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  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Nuclear Medicine Technology, A.A.S.


Associate of Applied Science | NUCL.MED.AAS | Career Program
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Program Description


The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program prepares students to practice as professional, capable technologists in a variety of diverse health care settings. Through a structured curriculum comprised of both academic and directed clinical experience, students progress from novice to proficient health care practitioners and graduate with the skills necessary to perform high quality nuclear medicine procedures.

The program is designed to allow students to earn an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, while preparing them for the national board exams of both the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).

The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at Prince George’s Community College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT), 2000 W. Danforth Road, Suite 130 #203, Edmond, OK 73003; 405-285-0546; mail@jrcnmt.org; www.jrcnmt.org.

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) exam and to use the credential CNMT upon successful completion of the exam. Graduates are also eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam and to use the credential RT(N) when successfully completing the exam.

Graduates of the Nuclear Medicine Technology A.A.S. will be able to:

  • Perform Nuclear Medicine imaging and non-imaging procedures
  • Operate and troubleshoot imaging and non-imaging instrumentation used in Nuclear Medicine
  • Demonstrate communication methods necessary to work in a culturally diverse health care setting
  • Use appropriate radiation safety and radiopharmaceutical handling techniques to protect patients, self, and others
  • Appraise situations and use problem-solving skills to construct appropriate solutions when needed
  • Display professional, moral, and ethical standards consistent with the Society of Nuclear Medicine Code of Ethics
  • Apply the principles of the social sciences in the practice of nuclear medicine technology and patient care

General Education Courses


The list of general education courses appears in the General Education List . Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements. Please check your program’s sequence of study for this information.

Sequence of Study - Nuclear Medicine Technology A.A.S.


Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not  include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

1st Semester


Total: 19 Credits


2nd Semester


Total: 15 Credits


Total: 4 Credits


3rd Semester


Total: 14 Credits


4th Semester


Total: 12 Credits


Program Total: 64 Credits


1 PAS-1000  is recommended but not required for program admission.

2 Refer to Course Descriptions , for eligibility requirements for BIO-2050 .

Asterisk (*) denotes a general education course.

Triple asterisk (***) denotes a course that satisfies the culminating experience requirement for A.A.S. programs.

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