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 the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A45460 REVISED
NC CIP: 51.0905
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2019

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 3 0 4
NMT 110 Intro to Nuclear Medicine Requisite 2 0 0 2
NMT 110A Intro to Nuc Med Lab Requisite 0 3 0 1
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Requisite 3 2 0 4
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Requisite 3 0 0 3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Requisite 0 2 0 1
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 231
OR
Public Speaking REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 14
Lab/Shop Hours: 10
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 18

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 3 0 4
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
NMT 126 Nuclear Physics Requisite 2 0 0 2
Select 4 hours:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CHM 131
AND
Introduction to Chemistry REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
CHM 131A
OR
Introduction to Chemistry Lab REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (0) (3) (0) (1)
CHM 151 General Chemistry I REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Requisite 3 3 0 4
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 14
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NMT 132 Overview-Clinical Nuc Med Requisite 2 0 6 4
NMT 134 Nuclear Pharmacy Requisite 2 0 0 2
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 4
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 6
Credit Hours: 9

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NMT 211 NMT Clinical Practice I Requisite 0 0 21 7
NMT 212 Proc for Nuclear Med I Requisite 2 0 0 2
NMT 212A Proc for Nuc Med I Lab Requisite 0 3 0 1
NMT 215 Non-Imaging Instrumentation Requisite 1 3 0 2
NMT 217 Radiobiology and Protection Requisite 2 0 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 5
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 21
Credit Hours: 14

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NMT 221 NM Clinical Practice II Requisite 0 0 21 7
NMT 222 Proc for Nuclear Med II Requisite 2 0 0 2
NMT 222A Proc for Nuc Med II Lab Requisite 0 3 0 1
NMT 225 Imaging Instrumentation Requisite 1 3 0 2
NMT 289 Nuc Med Tech Topics Requisite 2 3 0 3
PET 235 Cross-Sectional Anatomy 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 9
Clinical/WBL Hours: 21
Credit Hours: 18

Total Credit Hours: 75

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

Students that have previously completed BIO 163, please see your advisor prior to registering for BIO-168.

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives — Select one: ART 111, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 121, HUM 160, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, or REL 110. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

Additional admissions requirements:

  1. Completion of high school or college credits in biology, chemistry and algebra.
  2. Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification by August 1 of entering year.
  3. Overall grade point average of 2.0 on those courses completed at Forsyth Tech and listed as program course requirements.
  4. Complete a Forsyth Tech Student Medical Form in accordance with program requirements.

This program has limited enrollment. Students are chosen by priority deadlines. The Admissions Office can provide additional information on priority deadlines.

Potential students must possess the following requirement:

  • NC state approved Nursing Assistant I (NA I) program by August 15 of entering year.

The following will also be acceptable to meet this requirement and must be current:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant I or II CNA I or II
  • Certified Medical Assistant CMA
  • Emergency Medical Technician EMT B or I
  • Paramedic or Military Corpsman

NC State approved high school course in Allied Health II with clinical component.

A grade of F or any withdrawal in any required science course, NMT prefix course, or prerequisite course while enrolled in the program may result in the dismissal from the program. Readmission may be possible but requires reapplying and approval by the college.

Criminal Background Checks/Drug Screening
Clinical agencies require criminal background checks and/or drug screening for students assigned to their facility for clinical education. In addition, national and/or state registry and/or licensure boards may prohibit
eligibility for registry or licensure based on criminal background records. Please refer to the Health Technologies section on www.forsythtech.edu.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.

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