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Nuclear Medicine Technology

 
By virtue of an agreement between Union County College and the Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools, Plainfield, New Jersey, Union County College confers a degree of Associate in Science upon graduates of the Hospital-sponsored school who have fulfilled the requirements for the degree specified by Union County College.
 
Students in the program earn college credits in English, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, social sciences and humanities electives in classes and laboratories conducted at Union County College. Nuclear Medicine Technology courses are the primary responsibility of the program. Students must apply to Muhlenberg for admission to the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program by April 15 for the fall semester. At least half of the required science courses and English 101 must have been completed at the time of application. All prerequisite courses must be completed by December 31 to be considered for entry into the professional courses of the program.
 
Admission into the program is competitive.
 
The Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners accredits Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder School of Nuclear Medicine Technology. Sponsored by JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ.
 
Students are enrolled in the School of Nuclear Medicine Technology and are matriculated by Union County College. They are eligible to participate in all student activities at Union County College and have the same rights and privileges as all other college students. 

Students interested in the program should contact the Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder School of Nuclear Medicine Technology at (908) 668-2844 or (908) 668-2400 for additional information. 
 
Graduates of the School of Nuclear Medicine Technology will be able to:
 
  • provide patient care as required in the nuclear medicine department;
  • perform diagnostic nuclear medicine studies, including patient preparation, instrument preparation, patient positioning, study acquisition and computer processing;
  • assist with therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures;
  • utilize good communications skills, problem solving skills, and conflict management techniques;
  • prepare and administer radiopharmaceuticals, and non-radioactive pharmaceuticals as allowed by law;
  • engage in good radiation safety practices;
  • perform quality control procedures on nuclear medicine equipment;
  • perform administrative duties as required of nuclear medicine technologists;
  • practice the principles of medical ethics and adhere to the regulations and laws governing the practice of nuclear medicine technology;
  • evaluate current issues in health care;
  • evaluate scientific research for validity and applicability as it relates to the practice of nuclear medicine. 

Leading to a Diploma in Nuclear Medicine Technology from Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools and an Associate in Science Degree from Union County College.
 
Prior to beginning the Professional Nuclear Medicine Courses general education credits must be successfully completed. You can transfer a maximum of 22 credits from outside colleges without a previous B.S. Degree – If you are considering a B.S. degree after our program, please choose the proper science courses.

Search for courses in the online course catalog.

Curriculum

Pre-Professional Courses

BIO 105 - Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 106 - Anatomy and Physiology II
ENG 101 - English Composition I
ENG 102 - English Composition II
MAT 119 - Algebra OR
MAT 143 - Elementary Mathematical Analysis OR
Any higher level math course reviewed by the program
PSY 101 - General Psychology
CHE 105 - Chemistry-Health Sciences* OR
CHE 111 - General Chemistry I** AND
CHE 112 - Chemistry II**
PHY 125 - Elements of Physics* OR
PHY - 101 - General Physics I** AND
PHY 102 - General Physics II**
CIS 100 - Intro to Computer Systems OR
CIS101 - Intro to Information Systems
SOC 101 - Principles of Sociology OR
PSY 102 - Psychology of Personality***
Elective - Humanities

Minimum General Education required credits for AS Degree - 38

RNTM 101 - Medical Terminology (Web enhanced)***
RADM 102 - Radiation Math(Web enhanced)***

Courses which may be taken Pre-Professional (included in total Professional Credits)

NOTES
* Course will fulfill AS degree requirement only
** Course required for BS degree (optional)
*** Recommended to be taken in the Fall semester prior to the Professional Courses but may be taken corequisite with NMTM 101

  • There are 8 credits of Professional Courses in the Fall semester of the professional sequence below.
  • CIS 100, CIS 101, SOC 101, PSY 102 or the Humanities elective MAY be taken corequisite in this last semester.
  • If these courses are offered online in the winter session they may also be taken at that time, however the clinical commitment will not allow in-class courses to be taken in the winter session.

 

Professional Courses

Recommended of Professional Nuclear Medicine Courses – Spring Semester start only

First Semester (Spring)

RNTM 101 - Medical Terminology (Web enhanced)***
RADM 102 - Radiation Math (Web enhanced)***
NMTM 101 - Intro to Nuclear Medicine for Radiographers OR
NMTM 102 - Intro to Nuclear Medicine for Non-Radiographers
NMTM 110 - Nuclear Medicine Physics
NMTM 120 - Nuclear Medicine Procedures I
NMTM 130 - Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation I
NMTM 135 - Radiation Biology & Radiation Protection
CLPN 901 - Clinical Practicum – 1-2 days per week

Second Semester (Summer I and II)

NMTM 121 - Nuclear Medicine Procedures II
NMTM 131 - Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation II
NMTM 140 - Radiochemistry & Radiopharmacy
CLPN 902 - Clinical Practicum – 3 days per week

Third Semester (Fall)

NMTM 201 - Healthcare Today (Web enhanced) OR
RNTM 102 - Healthcare Today (Web enhanced)
NMTM 202 - Electrophysiology
NMTM 222 - Nuclear Medicine Procedures III
NMTM 240 - Nuclear Medicine Seminar I
NMTM 241 - Nuclear Medicine Seminar II
CLPN 903 - Clinical Practicum – 4 days per week

Fourth Semester (Winter)

CLPN 904 - Clinical Practicum – 5 days per week

Career Options

Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Registry in Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board, and the New Jersey State Licensure Examinations.

Program Information

Type of Program: Associate in Science Degree

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