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Nuclear Medicine Technology

We’re accepting applications!

Now more than ever health care professionals are in demand. Make a difference: Support the health of our community.

Find out how to apply to our Nuclear Medicine Technology Program for Fall 2021.

Coming Soon: Texas Veterans Commission Approval 

We have submitted this program to the Texas Veterans Commission for approval. The Texas Veterans Commission is the State Approving Agency for veterans educational benefits.

Veterans educational benefits cannot be used to pay for this program until the approval is finalized.

Questions? See VetSuccess on Campus

You can also explore our other Health Sciences Programs.

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Information Sessions

Attending an information session is an application requirement.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Until we can schedule in-person sessions, review the presentation slides and contact us if you have any questions: Nuclear Medicine Technology Information Session (PDF)Listen

We will post future in-person session dates as soon as our campuses are open.


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Role of the Nuclear Medicine Technologist, RT(N) and/or CNMT

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What do they do?

The nuclear medicine technologist is an allied health professional who, under the direction of an authorized user, uses special equipment to make images of areas of a patient’s body.

Nuclear medicine technologists prepare and administer radioactive materials that cause abnormal features to appear different from normal areas in the images. They follow strict safety procedures to protect themselves and their patients as they capture these images for diagnosis, treatment and research.

Ongoing continuing education and professional growth are essential. Nuclear medicine technologists must maintain the skills required to perform their tasks and to enhance the quality of patient care.

For details: Technologist—Careers in Nuclear Medicine Technology (from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging [SNMMI])

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of our Nuclear Medicine Technology Program is that a curriculum should prepare you to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will move you through a full and productive life as a medical imaging specialist.

The foundation set forth at TCC should prepare you to cope with changing environments and technologies as well as help you meet occupational and personal challenges. 

Our Mission

To provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the field of Nuclear Medicine Technology through structured didactic courses, laboratory participation and clinical experiences.

Student Learning Outcomes

Our Nuclear Medicine Technology Program student learning outcomes are directly related to the requirement standards of the external accrediting agency and assure educational excellence for all students in our program.

After completing our program, our students will:

  • Nuclear Medicine Physics
    • Demonstrate knowledge of physical principles associated with nuclear medicine technology.
  • Nuclear Medicine Mathematics
    • Perform nuclear medicine technology math calculations.
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
    • Prepare radiopharmaceuticals.
    • Demonstrate radiation protection techniques and knowledge of As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) concepts.
  • Patient Care
    • Demonstrate proper patient care.
  • Nuclear Medicine Procedures
    • Describe imaging procedures, physics, and instrumentation related to nuclear medicine technology.
  • Nuclear Medicine Equipment
    • Demonstrate competence in nuclear medicine technology equipment utilization.
  • Board Examination Completion
    • Demonstrate readiness to successfully complete (pass) the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Nuclear Medicine (ARRT(N)) and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).
  • Clinical Competency
    • Demonstrate proficiency in entry-level clinical skills
  • Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
    • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving ability
  • Communication Skills
    • Demonstrate appropriate and professional oral communication skills.
  • Writing Skills
    • Demonstrate appropriate writing skills.

Program Goals

  • Goal 1: Provide a fully accredited course of study for earning a 2-year Associate of Applied Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
  • Goal 2: Prepare you to enter the field of Nuclear Medicine Technology.
  • Goal 3: Encourage you to continue your education beyond our Nuclear Medicine Technology Program.



Trinity River Campus

Program Director

Tonya Pigulski

Health Care Professions Advising

Advising Resource Hub

TRCF 2101A

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 June 30, 2020