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Nuclear Medicine Technology Certificate

Get ready for an exciting career at the intersection of imaging, chemistry, technology and patient care.

About

PA College offers two options for nuclear medicine technology: a two-year associate degree or a 12-month academic certificate for those who have already completed college-level coursework. In this certificate program, you’ll work in a variety of clinical settings to perform diagnostic evaluations and treatment through the safe, effective use of radiopharmaceuticals. Learn alongside experienced professionals in a small class that’s designed to maximize one-on-one training.

Graduate outcomes are indicators of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals.  Programmatic graduate outcomes data reported on the JRCNMT website include: 5-year time period of current report; graduation rate; ARRT credentialing success; NMTCB credentialing success and job placement rate. 

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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

Students applying for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certificate must have completed college-level courses in:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • Physics
  • Mathematics (a minimum of College Algebra)
  • Chemistry
  • English Composition
  • Speech
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Students enrolled in the Nuclear Medicine Technology programs at the following colleges have the first opportunity to enroll in the certificate program:

  • Cedar Crest College
  • Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Immaculata University
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  • York College of Pennsylvania

Other applicants must have earned an associate or bachelor’s degree, or have completed a two-year post-secondary allied health program.

Curriculum

Academic Certificate Program

Students already holding an associate or baccalaureate degree, or will have met the degree requirements from their primary educational program upon completion of the certificate program, may apply for the 12- month academic certificate program on a space available basis.

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 SessionCredits
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 Credits32