just hired on with one of the custom rifle makers.  (I know...that has nothing to do with nuke...except it made about 90% of us nukes jealous that he got the fun job!)  ;)


Good luck in school!  My advice:  Go to every class, every day...the rest will be easy.  (I took 20+ years to finish a degree, because I didn't know that 'rule' at first...)
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Re: Not sure what to do yet.
« Reply #2 on: Mar 22, 2007, 04:22 »
Everybody (nuke plants included) has a computer geek, or three, so no reason you couldn't work in the field if you wanted...

My nephew is also good at machining parts, so he went to gunsmithing school...just hired on with one of the custom rifle makers.  (I know...that has nothing to do with nuke...except it made about 90% of us nukes jealous that he got the fun job!)  ;)


Good luck in school!  My advice:  Go to every class, every day...the rest will be easy.  (I took 20+ years to finish a degree, because I didn't know that 'rule' at first...)

Listen to UncaBuffalo get your degree as soon as you can and don't draw it out. You can work in the Nuke field as a IT or a Machinist.

I myself am a amatuer gunsmith and locksmith and build computers on the side for extra cash but still swing a meter  :D

RNN

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Re: Not sure what to do yet.
« Reply #3 on: Mar 22, 2007, 06:55 »
I agree. Computers are a given in every department in a Nuke plant. There are full-time IT guys at each utility if you want to do that for a living, but the training would be valuable in any department.

It is a good foot in the door to have an A.S., if you are deciding between degree and certificate. Often the difference is only a couple of classes. In many cases, it is a requirement to have at least an A.S. from an accredited school.
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