North Central College - Naperville, IL

Nuclear Medicine Program and Degree Options

North Central College's degree program in Nuclear Medicine Technology will prepare students for a career as a nuclear medicine technologist. It is a 3+1 program affiliated with Northwestern Memorial School of Nuclear Medicine Technology. Students will spend three years at North Central College, where they will complete their liberal arts general education core along with prerequisite science and math courses. This will be followed by a 14-month clinical internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The student will graduate from North Central College with a liberal arts degree (either a BA or a BS) in Nuclear Medicine Technology. Note: Prerequisite courses and other requirements are subject to change.  Keep in contact with the Pre-Professional Health Program Coordinator for the most recent information.

Nuclear Medicine Technology Degree Requirements

 

Bachelor of Science Degree

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Chemistry

CHM 141 (General Chemistry I)
CHM 142 (General Chemistry II)

CHM 220 (Organic Chemistry I)
CHM 221 (Organic Chemistry II)
CHM 222 (Organic Chemistry III)               

CHM 141 (General Chemistry I)
CHM 142 (General Chemistry II)

CHM 220 (Organic Chemistry I)
CHM 221 (Organic Chemistry II)
CHM 222 (Organic Chemistry III)             

Biology

BIO 151 (General Biology I)
BIO 152 (General Biology II)
BIO 200, or BIO 202, or BIO 260
BIO 147 (Anatomy and Physiology)
BIO 302 (Animal Physiology)

BIO 151 (General Biology I)
BIO 152 (General Biology II)
BIO 200, or BIO 202, or BIO 260
BIO 147 (Anatomy and Physiology)
BIO 302 (Animal Physiology)

Physics

PHY 141 (Physics I)
PHY 142 (Physics II)
PHY 143A (Physics III) or PHY 143C 
or
PHY 115 (Summer Physics I)
PHY 116 (Summer Physics II)

PHY 141 (Physics I)
PHY 142 (Physics II)
PHY 143A (Physics III) or PHY 143C
or
PHY 115 (Summer Physics I)
PHY 116 (Summer Physics II)

Math

MTH 141 or 151 (Calculus I)
MTH 152 (Calculus II)
PSY 250 or ECN 241 (Statistics)

MTH 122 or MTH 140 or higher
PSY 250 or ECN 241(Statistics)

PHY 141-142-143A recommended

Upper level coursework taken during the 12-month clinical internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Courses

NMT 405 Medical Terminology

NMT 410 Management and Methods of Patient Care

NMT 412 Radiation Safety and Protection

NMT 414 Radiation Detection and Instrumentation

NMT 421 Radiation Physics and Instrumentation

NMT 425 Diagnostic Nuclear Imaging Clinical Practicum I

NMT 426 Diagnostic Nuclear Imaging Clinical Practicum II

NMT 430 Clinical Nuclear Imaging Procedures

NMT 432 Radionuclide Chemistry and Radiopharmacy

NMT 434 Radiation Biology

NMT 438 Clinical Correlation - Pathology

NMT 440 Computed Tomography and Cross Sectional Anatomy