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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

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-226World Literature I

3

-OR

ENGL-227World Literature II

3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSYC-101General Psychology

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-101General Biology I

4

-OR

BIOL-107Fundamentals of Microbiology

4

BIOL-203Anatomy and Physiology I

4

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-138Statistics

4

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-204Anatomy and Physiology II

4

CHEM-101General Inorganic Chemistry I

4

-OR

CHEM-103Fundamentals of General Chemistry

4

MATH-141College Algebra

3

OFFI-260Medical Terminology

3

PHYS-101Technical Physical Science

4

-Health CourseAny course with a prefix of EXSC, HEED, or LFIT

1

Courses Offered at Frederick Community College

Course NumberTitleCredits
NM-100Physics for Nuclear Medicine Technology

3

NM-102Nuclear Medicine Technology

4

NM-103Nuclear Medicine Techniques I

3

NM-104Clinical Nuclear Medicine Technology I

2

NM-105Nuclear Medicine Techniques II

3

NM-107Instrumentation and Computers in Nuclear Medicine Technology

5

NM-201Medical Radiobiology

2

NM-202Clinical Nuclear Medicine Technology II

3

NM-203Radiopharmacy and Radiation Chemistry

2

NM-204Clinical Nuclear Medicine Technology III

4

NM-205Professional Development in Nuclear Medicine

2

Total Credit Hours: 73

Transfer Note:
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
Students interested in pursuing a degree at HCC in addition to preparing for this area of study should see "Allied Health Programs" or "Mid-Maryland Allied Health Care Consortium" and also meet with an allied health advisor in the office of Admissions and Advising.

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.