Aug 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Nuclear Medicine Technology, A.A.S.


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Associate of Applied Science | NUCL.MED.AAS | Career Program
CIP Code: 51.0905
www.pgcc.edu/programs_and_courses/program_detail.aspx?programid=6442462425
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Program Description


The Nuclear Medicine Technology A.A.S. program prepares graduates to be competent, professional, caring Nuclear Medicine Technologists. A revised curriculum integrates the theory and concepts of current molecular imaging techniques with hands-on learning experiences in classrooms and labs that are equipped with modern nuclear medicine imaging and non-imaging equipment. Didactic and laboratory experiences are complimented by directed clinical practice in a variety of regional health care affiliates in order to prepare students for professional practice.

The A.A.S. degree program is specifically designed for:

  • Students earning their first degree.
  • Adults transitioning from a non-health care career field, who may or may not have an Associate or higher degree.

Upon program completion, students earn the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for nuclear medicine technology certification exams offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).

The Nuclear Medicine Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT), 820 W. Danforth Rd. #B1, Edmond, OK 73003. Phone: (405) 285-0546 Email: mail@jrcnmt.org This program is currently on probation but it is accredited. For more information go to http://jrcnmt.org/news/other-news-documents/ and refer to the appropriate Accreditation Action Report.

Graduates of the Nuclear Medicine Technology program will be able to:

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

 

“Program outcome data for this program can be found on the JRCNMT’s website under Graduate Achievement Data, or by clicking here.”

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.

Program Total: 68 Credits


PAS-1000  is recommended but not required for program admission.
Check BIO-2050  for eligibility requirements.

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