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Nuclear Medicine Technology

(Science/Mathematics Division)

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Program Type:
Associate of Science (Transfer)
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Who is this program for?

The person who is interested in working in the field of medicine as a technologist would be interested in this program. Nuclear medicine differs from other diagnostic imaging technologies because it determines the presence of disease on the basis of biological changes rather than changes in organ structure.

What is this program about?

Students will take many science courses. The coursework will include a sequence in Physics, a sequence in Human Anatomy & Physiology, and a sequence in Chemistry. Electives could include a Biology course and/or Calculus I.

Where are the classes held?

Location Offered?
Albany Yes
Cordele Yes
Thomasville No
Colquitt No
Swainsboro No
Americus No
Channel 19 Yes
Online Yes

How are the classes offered?

Program Type Offered?
On Campus Only No
Hybrid Program Yes
Online Program No

A Hybrid Program is defined as a program containing a mixture of both online and on campus courses.
An Online Program is defined as a program that can be completed without having to set foot on campus.

When would I have the program completed by?

2 years plus the summer in between for the full time enrolled student

Why would or should I be interested in this program?

Nuclear medicine technologists operate cameras that detect and map the radioactive drug in a patient's body to create diagnostic images. A degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology opens many doors for students. Technologists may advance to supervisor, then to chief technologist, and, finally, to department administrator or director. Some technologist specialize in a clinical area such as nuclear cardiology or computer analysis.

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Responsible Department: Science/Mathematics
Last Modified: July 23, 2007
Program Contact: Barbara J. McLendon
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