The Nuclear Medicine Technology program prepares students to practice as professional, capable technologists in a variety of culturally 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 Nuclear Medicine Technology program provides two options: a one-year certificate option for students who have current licensure or certification in radiography, nursing, respiratory therapy, radiation therapy or medical lab technology; and a two-year Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. Both options require evidence of successful completion of prerequisite courses and current certification in basic cardiac life support (CPR for healthcare professionals). 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 Rd, Suite 130 #203, Edmond, OK 73003; phone 405-285-0546; email firstname.lastname@example.org; www.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 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.
Learning Foundations Overall Requirements
- All students must read English at an acceptable level in order to begin college-level courses. The college assesses two levels of reading proficiency as shown below. Both must be satisfied in order to enroll in college-level classes.
- Meet a basic reading standard by placement exam score, by taking DVR-0051 or ESL-0105, or by exemption due to prior college coursework.
- Meet college-level reading standards by placement exam score, by taking DVR-0061 DVR-0071 or ESL-0106, or by exemption as a result of prior college coursework.
- The college assesses English writing proficiency at three levels as a prerequisite to enrollment in EGL-1010, the first college-level writing course. Those three levels are outlined below.
- Meet the minimum English proficiency requirement by placement exam score, by completing DVE-0009 or ESL-0102 or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- Meet intermediate level English proficiency requirements by placement exam score, by completing DVE-0011 or ESL-0201, or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- Meet pre-college level English requirements by placement exam score, by completing EGL-0100 or ESL-0202, or by exemption as a result of prior coursework.
- All students must satisfy the college's requirement for a solid foundation in mathematics. Students can document this foundation either with satisfactory placement test scores, with an exemption posted as a result of courses taken elsewhere, or with satisfactory performance in one or more developmental mathematics courses. In addition, all students must complete either PAS-1010 or PAS-1030 along with their first developmental math course.
- Meet the most basic arithmetic requirement by completing DLS-0011 or a satisfactory score on the placement test.
- Meet prealgebra requirements by completing DVM-0031 or with a satisfactory placement test score.
- Meet elementary algebra requirements by completing DVM-0071 or achieving a satisfactory placement score.
- Meet intermediate algebra requirements by completing MAT-0104 or by achieving a satisfactory placment test score.
- You must take PAS-1030 during the same semester you take DVM-0031.
Nuclear Medicine Technology (Certificate)