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Academic Catalog
   
    Apr 12, 2021  
Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Catalog 2020-2021

Nuclear Medicine Technology, AAS


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(offered through articulation agreement with Prince George’s Community College)

No. of Credits: 64
Contact: Laura Polk, Chair, Health Sciences Division

The Nuclear Medicine Technology AAS 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 AAS 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’s or higher degree.

Upon program completion, students earn the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) 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.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

  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 healthcare 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.  

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Pre- Nuclear Medicine Required Courses at College of Southern Maryland:


Continue with Occupational Requirements at Prince George’s Community College.


Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

Course Indicators: English Composition (E), Arts (A), Cultural and Global Awareness (C), Humanities (H), Biological/Physical Sciences (S), Social/Behavioral Sciences (B), Mathematics (M)

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