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Academics at Union County College

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.