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Program Effectiveness

Program Mission

The Mission of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at Miami Dade College is to provide a comprehensive, sequential curriculum in the nuclear medicine imaging services built on the foundation of the general education already acquired in order to develop a Nuclear Medicine Technologist, competent in knowledge, skills and behaviors, so that he/she will become an effective member of the health care team.

Miami Dade College Learning Outcomes

Miami Dade College has adopted the General Education Outcomes listed below. Upon completion of a program of study at the Medical Campus, graduates from Miami Dade College should emulate these outcomes.

  • Communicate effectively using listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
  • Use quantitative analytical skills to evaluate and process numerical data.
  • Solve problems using critical and creative thinking and scientific reasoning.
  • Formulate strategies to locate, evaluate, and apply information.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of diverse cultures, including global and historical perspectives.
  • Create strategies that can be used to fulfill personal, civic, and social responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ethical thinking and its application to issues in society.
  • Use computer and emerging technologies effectively.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for aesthetics and creative activities. Describe how natural systems function and recognize the impact of humans on the environment.

Program Goals

Nuclear Medicine Technology Programs Goals

  1. Educate competent and compassionate Nuclear Medicine Technologists, capable of functioning in any environment within 17 months.
  2. Provide a complete up to date competency-based curriculum.
  3. Prepare the student to think and act independently.
  4. Prepare the student for entry into the ever-changing Nuclear Medicine work environment.
  5. Prepare the student to achieve a satisfactory registry result on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).
  6. Provide accurate student advisement to aid in student retention, course completion, and program completion.

In addition, the program evaluates and produces an annual Program Learning Outcome Report and College Wide Student Learning Outcome Report using the Miami Dade College Learning Outcomes to ensure that the mission and the goals are appropriate.

Graduate Achievement Data

Graduate achievement data is an indicator of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals. The current report on graduate achievement data, identified by program, is available on the JRCNMT website. It may be reviewed at the following link: Graduate Achievement Report.

Completion Rate for the Past Four Years
Year of Program Entry Year of Graduation Number of Initially Enrolled Number Graduated Graduation Rate
8/1/2017 12/14/2018 10 5 50%
8/25/2016 12/18/2017 8 6 75%
8/24/2015 12/23/2016 12 12 100%
8/25/2014 12/18/2015 11 6 55%

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate
Board Exam Year First-Time Examinees Number that Passed Exam Pass Rate
ARRT 2018 5 5 100%
NMTCB 2018 0 0 0%
ARRT 2017 4 1 25%
NMTCB 2017 0 0 0%
ARRT 2016 8 7 88%
NMTCB 2016 9 5 56%
ARRT 2015 3 2 67%
NMTCB 2015 10 6 60%

ARRT 4-year pass rate=75%

NMTCB 4-year pass rate= 59%

Job Placement Rates

Placement Rates Employed in Fields or Enrolled in School for Higher Degree
Graduation Year Percent Rate
12/2018 80%
12/2017 67%
12/2016 71%
12/2015 100%