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Nuclear Medicine Technology, C.C.C.

 

Are you interested in exploring a unique branch of medical imaging or Radiology

Welcome to the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at Gulf Coast State College. 

The purpose of this program is to prepare you for the Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) certification exam.  These professionals are skilled by academic and clinical training to perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that provide information about the structure and function of vital organs in our bodies or treat diseases with radioactive pharmaceuticals. 

Your responsibilities as a NMT would include operating scintillation detectors and the preparation and calculation of patient dosages prior to administration to the patient. 

As a Nuclear Medicine Technologist, you can be employed in hospitals, private physician offices, and diagnostic imaging centers specializing in organ imaging, radionuclide analysis of biological specimens, and/or radionuclide therapy to treat disease.

Intrigued?  Learn more about what NMT's do in their profession!

 Organ Imaging:

Radioactive materials (radiopharmaceuticals) are introduced into the body (injected, swallowed or inhaled), emit radiation, and then are detected by an imaging device (scintillation camera).  An image is then produced of the distribution of the material within an organ of the body (organ imaging) for the physician to interpret.  

Radionuclide Therapy:

Doses of radiopharmaceuticals are administered to patients to treat specific diseases.\

Instrumentation:

Care and quality control of any radiation detection or imaging devices to assure quality patient results.  This is to comply with governmental regulation and accreditation standards.

Radiation Safety:

Principles of As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) are used to minimize radiation exposure to patients, co-workers, and oneself in all aspects of nuclear medicine technology practice.

Our Nuclear Medicine Technology certificate program prepares current radiographers (R.T.(R) and radiography program graduates for employment as an entry-level nuclear medicine technologist. The nuclear medicine technologist is skilled by academic and clinical training to perform nuclear medicine examinations under the supervision of a qualified physician. Students should complete the prerequisite courses. Students are encouraged to complete the required general education courses prior to entering the Nuclear Medicine Technology program.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information, please visit www.gulfcoast.edu/ge/nmt.

For additional information regarding our online Nuclear Medicine Program, please visit our Health Science Division Nuclear Medicine Technology webpage.

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Who is eligible for the Nuclear Medicine Technology, C.C.C. 
program?

If you are a graduate of a radiography program or an ARRT certified imaging professional, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR Nuclear Medicine Technology CERTIFICATE?

  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.
 

How do I apply to the Nuclear Medicine Technology, C.C.C. Program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR MY CLASSES?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Courses  CH
+*BSC2086, Anatomy and Physiology II 3
* BSC2086L, Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
+*CHM1032, General, Organic Chemistry 3
+*Approved Physics, contact advisor(Suggested Physics: PHY1001, PHY1007, •PHY1020, PHY1023, PHY2023, •PHY2053) 3
+#*NMT1613, Nuclear Medicine Physics 3
+#*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
+#*NMT1834, Nuclear Medicine Clinical Education IV 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 3

TOTAL DEGREE HOURS

48

• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

# Applies to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 
 

Contact the ADVISOR

DeeAnn VanDerSchaaf
Coordinator, Medical Imaging Programs
850-769-1551, extension 3318

dvanderschaaf@gulfcoast.edu

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Department Chair

Laura Justice
Chair, Health Sciences
850-769-1551, extension 3828
ljustice@gulfcoast.edu

 
 
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