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Nuclear Medicine Technology

Associate of Arts (in collaboration with Bellevue College)

About

Nuclear medicine is a medical imaging modality that uses radioactive materials, administered into the body, to image physiologic processes.

Nuclear medicine is used to diagnose and treat diseases by using small quantities of radiopharmaceutical material in the body. It provides a safe and effective way to allow for earlier diagnoses and treatment of abnormalities, sometimes long before medical problems may become apparent with other diagnostic tests. This early detection, combined with early treatment, can allow for a more successful prognosis.

Program graduates will be allowed to take the national certification exams required to work in this field. Nuclear Medicine Technologists (NMTs) are certified by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Upon successful completion of the exams, graduates may apply for Washington State licensure and be able to practice as a licensed Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Program Description 

The program offers the opportunity to obtain an Associate of Arts degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology. This program, offered by Bellevue College, includes a Tacoma cohort based at TCC, and utilizes clinical sites in the Tacoma/Pierce County area.

The program:

  • Is full-time
  • Is six consecutive quarters (18 months) long
  • Involves 12 months of clinical training
  • Begins in the fall of each academic year

Program graduates will be allowed to take the national certification exams required to work in this field. Nuclear Medicine Technologists (NMTs) are certified by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Upon successful completion of the exams, graduates may apply for Washington State licensure and be able to practice as a licensed Nuclear Medicine Technologist.

Explore Nuclear Medicine Technology

The following information will help you learn more about the program, application process, and possible careers.

Program & Application Instructions

 

Visit Bellevue College Nuclear Medicine Technology

Research Careers for this Area of Study

 

Research Careers

Check out the Nuclear Medicine Virtual Information Session

 

Virtual Info Session

Other Healthcare Programs at TCC

There are a variety of ways to work in the health care industry. TCC is fortunate to offer a number of educational programs in Health Sciences that might be of interest. In order to assist prospective students in fully understanding their training options, we encourage your review of the electronic version of our Health Careers Program Overview Information Session.

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Health Science Program Overview – Narrative (PDF)

After watching the online version of our information session, please join us via Zoom Lobby for an upcoming question/answer opportunity. Please note: You will be admitted to the conversation in the order you arrive. Please consider joining us anytime within the scheduled hour. You are also welcome to contact our Advising office with specific questions at 253-566-6091 or advising@tacomacc.edu. 

Zoom Lobby Sessions 

Date

Time

Zoom Link

Thursday, October 15 4 – 5 pm Cancelled
Wednesday, October 28 6 – 7 pm Join the zoom session
Wednesday, November 4 6 – 7 pm Join the zoom session
Thursday, November 19 4 – 5 pm Join the zoom session
Wednesday, December 2 6 – 7 pm Join the zoom session
Thursday, December 17 4 – 5 pm Join the zoom session

 

Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

Do You Have a Question For Us?

For additional information , please visit http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/nucmed/

Or, contact us! Please email Suzanne Lane at suzanne.lane@bellevuecollege.edu or contact us at 425-564-2013 with any specific questions you might have regarding this program, we’ll be happy to answer those for you.

Bellevue College
Nuclear Medicine Technology T-208
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007
425-564-2013