Nuclear Medicine Technology - A.A.S. Degree (Career)
Application Code 299
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.
Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium
Frederick Community College Degree
The Nuclear Medicine Technology area of study is intended to prepare students as entry-level nuclear medicine technologists in a specialized area of diagnostic imaging which includes both body structure and function. Nuclear medicine technologists perform procedures to assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Graduates will be prepared to take the national certification exams for nuclear medicine technologies. This degree is offered to Howard Community College students through the Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium. Students will typically complete most of the general education core and other courses related to the major at Howard and then matriculate to Frederick Community College to complete the Nuclear Medicine courses. Students participating in Consortium programs pay in-county rates at the institution(s) to which they matriculate.
General Education Core
Arts & Humanities
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Biological & Physical Sciences
Required Courses Related to Major
Courses Offered at Frederick Community College
|NM-100||Physics for Nuclear Medicine Technology||
|NM-102||Nuclear Medicine Technology||
|NM-103||Nuclear Medicine Techniques I||
|NM-104||Clinical Nuclear Medicine Technology I||
|NM-105||Nuclear Medicine Techniques II||
|NM-107||Instrumentation and Computers in Nuclear Medicine Technology||
|NM-202||Clinical Nuclear Medicine Technology II||
|NM-203||Radiopharmacy and Radiation Chemistry||
|NM-204||Clinical Nuclear Medicine Technology III||
|NM-205||Professional Development in Nuclear Medicine||
Total Credit Hours: 73
Frederick Community College has articulation agreements with the following institutions for students graduating with an A.A.S. in Nuclear Medicine Technology and who are looking for transfer opportunities. For more information, contact the Counseling & Advising Office at 301.846.2471.
- University of Baltimore - B.S. Health Systems Management
- University of Baltimore at Shady Grove - B.S. Health Systems Management
A graduate should be able to
- 1. Perform all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards.
- 2. Produce images providing optimal information obtained with appropriate technique.
- 3. Communicate in a professional, positive, and tactful manner with patients, physicians, nurses, other health-care and non-health-care employees, as well as fellow clinical personnel.
- 4. Maintain patient confidentiality and exercise ethical judgment, integrity, honesty, dependability, and accountability in the performance of one’s responsibilities.
- 5. Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot and notify appropriate personnel.
- 6. Assume responsibility for one’s work and for professional development.
- 7. Apply critical thinking and problem solving in making decisions about imaging exams.
- 8. Abide by the guidelines set forth by the Patient Bill of Rights.
- 9. Adhere to the SNMTS Code of Ethics in professional practice.