Associate of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology

ABOUT THE PROFESSION

The nuclear medicine technologist is a paramedical worker concerned with the use of radioactive materials for physicians to diagnose and treat medical conditions. Once registered, the NM technologist can practice in the United States and Canada with a state license.

For more information about a career in nuclear medicine, check the Bureau of Labor Statistics web site.

ABOUT THE DEGREE

The nuclear medicine program is a cooperative educational endeavor with the Nuclear Medicine Institute (NMI) at The University of Findlay. The first year of the program is spent at Kettering College acquiring the courses required for admission to the NMI program. During the first semester in the program on the Kettering campus, the student must apply for admission to NMI. Once accepted, the student will spend the first semester of their second year at the Findlay campus and the final two semesters at a clinical site arranged by the student and the clinical coordinator of the NMI program.

When all requirements have been met at Kettering College and the NMI program at The University of Findlay, Kettering College will award the Associate of Science degree in nuclear medicine technology, and the NMI awards a certificate of completion.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE COMPLETION

Graduates of accredited nuclear medicine programs who are certified by either the ARRT or NMTCB may apply for certain advanced imaging technologies tracks or completion of a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at Kettering College.

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Graduates of the nuclear medicine program may be eligible for both of the national examination boards — one administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and one offered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).  Upon successful completion of the ARRT and/or CNMT examination, the graduate is eligible for licensure by the Ohio Department of Health X-Ray Control Program. Applicants may wish to contact other states for possible licensure requirements.

APPROVAL AND ACCREDITATION

Kettering College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, approved by the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA), and authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents. The nuclear medicine technology course of study (Nuclear Medicine Institute at The University of Findlay) is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT), 2000 W. Danforth Road, Suite 130, No. 203, Edmond, OK 73003; 405-285-0546.