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Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nuclear Medicine Technology A.S. and Certificate programs provide knowledge necessary for entry-level employment in the general practice of nuclear medicine technology. Nuclear medicine is an imaging health science used to diagnose and treat disease states through the administration of radioactive isotopes to patients. Technologists then image the characteristics and functions of tissues or organs in which the drugs localize.  Employment opportunities exist in hospitals, physicians’ offices and clinics.

The 12-month certificate program is designed for students who may already have a college degree in science or mathematics and who wish to expand their skills in the field of nuclear medicine technology. The 24-month program provides an associate’s degree in the field of nuclear medicine technology.  Both programs include an externship in a nuclear medicine facility. Graduates are eligible to take the national examination leading to certification as a nuclear medicine technologist.

Graduates have the opportunity to enter careers with strong earning potential. Nuclear Medicine Technology is described in CNBC.COM as "One of 15 jobs that pay more than $75,000 that you can get without a bachelor's degree".

For more information on careers in nuclear medicine technology, visit the following websites:
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists    
Society of Nuclear Medicine  
Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board  

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 by clicking on the following link:

Admissions Process for Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine Essential Functions
Nuclear Medicine Graduate Achievement Report

Nuclear Medicine Programs at CCAC

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If you would like to learn more about these programs click on the links below to go to the CCAC Online Catalog.


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