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Nuclear Medicine Technology Associate Degree

Nuclear medicine technologists administer radiopharmaceuticals and operate imaging equipment to diagnose and treat diseases.

About

Unlike other types of imaging, nuclear medicine allows technologists to show the structure and function of nearly every major organ. PA College offers both a full-time, two-year associate degree and a one-year academic certificate. Upon program completion, you’ll be eligible to take the national certification exams and begin a career as a nuclear medicine technologist.

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Accreditation

Our nuclear medicine technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Nuclear Medicine Technology. See more accreditation information.

Requirements

Applicants for the two-year associate degree program must meet general admission requirements.

Curriculum

First Year: Associate in Applied Science Degree

Fall SemesterCredits
BIO 175Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
ENG 100English Composition3
MAT 160College Algebra3
Humanities Elective3
Elective3
Total16
Spring SemesterCredits
BIO 176Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
CHE 100General Chemistry3
ENG 201Contemporary Oral Communication3
PHY 150Physics3
SOC 100 or SOC 200Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Diversity3
Total16
Total Combined Credits32

Second Year: Associate in Applied Science Degree

Fall SemesterCredits
HSC 100Medical Terminology1
HSC 101Methods of Patient Care1
NMT 201Nuclear Medicine Theory I4
NMT 211Nuclear Medicine Clinical I5
PHI 210Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences1
Total12
Spring SemesterCredits
HSC 195Cross-Sectional Anatomy1
NMT 202Nuclear Medicine Theory II6
NMT 212Nuclear Medicine Clinical II5
Total12
Summer Session I & II CombinedCredits
NMT 203Nuclear Medicine Theory III2
NMT 213Nuclear Medicine Internship6
Total8
Total Combined Credits64