Nuclear Medicine Technology, A.A.S. (Transfer Program)
At a Glance
The A.A.S. in Nuclear Medicine Technology degree program trains students to professionally prepare and administer radioactive drugs for imaging or treatment.
About the Program
The A.A.S. in Nuclear Medicine Technology degree program is offered at Prince George’s Community College through the Maryland Education Alliance (MEA). Through the MEA agreement, students complete initial coursework at Carroll Community College, such as general studies, before transferring to Prince George’s Community College for specialized discipline coursework. (Please refer to the Prince George’s Community College catalog for additional information.)
A revised curriculum integrates the theory and concepts of current molecular imaging techniques with hands-on learning experiences in classrooms and labs equipped with modern nuclear medicine imaging and non-imaging equipment. Didactic and laboratory experiences are complemented by directed clinical practice in a variety of regional health care affiliates in order to prepare students for professional practice.
This program is specifically designed for:
- Students earning their first degree
- Adults transitioning from a non-healthcare career field, who may or may not have an Associate or higher degree
Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for nuclear medicine technology certification exams offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).
The Nuclear Medicine Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT).
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The Nuclear Medicine Technology A.A.S. degree program is a transfer program to Prince George’s Community College. Students will complete pre-clinical requirements at Carroll Community College. Clinical requirements are completed at Prince George’s Community College upon acceptance to the Nuclear Medicine Technology program.
The degree is awarded by Prince George’s Community College.
Most nuclear medicine technologists work in hospitals, although some work in physicians’ offices, diagnostic laboratories or imaging clinics. They typically require an Associate’s degree from an accredited nuclear medicine technology program. Most nuclear medicine technologists become certified, and some must be licensed.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the job outlook for nuclear medicine technologists will grow 8% from 2020 to 2030. About 1,500 openings for nuclear medicine technologists are projected each year, on average, over the next decade.
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