Frequently Asked Questions: Nuclear Medicine Technology
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How do I begin the admission process to apply to the College?
Step 1. Apply (submit application) to the college; this can be completed on-line at http://www.johnstoncc.edu/applytojcc.aspx.
Step 2. Request official transcripts from your high school and each college attended. Submit transcripts to the Admissions Office-P O Box 2350-Smithfield, NC 27577. Official transcripts are received in a sealed envelope from your high school or college(s) Do not open the envelope!
What if I took the GED or graduated from an Adult High School do I still need my high school transcript?
Yes, this can assist in determining if you have met the admission requirements.
Do you accept the GED diploma?
I took a class at Arizona State University in 1994 and the course doesn’t pertain to the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program. Do I need to obtain an official transcript?
Yes, we need official transcripts from your high school and all Colleges attended. NO EXCEPTIONS!
I took the GED at JCC or another Community College in North Carolina. Where do I obtain a copy of my GED Scores?
If you took the GED at any Community College in North Carolina the scores can be obtain from the State Department of Community Colleges in Raleigh. The address is: NCCCS-5002 Mail Service Center-Raleigh, NC 27699. Phone number: (919) 807-7136.
I took the GED in California, How do I obtain the GED scores?
Contact the State Board of Education in that state and they should be able to assist you. If you have a copy of your scores the information and where additional scores can be obtained is indicated on the score sheet.
How long does it take to complete the application, transcripts, interviewing/and or testing process?
Approximately four to six weeks so you need to apply and plan accordingly. Transcript arrival can sometimes take longer.
What are the admission requirements for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program?
- Have submitted a completed application to the College and a separate application for the Nuclear Medicine program by March 1st.
- Have requested official secondary and post secondary transcripts be sent to the Admissions Office before March 1st Transcripts must be on file to process the application.
- Must have attained a minimum grade of “C” on two science courses with labs (high school or college level biology, chemistry, or physics.)
- Must have attained a minimum grade of “C” on one algebra course (high school or college level) regardless of math placement scores.
- Must have met the Johnston Community College minimum requirements for ENG 111 and MAT 080.
Why must I take the college placement test?
The placement test helps evaluate a student’s readiness to successfully complete college level courses.
How can I meet the requirements for ENG 111 and MAT 080?
Completion of the College placement test (TEAS) with scores that meet the requirements for admission to ENG 111 and MAT 080.
How can I take the College placement test?
All transcripts high school and college must be on file before the placement test is scheduled by the Admissions Office.
I have taken the placement test at another college can those scores be used?
Yes, you must request the test scores be forwarded to JCC and must contain information on course placement.
How can I complete the interview with an admissions counselor?
All transcripts (high school and college) must be on file. Your transcripts are reviewed by the Admissions Office to determine if testing is required or waived. If testing is waived, the Admissions Office will schedule an appointment. At the interview if you have indicated you are interested in a Health Care program you will not need to complete this process again unless you have additional questions.
I graduated twenty years ago will my high school still have my transcripts?
Yes, they are required to keep transcripts.
Do I have to be a high school graduate to enter the program?
Yes, all applicants must have graduated before entering the program.
Can I prepare to take the placement test?
Yes, please visit our web-site for information on testing.
Are there courses I can take while I am waiting to be admitted to the program?
Yes, if you do not meet the requirements, courses are available to meet the science or math requirement and any general education course that is in the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program curriculum. These can be found on our web-site or in the college catalog. Any course without an NMT or PET prefix can be taken prior to gaining admission into the program.
Can I take classes on any JCC campus?
Some related courses are offered at the Work Force Development Center in Clayton however, most courses are available only on the main campus in Smithfield.
Do I need to complete all the related courses before I can be admitted to the program?
No. Many students do complete all the general education courses prior to beginning the nursing coursework because it lightens their course load.
Can I complete the program part-time?
The related course work can be completed part-time, but once you are admitted in to the program it is a full-time commitment.
Do you offer the Nuclear Technology Program in the evening?
What if I met the requirements and completed all the related courses, can I be accepted into the program?
You can be considered; the Nuclear Medicine Technology program is competitive and has more applicants than positions available.
Where is Johnston Community College located?
We are located on HWY 70 east in Smithfield. Please visit our web-site for directions.
Can I work while in the Nuclear Medicine Technology program?
We cannot tell students not to work; however, we suggest not letting your work interfere with your college courses.
How many semesters is the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program program?
What is the starting salary in this area?
Beginning salary In the State of North Carolina and Southeastern U.S. is $50,000 to $52,000 a year.
Is your Nuclear Medicine Technology program accredited?
Johnston Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges our program in currently undergoing initial accreditation through the JRCNMT.
Do you have a waiting list?
No, applicants must apply each year to be considered.
How many students do you accept?
A total of ten each fall.
I am scheduled for the TEAS test and the college is closed due to inclement weather what should I do?
Please contact the Admissions Office on their next business day to reschedule your testing date.
How many times a year does the College admit students into the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program?
Beginning Nuclear Medicine Technology students are admitted fall semester of each year.
How can I be scheduled for the TEAS test?
You must submit the Nuclear Medicine Technology program specific application and have met all admission requirements.
How can I prepare for the TEAS test?
Study guides are available in the book store, you can “google” internet TEAS study sites. We also have a prep program in our academic skills center.
What is the cost of the test?
Currently, the cost is $35.00 and must be paid before testing.
Where do I pay for the test?
Cashiers Office located in the Wilson Building.
How many times a year can I take the TEAS test?
Once per academic year
What score do I need to achieve to be considered for the Nuclear Medicine Technology program?
The College does not have a cut-off score.
Will I receive my scores the day of testing?
No, your scores will be mailed to you.
How long are my scores valid?
Can I take the TEAS test at another college and transfer the scores to JCC?
No, the test is offered on the College’s main campus in Smithfield.
I have a master’s degree will I have to take the TEAS?
Yes, all applicants applying to the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program must take the TEAS.
Do I need a picture ID to take the TEAS test?
Yes, you must present a picture ID on your scheduled date of testing.
How many hours does it take to complete the TEAS?
Please allow four hours.
Will I be taking the TEAS on a computer?
Do I need to bring anything with me to take the TEAS test?
No, you will need to bring only a picture ID. The college furnishes paper and pencils.
I took the same TEAS test that your College requires. Can I request the scores be sent to JCC?
No, we do not accept scores from other Colleges.
Do I have to submit to a criminal background check and a drug screening?
Yes, all accepted applicants are required by our clinical sites to submit a criminal background and drug screening.
Can the information from a criminal background jeopardize my ability to complete the Nuclear Medicine Technology program?
Yes, The student’s ability to participate in clinical experiences would result in the inability of the student to complete the program.
Do I have to complete the criminal background and drug screening before acceptance into the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program?
Does the College review the criminal background checks?
No, only the clinical sites have access.
I have lived out-of state and moved recently to North Carolina can information on a criminal background check be completed for another state?
What semester is Anatomy & Physiology offered?
Johnston Community College offers BIO 165 in the Fall semester of each year and BIO 166 is offered in the Spring Semester of each year.
What if I have taken the first Anatomy and Physiology and need the second?
BIO 165 at Johnston you study the following body systems: A & P Terminology, Review of organic molecules, cells, tissues, Integumentary System, Skeletal System, Muscular System, Nervous System
BIO 166 at Johnston contains the following body systems: Endocrine System, Cardiovascular System, Lymphatic/Immune System Digestive System, Respiratory System, Urinary System, Reproductive System (Male & Female)
You want to make sure you have completed all the body systems.
What if I only had biology and not another science course can I use Anatomy & Physiology to meet the science requirements?
BIO 165 or BIO 168 and BIO 166 and BIO 169 cannot be used to meet the science admission requirements.
What if I had taken Anatomy & Physiology course and it was over twenty years ago?
Currently, Johnston Community College does not have a time limit policy on transferring college course work. It may be in your best interest to retake the classes.
I have taken a Developmental Psychology at an out-of-state college and I wasn’t given transfer credit and I feel like it is the same as your course. What can I do?
Obtain a course description from the College and contact the Registrar’s Office.
I attend a community college that doesn’t offer ENG 112. Can I take ENG 113?
Yes, ENG 113 can be used in lieu of ENG 112.
Can I take a foreign language as my Humanities/Fine Arts Elective?
No, foreign languages cannot be use to meet the Humanities/Fine Arts Electives for the Associate in Applied Science Degree.
Where can I obtain Healthcare Provider CPR certification?
Contact the Division of Community Development & Lifelong Learning at any Community College or if you are presently working in a health care facility they may offer the course at the facility.
How will the College know if I am CPR certified?
You will receive a card upon completion of the CPR class.
How long is the CPR certification valid?
Two years however you cannot let the CPR certification lapse while in the program.
How can I obtain the CNA certification?
You would need to contact the Division of Continuing Education at Johnston Community College or a Community College in your area. The classes are offered on a different schedule than the regular college calendar. Applicants must have successfully completed a North Carolina approved Certified Nurse Aide I Program and currently listed on the Nurse Aide I Registry with no substantiated finding of resident abuse, resident neglect or misappropriation of resident property in a Nursing Facility. The Certified Nurse Aide I Training Program must include theory, lab and clinical components.
How long is the CNA class?
The CNA class is one-hundred sixty (160) hours with theory, lab and clinical.
How much does the CNA class cost?
The approximate cost is four hundred fifty dollars ($450.00).
I live close to another Community College can I take the CNA class at that College?
Yes, CNA must be completed at a State-Approved Training Program. A list of approved schools can be viewed at http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/hcpr/pdf/trainingprograms.pdf.
I have an Associate degree in Medical Assisting. Do I need the CNA certification?
No. If you hold an Associate or Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Radiography, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy, EMT or Medical Assisting, CNA is not required.
How are applicants selected for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program?
Currently, the College uses a point ranking system. Your college course work and the TEAS (Adjusted Individual Total Score)is added together to give you a total score. Applicants are ranked from the highest to the lowest score.
How can I view the Nuclear Medicine Technology curricula outline?
Visit this link: http://www.johnstoncc.edu/nuclearmedicinetechnology.aspx
How do I apply to the Nuclear Medicine Technology program? Applicants must all complete this procedure.
You will need to attend an information session on-line or at the college (please visit our web-site for dates and times.) Applications will be required to be submitted in packet form. The packet should contain: Program specific application for admission to the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program and a copy of your counselor interview summary. Official transcripts from high school and all colleges attended must be on file in the Admissions Office at JCC.
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Nuclear Medicine Program Director