Nuclear Medicine Technology

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Program Mission Statement

Through a variety of didactic, clinical, and laboratory experiences, develop competent, entry-level nuclear medicine technologists.

Program Goals

  •  Instill the highest ethical standards.
  •  Provide a learning environment that encourages professional and personal growth and develops life-long learners.
  •  Inculcate problem-solving, critical-thinking, and decision-making skills that are required of a competent nuclear medicine technologist.
  •  Disseminate the available body of literature and encourage its optimal use.
  • Model adherence to published standards of radiation protection and regulatory compliance.
  • Provide basic knowledge of complimentary health sciences to foster interdisciplinary collaboration.

 

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Program Locations

Washington Campus 

Job Titles

Nuclear Medicine Technologists**
CT Technologist**
MRI Technologist**

Program Cost

Associate in Applied Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology:  $14,521 - $16,132*
Certificate of Completion in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): $1,593*
Certificate of Completion in Computed Tomography (CT): $1,679*

Median Salary

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* 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 the 2016-2017 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.

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Degrees & Certificates

  Continuing Education 

 

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

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.