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MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS
The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at Amarillo College was launched in 1994 and has been producing successful and well-paid nuclear medicine technologists ever since. At Amarillo College you will be entrusted with a high-tech gamma camera and radioactive substances used in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. When radiopharmaceuticals are introduced into the body, they produce emissions. That's where the gamma camera comes in. This Amarillo College program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
Although nuclear medicine is commonly used for diagnostic purposes, it also provides valuable therapeutic applications such as treatment of hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, blood imbalances, and pain relief from certain types of bone cancers. Nuclear medicine technologists operate equipment that creates images of areas of a patient’s body. They also prepare radioactive drugs and administer them to patients. The drugs cause abnormal areas of the body to appear different from normal areas in the images produced. Most nuclear medicine technologists work in hospitals. Some work in physicians’ offices, diagnostic laboratories, or imaging clinics. Most nuclear medicine technologists work full time.
Take a look at jobs in this field that are high paying and growing in our region right now. View data on wages, employment, and education requirements for these careers.
First Semester Prior to Admission
ENGL 1301 - Composition I
PSYC 2301 – General Psychology
MATH 1314- College Algebra
Language, Philosophy & Culture or Creative Arts
SPCH 1318- Interpersonal Communication
First Fall semester
NMTT 1311 Patient Care in Nuclear Medicine
NMTT 1313 Nuclear Medicine Physics
PHYS 1305 Introductory Physics I
BIOI 2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
NMTT 1266- Practicum I
First Spring Semester
NMTT 1267 Practicum II
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
NMTT 2301 Radiochemistry and Radiopharmacy
NMTT 1309 Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation
CHEM 1305 Introductory Chemistry I
CHEM 1105 Introductory Chemistry I Lab
NMTT 2266 Practicum III
NMTT 2209 Nuclear Medicine Methodology I
Second Fall Semester
NMTT 2274 Nuclear Medicine Methodology II
NMTT 2333 Advanced PET/Fusion Technology
NMTT 2267 Practicum IV
Second Spring semester
NMTT 2235 Nuclear Med Tech Seminar
NMTT 2167 Practicum V