Workforce Opportunities in Regional Careers (WORC)


The Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization (SRSCRO) and its five post-secondary education partners are using instructional programs to expand workforce development that supports Department of Energy Environmental Management and National Nuclear Security Administration long-term needs, with particular focus on Savannah River Site (SRS) missions.

The focus of WORC Programs includes:

  • Industrial, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Welding and Computer Technology
  • Radiation Protection Technology & Nuclear Engineering Technology
  • Process Engineering & Computer Science
  • Environmental Remediation & Restoration Research
  • Chemistry & Physics with a concentration in Nuclear Science

College/University Programs

Colleges and universities in the SRSCRO region offer a variety of educational opportunities that prepare students for careers in the nuclear industry.  Programs are designed for students choosing to start a career for the first time and those seeking to enhance or change careers.

Aiken Technical College

Certificate and associate degree opportunities are available for students interested in pursuing a career in the nuclear industry, including nuclear programs such as radiation protection technology and nuclear quality systems.

Augusta Technical College

Programs are available to prepare students with a wide variety of nuclear industry skills, including a foundation for jobs in nuclear plant maintenance and non-licensed operations through the Nuclear Engineering Technology associate degree program and other nuclear-related fields such as Chemical Technology.

Augusta University

Opportunities are available in many areas that support the nuclear industry, including  Nuclear Science Track Degree Programs available through the  Department of Chemistry and Physics.  The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program provides training for careers that involve computer technology and health sciences.

University of SC Aiken

Programs offer many choices for students interested in pursuing careers in the nuclear science field through the College of Sciences which includes the opportunity to study all major areas of chemistry, biology, math, computer science or to enroll in pre-engineering. The Environmental Remediation and Restoration Program offers undergraduate research opportunities related to the nuclear industry and other industries.

University of SC Salkehatchie

University of SC Salkehatchie extended campus programs offer a variety of academic programs in the region.  Academic programs are available for science and math fields of study that lead to certificates and degrees related to the nuclear industry.