Hello, My name is Zack Groothouse. I am new to this forum, although i have read the forum rules, please forgive me for any rules i break, or mistakes i make in my statements. I just recently graduated high school (2 weeks ago to be exact) and I am aspiring to be a nuclear engineer. I would like to start my career working on nuclear systems and maybe work my way up to perhaps work in labs and create new nuclear systems. My local college is offering a program that trains students to work at Florida Power and Light. I am afraid it will just be an operator or technician job where I would just be staring at meters and pushing buttons all day. Here is a link to the website (http://faculty.irsc.edu/dept/advancedtechnology/EPT/typical.html [Broken]). I was hoping some of you could give me some insight on whether I should join this program or opt out and perhaps look at other colleges that would lead me into the nuclear engineering industry. Please keep in mind, money is an issue as I am not too keen on taking loans out for college, if you could refer any programs or schools that would be most economical for me that would be much appreciated. I realize college is going to be expensive but I would like to be as frugal as possible. Again please forgive any errors I made.