Curriculum

KCTCS - Bluegrass Community & Technical College

Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Technology (NMMIT) Program

Enrollment in the NMMIT Program may be limited due to the availability of facilities, faculty, and/or resources. Please note the prerequisites for each of the required courses especially the math and science courses.

First Year

First Summer Term (Total Credits = 7)

  • ENG 101 Writing I*
    • Credits: 3
    • Prerequisite: Appropriate writing placement score or ENC 091.
  • BIO 137 Human Anatomy & Physiology I*
    • Credits: 4
    • Prerequisite: Reading, English and Math assessment scores above the KCTCS developmental placement level or successful completion of the prescribed developmental course(s)

Second Summer Term (Total Credits = 7)

  • MAT 150 (MA 109) College Algebra*
    • Credits: 3
    • Prerequisite: 1. Math ACT score of 22 or above, 2. Math ACT score of 19-21 with concurrent MAT 100, 3. Completion of Intermediate Algebra, MAT 126, or equivalent, or 4. KCTCS placement exam recommendation
  • BIO 139 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
    • Credits: 4
    • Prerequisite: BIO 137

Fall Semester (Total Credits = 14)

“Documentation of computer literacy as defined by KCTCS is required prior to enrolling in the first NMI course.” (KCTCS Catalog 2011-2012)

  • CHE 140 Introductory General Chemistry
    • Credits: 3
    • Prerequisite: Intermediate or College Algebra (or higher) with a grade of C or better, or College level math ACT score
  • PHY 172 Physics for the Health Sciences
    • Credits: 2
    • Prerequisite: KCTCS placement in College Algebra or completion of Intermediate Algebra.
  • ENG 102 Writing II*
    • Credits: 3
    • Prerequisite: ENG 101
  • NMI 140 Clinical Procedures I
    • Credits: 2
  • NMI 141 Physics and Instrumentation I
    • Credits: 2
  • NMI 150 Clinic I
    • Credits: 2
    • Prerequisite: MA 109/MT 150, BIO 137, BIO 139 or consent of instructor
    • NMI Co-req: CHE 140, PH 172

Spring Semester (Total Credits = 11)

  • CHE 150 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry
    • Credits: 3
    • Prerequisite: CHE 140 with a grade of C or better
  • CHE 155 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry Lab
    • Credits: 1
    • Pre-req or co-req: CH 150
  • NMI 142 Radiation Biology/Protection
    • Credits = 1
  • NMI 160 Clinical Procedures II
    • Credits = 2
  • NMI 161 Physics and Instrumentation II
    • Credits = 2
  • NMI 170 Clinic II
    • Credits = 2
    • NMI Prerequisite: previous NMI courses
    • NMI Coreq: CHE 150 and 155

Second Year

First Summer Term (Total Credits = 4)

  • NMI 220 Clinic III
    • Credits: 2
  • NMI 230 Radiopharmacy
    • Credits: 2
    • Prerequisite: Previous NMI courses

Fall Semester (Total Credits = 14)

  • Oral Communications Course*
    • Credits: 3
  • NMI 240 Clinical Procedures III
    • Credits: 4
  • NMI 260 Clinic IV
    • Credits: 4
    • Prerequisite: previous NMI courses
  • IMG 230 Sectional Anatomy for Advanced Imaging
    • Credits: 3
    • Prerequisite: Students who have completed one year and are currently enrolled in an accredited Radiography or Nuclear Medicine Program.

Spring Semester (Total Credits = 14)

  • Heritage/Humanities Course*
    • Credits: 3
  • Social/Behavioral Science Course*
    • Credits: 3
  • NMI 250 Clinical Procedures IV
    • Credits: 4
  • NMI 270 Clinic V
    • Credits: 4
    • Prerequisite: previous NMI courses

Total Credit Hours = 71

Note: Hours Exception (71-73 for the A.A.S.) approved by the KCTCS Board of Regents in December 2010. (KCTCS Catalog 2014-2015)

*Satisfies General Education requirement for AAS degree

  • Approved: 1973
  • Revised: 1978, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1989, 1993, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2011

All NMI and required Science / Math courses must be completed with a grade of C or better to demonstrate successful progression and retention in the program.

Recommended courses besides required courses

  • CLA 131 Medical Terminology (3 cr hr), or
  • AHS 115 Medical Terminology (3 cr hr)
  • STA 210 Intro to Statistical Reasoning (3 cr hr)
  • MAT 160 Precalculus (3 cr hr)
  • MAT 170 Brief Calculus with Apps (3 cr hr)
  • PHL 110 Medical Ethics (3 cr hr)
  • PSY 223 Developmental Psychology (3 cr hr)
  • PSY 230 Psychological Aspects of Death & Dying (3 cr hr)

For NMMI student enrolled in the second year of the program

  • RDL or IMG 250 Computed Tomography Physics and Instrumentation (3 cr hr) - (Spring semester only)
  • RDL or IMG 255 Magnetic Resonance Physics and Instrumentation (3 cr hr) - (Fall semester only)
  • RDL or IMG 265 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology (3 cr hr) - (Spring semester only)

Bluegrass Community & Technical College wait list information will be found at the following link: Waitlisted Programs

Please contact Charles H Coulston, the BCTC NMMIT Program Director, at (859) 246-6241 or charles.coulston@kctcs.edu.