Kevin Bellimer

Operator, Indek Energy Services
AAS in Nuclear Power Technology, Bismarck State College


After serving eight years in the Navy on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, Kevin earned an Associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1991. “When I was single, I could go and spend the time on a campus” he explained. “But there is no way I could do that now with a family.” 

Kevin heard about the online EPCE energy education and training programs, and the AAS in Nuclear Power Technology (NUPT) through Bismarck State College appealed to him. “I currently work at a gas turbine plant, but I’d like to get back into a nuclear plant.”

With his work schedule of 12-hour days—four days on and four days off—Kevin was able get a lot of studying done after taking his son to school. He also used valuable down time at work to do homework. “We were slow in the winter so I was able to get a lot done,” he said.

Kevin is already enrolled in a Bachelor’s program in Nuclear Engineering Technology and eventually wants to obtain a Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering.