The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program shares the mission of the College which states "To provide high quality, accessible and affordable educational opportunities and services--including university transfer, technical and lifelong learning programs--that promote individual development and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community."
Furthermore, the NMT Program aligns with the College with its own mission statement that states "The Nuclear Medicine curriculum is to provide high quality learning opportunities to prepare students to be competent entry-level technologists."
The College expands their mission with a vision statement of "Cuyahoga Community College will be recognized as an exemplary teaching and learning community that fosters service and student success. The College will be a valued resource and leader in academic quality, cultural enrichment, and economic development characterized by continuous improvement, innovation, and community responsiveness." This statement, paired with the NMT vision which is "To incorporate the philosophy of the College which allows a balance between basic science, general education and technical courses so that the student will possess a solid background for future development" allows the Nuclear Medicine Technology to stay on task with current methodology, create new opportunities for growth within the field of Nuclear Medicine and present the well educated and skilled entry technologists to the Nuclear Medicine community for employment.
In order for a student to be accepted into the program, the viable candidate must pass the following prerequisite course work:
ENG 1010 or ENG 101H
MATH 1530 College Algebra or a higher math course encompassing Algebra
CHEM 1300 & 130L or CHEM 130H
BIO 2331 Anatomy and Physiology I/ BIO 2341 A & P II
7 Year Limit on Math and Sciences
Prerequisite Core GPA 2.5
Overall GPA 2.75
A 2.75 GPA or higher must be maintained in all Nuclear Medicine courses while in the program.
Program Admissions Requirement
- BIO-2331 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
- BIO-2341 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
- MATH-1530 College Algebra or higher (4 Credits)
- PHYS-1050 Everyday Physics (2 Credits)
- ENG-1010 College Composition 1 (3 Credits) or ENG 101H (3 Credits)
- CHEM-1300 (4 Credits) or 130H General Chemistry 1 and associated lab (5 Credits)
- CHEM-130L General Chemistry Lab 1 1 Credit
Total 22 Credits
To be eligible for Program Admission students must also meet the following course eligibility requirements:
- Complete all Program Admission Requirement courses (listed) with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
- All math and science courses must have been completed with the past seven years at the time the Nuclear Medicine application is submitted. Math and science courses completed over seven years may not be used to meet admission requirements.
- GPA required: 2.50 prerequisite admission requirements. 2.75 minimum overall.
- Only one admission requirement course may be repeated one time to improve a GPA lower than 2.5. A "W" counts as an attempt.
- Criminal background check and possible drug testing required.
- Candidates will be required to present evidence of good health verified by a physician examination prior to being granted permission to enter clinical training and CPR certification. Please refer to the Health Requirements for Western Campus Health Career Students.
- An applicant must show evidence of completion of a two 4-hour clinical observation "shadowing". Details of shadowing requirements can be found at: Observation Form
- OBSERVATIONS AND JOB SHADOWING SUSPENDED FOR THE PANDEMIC PERIOD. Notice of continuation will appear at the end of the pandemic.