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Nuclear Medicine Technology

Associate of Arts (in collaboration with Bellevue College)


Nuclear medicine is used to diagnose and treat diseases by using small quantities of radiopharmaceutical material in the body. The radioactive material emits radiation, known as gamma rays, and is picked up by special cameras. Nuclear medicine 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 

TCC, in collaboration with Bellevue College, offers the opportunity to obtain an Associate of Arts degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology to a limited number of students.

The program:

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

Students enroll at Bellevue College for the core of the program and take the required Nuclear Medicine coursework via distance education at TCC. Students complete most of the required clinical internship at clinical facilities in the Tacoma/Pierce County area.  Please visit https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/nucmed/aa/, and then choose "Information Session" on the right side of the screen to learn more.

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 

Launch Your Health Career 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.  You are also welcome to contact our Advising office with specific questions at 253.566.6091 or advising@tacomacc.edu.



Zoom Link

Thursday, May 14

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, May 20

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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Thursday, May 28

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, June 3

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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Thursday, June 11

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Thursday, June 25 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Click here to join session

Thursday Meetings:

Meeting ID: 962 5963 4434
Password: 097695

Wednesday Meetings:

Meeting ID: 958 4791 0053
Password: 712312



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

Do you have a question for us?

We are available to help you online via Zoom. 
Here you can talk to a staff member directly to get answers to your specific questions.
Please come join us! We are happy to help you!

Health, Business and Professional Services (HBPS) Zoom Lobby Information

Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Zoom Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/99980134503

Phone number to call in: 1-253-215-8782 and follow the prompts

Zoom Meeting ID: 999 8013 4503

NOTE: You can also contact our department anytime and leave a voicemail at 253-566-5113, or reach us by email at tcchbps@tacomacc.edu. We will get back to you as soon as possible.