Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Nuclear Medicine Technology


CCC&TI offers educational opportunities in Nuclear Medicine Technology on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson, N.C.

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Curriculum Description

The Nuclear Medicine Technology curriculum provides the clinical and didactic experience necessary to prepare students to qualify as entry-level Nuclear Medicine Technologists.

Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to properly perform clinical procedures. These skills include patient care, use of radioactive materials, operation of imaging and counting instrumentation, and laboratory procedures.

Graduates may be eligible to apply for certification/registration examinations given by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board and/or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

Person working as a Nuclear Medicine Tech

Program Information

CCC&TI offers the following educational programs in this area:

For more information about course descriptions or required courses, refer to the current CCC&TI Course Catalog and its corresponding Addendum.

Accreditation

The Nuclear Medicine Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT).
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs, 820 W. Danforth Rd, #B1 Edmond, OK 73003
Telephone: 405.285.0546
Email: mail@jrcnmt.org
www.jrcnmt.org

This program is currently on probation but it is accredited. For more information go to www.jrcnmt.org/news/other-news-documents/ and refer to the Accreditation Action Report.

Graduate achievement data is an indicator of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals. The current report on graduate achievement data, identified by program, is available on the JRCNMT website by clicking on the following link: Graduate Achievement Report

Admission Requirements

Information Session

To schedule an Information Session, contact Leslie Deal at 828-726-2330 or ldeal@cccti.edu.

Admission Requirements for the Nuclear Medicine Technology DEGREE program:

Admission Requirements for the Nuclear Medicine Technology DIPLOMA program:

Career Information

An Exciting Future!

Nuclear medicine will continue to be a field at the forefront of modern clinical medicine and technological development. The future has never been brighter thanks to:

  • The development of new radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes
  • Promising research and development of cancer-detecting and cancer-killing agents, such as genetically engineered antibodies
  • The expanding clinical use of exciting new technology known as Positron Emission Tomography (PET), which provides new and unique means of studying biochemistry and metabolism within living tissue
  • The advancement of fusion imaging to correlate physiological and anatomical patient information.

(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Technologist Career Brochure on the internet
http://s3.amazonaws.com/rdcms-snmmi/files/production/public/docs/2061%5FEducationBrochr%5FFinal%2Epdf. (Visited December 2019.)

To learn more about a career in the Nuclear Medicine field, visit CCC&TI's Career Coach site for the following programs:

Career Coach logo AAS: Nuclear Medicine Technology

Career Coach logo Diploma: Nuclear Medicine Technology

Gainful Employment Program Information

There are no additional costs for this program outside of tuition, fees, books, and supplies.

Working conditions

The DOL's Occupational Outlook Handbook states, "Technologists are on their feet for long periods and may need to lift or turn patients who are disabled… Most nuclear medicine technologists work full time. Because imaging is sometimes needed in emergencies, some nuclear medicine technologists work evenings, weekends, or on call. Although radiation hazards exist in this occupation, they are minimized by the use of gloves and other shielding devices. Nuclear medicine technologists wear badges that measure radiation levels in the radiation area. Instruments monitor their radiation exposure and detailed records are kept on how much radiation they get over their lifetime. When preparing radioactive drugs, technologists use safety procedures to minimize radiation exposure to patients, other healthcare workers, and themselves. Like other healthcare workers, nuclear medicine technologists may be exposed to infectious diseases."

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nuclear-medicine-technologists.htm (visited May 25, 2015).

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