Nuclear Medicine Technology
If you want a challenging career in healthcare where you can combine imaging, diagnostics, patient care, chemistry, physics, and math, consider enrolling in the Nuclear Medicine Technology program. As a nuclear medicine technologist, you’ll play a critical role in preparing and administering radioactive drugs to patients in order to detect abnormalities and help diagnose and treat a range of conditions and diseases.
Our program combines academic, clinical, and laboratory training and experiences to train you to become a competent entry-level nuclear medicine technologist in the healthcare industry. Building on your anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and physics prerequisite training, our experienced instructors will teach you how to utilize your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to make sound decisions and take corrective actions as needed. You’ll also learn how to use professional literature to enhance your clinical practice and personal and professional growth, collaborate with other medical professionals on interdisciplinary teams, and model the highest ethical standards and adherence to radiation protection standards and regulatory compliance. Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to sit for board certification and may pursue stackable post-primary certifications.
If you want to start a bold new career helping others in healthcare, begin your journey in our Nuclear Medicine Technology program today.
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
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GateWay Community College is the only college in Maricopa Community Colleges offering the Nuclear Medicine program.
All students interested in any of our Healthcare programs will be required to attend an Information/Advising session, which will provide in-depth information and enrollment guidance.
Virtual Information Sessions
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Mondays at 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
Program Cost Estimate*
Associate in Applied Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology: $14,521 - $16,132
*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.
Certifications and Licensure
Graduates of the Nuclear Medicine Technology program are eligible to apply to sit for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board exam and/or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists exam in nuclear medicine technology. You will have the didactic requirements for the NMTCB computed tomography exam with an option to complete the clinical requirements.
With NMTCB and/or ARRT credentials, graduates are eligible for licensure through Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency (ARRA) in Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) and the option for Computed Tomography licensure.
Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.
The Nuclear Medicine program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT), the nationally recognized accrediting agency for educational programs for nuclear medicine technologists.
GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Why should you choose an accredited school?
Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.