Nuclear Medicine Technology

Quick Facts

Nuclear Medicine Technology is an imaging specialty within radiology. Nuclear medicine technology equipment uses radioactive drugs to create diagnostic images of patients’ bodies.

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Our Program

Why Choose Nuclear Medicine Technology?

  • Enter a people-oriented field where you can combine health sciences & computer technology
  • Work in a field where you will always learn, use & apply research discoveries
  • Be able to work in a variety of clinical settings

Prepare for What You Will Do at Work

  • Prepare & administer radioactive drugs intravenously to find or treat diseases using specialized equipment—under direction of a physician
  • Use sophisticated computer imaging systems to create advanced digital images of human anatomy
  • Explain the imaging procedure & support nervous patients
  • Follow safety protocols to protect patients & staff from unnecessary exposure to radiation

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Marketable Skills You Will Learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

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Texas Veterans Commission (TVC)-approved

You can use your Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits to pay for this program.

Questions? See VetSuccess on Campus

Selective Admission

Nuclear Medicine Technology is a selective admission program.

After being accepted to TCC, you must meet the selective admission requirements to be eligible to submit a separate application to our Nuclear Medicine Technology program.

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Licensing Notice: Texas House Bill 1508

This program prepares you for an occupational license. However, you may not be eligible for licensing if you have a prior criminal history.

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About the Session

Find out everything you need to know about our program: requirements, courses, costs, and more.

Attending an information session is an application requirement. You will submit your Certificate of Attendance with your application.

Until We Can Host In-Person Sessions

Review the presentation slides and contact us if you have any questions: Nuclear Medicine Technology Information Session (PDF)Listen


Health Care Professions Advising Resource Hub

Kimberlyn Moore-Debrossard, Career Advisor

Call 817-515-1484


The Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT) logoOur Nuclear Medicine Technology A.A.S. Program at Tarrant County College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT).

Graduate Achievement Data

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 selecting the following link: Graduate Achievement Report.

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2024–2025 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Semester Credit Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Nuclear Medicine Technology 60 $4,140


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Continuing Education Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!


Trinity River Campus East

Tonya Pigulski, MS, CNMT
Program Director
Radiation Safety Officer

Call 817-515-2401


Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Kimberlyn Moore-Debrossard
Career Advisor

Call 817-515-1484


Advising by Appointment

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated October 30, 2023