The nuclear medicine technology AS degree prepares you for a medical imaging specialty that uses radioactive materials to aid in the diagnosis, staging and treatment of illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and dysfunctional thyroid disease. Learn the function and structure of virtually every major organ system within the body.
Offered on the Dale Mabry Campus with clinical experience at several locations in the greater Tampa Bay area, this program is fully accredited and requires a full-time two year commitment. Classes and clinical internships are offered only during the daytime. Graduates are eligible for both nuclear medicine certification exams: the NMTCB and the ARRT-Nuclear Medicine.
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This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate. It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.
Prerequisite Courses Required for Admission
†BSC 2085 Anatomy and Physiology I - 3 cr.
†BSC 2085L Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory - 1 cr.
†CHM 1025 Introductory Chemistry and CHM 1025L, Introductory Chemistry Laboratory or
any higher level four credit hour chemistry with laboratory - 4 cr.
†ENC 1101 English Composition I - 3 cr.
†MAC 1105 College Algebra - 3 cr.
†PHY 1025 Fundamentals of Physics - 3 cr.
†PHY 1025L Fundamentals of Physics Laboratory - 1 cr.
†BSC 2086 Human Anatomy and Physiology II - 3 cr.
†BSC 2086L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory - 1 cr.
Program Required Courses
YEAR I – First Semester
NMT 1002 Introduction to Nuclear Medicine Technology - 2 cr.
NMT 1613 Nuclear Physics and Instrumental Applications - 3 cr.
NMT 1705L Nuclear Medicine Laboratory I - 1 cr.
NMT 1713 Nuclear Medicine Methodology I - 3 cr.
NMT 1714 Pathology and Immunology for the NMT - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Second Semester
NMT 1103 Patient Care - 2 cr.
NMT 1534 Instrumentation, Quality Control, and Quality Assurance - 3 cr.
NMT 1706L Nuclear Medicine Laboratory II - 1 cr.
NMT 1723 Nuclear Medicine Methodology II - 3 cr.
NMT 2430 Radiation Safety and Biology - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Third Semester
NMT 1804 Nuclear Medicine Practicum I - 3 cr.
YEAR II – First Semester
NMT 1814 Nuclear Medicine Practicum II - 4 cr.
NMT 2733 Nuclear Medicine Methodology III - 4 cr.
NMT 2775C PET/CT and Cross-Sectional Anatomy - 3 cr.
NMT 2910 Advanced Topics and Research Methods - 2 cr.
YEAR II – Second Semester
†AMH 2020 Modern American History or †POS 2041, American Government - 3 cr.
NMT 2051L Nuclear Medicine Data Analysis - 1 cr.
NMT 2061C Nuclear Medicine Seminar - 2 cr.
NMT 2824 Nuclear Medicine Practicum III - 4 cr.
Humanities General Education CORE - 3 cr.
†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.
The nuclear medicine technology program at Hillsborough Community College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT), 820 W. Danforth Rd, #B1 / Edmond, OK 73003; phone 405.285.0546; email@example.com; https://www.jrcmnt.org. This program is currently on probation but it is accredited. For more information go to JRCNMT online directory of accredited programs and read the accreditation letter liked to the programs directory listing (https://www.jrcnmt.org/find-a-program/). Implications of attending a program that is on probation are available at https://www.jrcnmt.org//students/program-on-probation-faqs/.