Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nuclear Medicine Technology Associate Degree

The unique combination of imaging and patient treatment required from nuclear technologists means they need both a certain skillset and very specific training. These technologists operate highly sophisticated equipment to help doctors make diagnoses and treat illness.  

PA College offers the only associate degree in nuclear medicine technology in Central Pennsylvania. As a student of nuclear medicine technology, you’ll work with a classroom and clinical curriculum that evolves with the field. You’ll graduate with the knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of numerous professions. From there, you’ll be able to enter field-specific training programs, take certification exams or begin work as an entry-level nuclear med tech.

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Students currently enrolled in nuclear medicine technology degree programs may be eligible for our certificate program. Associate or bachelor’s degree holders may also be eligible. 

Curriculum

First Year: Associate in Applied Science Degree Total Credits: 32

Fall SemesterCredits
BIO 175Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
ENG 100English Composition3
MAT 160College Algebra3
CMP 150Digital Foundations Seminar3
Elective3
Total16
Spring SemesterCredits
BIO 176Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
CHE 100General Chemistry3
PHY 150Physics3
SOC 100 or SOC 200Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Diversity3
Elective3
Total16
Total Combined Credits32

Second Year: Associate in Applied Science Degree Total Credits: 32

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

Not sure if this is the right program for you?

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