• Nuclear Medicine Program

    Why choose our Nuclear Medicine Technology program?

    JRCNMTNuclear Medicine uses radioactive materials, known as radiopharmaceuticals, to diagnose and treat disease.  Once the radiopharmaceuticals are administered to the patient, whether it’s intravenously, orally or through inhalation, they allow the technologist to use specialized cameras and equipment in order to obtain information about the structure and function of nearly every major organ system in the body.  It is the ability to show the organ’s function that makes it different from most other types of imaging, such as X-rays.  

    Will I be successful?  

    Graduation Year
    # Initially Enrolled 
    # Graduated
    Graduation Rate (%)
    NMTCB Certification Examination Pass Rate and Average Scores
    Job Placement Rate Within 6 Months of Graduation 
    Graduates Continuing Formal Education
    2013 17 14 82 13/13, 100%       78.76    
    2012 15 12 80 12/12, 100%       80.17 4/12   33% 2/12     17%
    2011 13 11 85 10/10, 100%       79.1 5/11   45% 1/11     9%
    2010 20 14 70 14/14, 100%       81.71 5/14   36% 1/14     7%
    2009 20 18 90 18/18, 100%       81.17 6/18   33% 2/18     11%
    2008 20 16 80 16/16, 100%       80.19 7/16   44% -
    2007 23 20 87 20/20, 100%       81.1 16/20   80% -

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    What will I learn?
    PA College offers both a full-time, two-year associate degree and a one-year academic certificate for students that have completed the prerequisite college-level coursework.   While enrolled in this program, you will learn critical thinking skills, effective communication and the value of working together with other members of a health care team. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the national certification exams, and begin a career as an entry-level nuclear medicine technologist.

     

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    What is the job outlook?

    For more information regarding the average salary, working conditions and job availability for a career in this field, click here to view the PA Department of Labor & Industry’s occupation profile.

    What are the admission requirements?
    PA College offers a two-year curriculum of full-time study in Nuclear Medicine leading to an associate degree.  The College also offers a 12-month academic certificate program in Nuclear Medicine Technology to students who have completed college-level courses in Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Physics, Mathematics (a minimum of College Algebra), Chemistry, English Composition, Speech, Humanities and Social Sciences.  Students enrolled in the Nuclear Medicine Technology program at Cedar Crest College, Harrisburg Area Community College, Immaculata University, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, or York College of Pennsylvania have the first opportunity to enroll in the certificate program. Other applicants must have earned an associate's or bachelor's degree, or have completed a two-year post-secondary allied health program.

    Program Accreditation
    This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT).
    JRCNMT
    2000 W. Danforth Road, Suite 130 - #203, Edmond OK 73003
    405-285-0546
    www.jrcnmt.org

    2013-14 Tuition & Fees - Associate Degree Program

    Undergraduate tuition per credit $452 per credit hour
    Undergraduate program tuition (flat program cost) $2,103 per semester*
    Technology Fee
    $275 per semester
    General Education (GE) Science Lab Fee
    $225 per GE Lab Course

    Note: All fees are non-refundable
    *Applicable only in the fall and spring semesters' program-specific courses (third and fourth semesters).
     
    2013-14 Tuition & Fees - Certificate Program

    Undergraduate tuition per credit $452 per credit hour
    Undergraduate program tuition (flat program cost) $2,103 per semester*
    Technology Fee  $275 per semester
    General Education (GE) Science Lab Fee $225 per GE Lab Course

     Note: All fees are non-refundable
    *Applicable only in the fall and spring semesters' program-specific courses.