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    Chattanooga State Community College
  Dec 12, 2017
Catalog 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nuclear Medicine Technology Certificate

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Nuclear Medicine Technology Certificate Technical Certificate of Credit Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology

The Nuclear Medicine Technology program provides specialty education for registered radiologic technologists, registered medical technologists, registered cardiovascular technologists, registered diagnostic medical sonographers, registered nurses, registered respiratory therapists, or suitably prepared persons with bachelor’s degrees and patient care experience. The program also provides preparation for the ARRT and/or NMTCB certification exams in nuclear medicine technology. This 12 month program begins each fall semester. Classes are conducted every other week on Monday and Tuesday with clinical experience obtained at affiliated clinical sites. A grade of 75% or better is required in each course. Full-time status is required.

Applicants who have worked as nuclear medicine technologists for a minimum of two years may qualify for the Non-Traditional program. Contact the program for more information.

Admission Information

Additional admission procedures for all applicants are required for this program. Admission is based on college grade point averages, personal interviews, references, and evaluation of motivation and individual qualities needed to successfully complete the nuclear medicine technology program. Any students not registered or certified through a nationally recognized healthcare exam must sit for the TEAS.

All applicants must present postsecondary education credits for human anatomy and physiology, college algebra, written communications, general chemistry with lab, and physics. Basic computer knowledge is also strongly recommended. Junior colleges, universities and postsecondary technical institutes may be used to earn these course prerequisites to study in nuclear medicine.

Go to the Nuclear Medicine website for application materials and other pertinent information. The application deadline for priority consideration is April 15. Applications received after the deadline will be accepted if space permits.

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