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Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT-CCC)

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AREA OF CONCENTRATION: The Nuclear Medicine Technology College Credit Certificate is available as an online program and is intended for qualified allied health professionals with Associates Degrees and have direct patient care and maintains a current professional license.

A selective admissions policy with specific selection criteria is utilized in order to select the most qualified applicants. The strength of the applicant pool varies year-to-year, with the best qualified applicants receiving first consideration.

It is the applicant's responsibility to inquire about these specific admission and selection criteria and to ensure that all required documents are received on campus prior to the start of the program each year.

Upon completion of the 16-month program, the student will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Nuclear Medicine Examination and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board Examination.

To apply for this program of study, students should obtain a program application packet from the Health Sciences Division containing a current listing of admission and course requirements.

Admission Requirements:

Application to Nuclear Medicine Technology Program includes:

  1. New students should apply for General Admission to Gulf Coast State College <click here>
  2. New students must pay $20 college application fee online, at our Bookstore, or at the GCSC Business Office
  3. Submit Nuclear Medicine Program application, including the Technical Standards form <click here>
  4. Possess an Associate's Degree in an allied health care profession and hold a current professional license
  5. Complete additional required General Education courses with a "C" or better
  6. Submit official high school transcript or copy of GED with scores to the Admissions Office
  7. Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended and have evaluation completed by Admissions Office
  8. Schedule an advising session with the Medical Imaging Programs Coordinator.

The program begins in the Fall semester each year. The deadline for submission of the completed application package is July 15th or until the class is full. The program employs a selective admission process whereby applicants are chosen based on a composite admissions score. Applicants who meet all minimum requirements for admission are evaluated for their preparedness to enter the program.

Four areas are considered:

  1. Number of required General Education courses successfully completed
  2. Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5
  3. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  4. Hold a professional license in an allied health care field

Requirements after conditional acceptance:

  1. Satisfactory fingerprint / criminal background check completed by GCSC, at the student's expense
  2. Copy of current valid CPR card; acceptable cards are from either the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  3. Submit original, completed GCSC Physical Examination with satisfactory results signed by a physician
  4. Submit original, completed GCSC Immunization records including Hepatitis-B series or signed Declination waiver
  5. Submit proof of current TB skin test or TB blood test within the past year, or Declination with current chest x-ray report

All Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) courses must be completed with a 75 "C" or better.

COURSES Cr. Hrs.
+* BSC2086    Anatomy and Physiology II  3
* BSC2086L   Anatomy and Physiology II Lab  1
+* CHM1032    General, Organic Biochemistry  3
  Approved Physics, contact advisor  3
  (Suggested Physics:  PHY1001, PHY1007, PHY1020, PHY1023, PHY2023, PHY2053)  
 
Total Gen Ed Hours 10
 
+#* NMT1002    Introduction to Nuclear Medicine Technology  3
+#* NMT1613    Nuclear Medicine Physics  4
+#* NMT1713    Nuclear Medicine Methodology I  3
+#* NMT1804    Nuclear Medicine Clinical Education I  3
+#* NMT1723    Nuclear Medicine Methodology II  3
+#* NMT1814    Nuclear Medicine Clinical Education II  3
+#* NMT1733    Nuclear Medicine Methodology III  3
+#* NMT1824    Nuclear Medicine Clinical Education III  3
+#* NMT1312    Radiation Protection and Safety  3
+#* NMT2061    Nuclear Medicine Seminar  2
+#* NMT2130    Radiopharmacy and Radiochemistry  3
+#* NMT2534C  Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation  3
+#* NMT2430    Nuclear Medicine Radiation Biology  2
 
Total Certificate Hours 48
 
 * Minimum grade of "C" required
+ Prerequisites required
# Applies only to A.S. degree and Certificate programs