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Selective Admission: Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nuclear Medicine Technology is a selective admission program.

After being accepted to TCC, you must meet the following requirements to be eligible to submit a separate application to the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program.

Am I eligible to apply?

Check to see that you have met the following eligibility requirements:

Grade Point Average (GPA)

You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to apply to our program.

TCC Student ID Number

First, you must apply to TCC.

You will get a TCC Student ID number once you are accepted as a student at TCC.

You need a TCC Student ID number for your application to our Nuclear Medicine Technology Program.

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

You must meet the TSI requirements for enrolling in college credit courses.

Questions? See TSI Assessment.

Prerequisite Courses

You must have completed these courses with a grade of C or higher before applying to our program:

Biology Courses

If you took these courses more than 5 years ago, you must take the Anatomy & Physiology portion of the HESI A2.

You are allowed only 2 total attempts at earning your desired grade in these courses to be eligible to apply to Nuclear Medicine Technology. A withdrawal or drop counts as an attempt.

Other Courses

Performance Requirements

During your time in our program and throughout your career, you must meet performance requirements to ensure patient safety and welfare.

Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI A2) Admission Exam

HESI A2 is the required admissions exam for the program.

You must earn a minimum score of 70 in each section of the HESI A2.

You can take the HESI A2 exam online through ProctorU or in-person at the Trinity River Campus Testing Center. See HESI A2 Admission Assessment for details.

Find study materials online or at the Trinity River Campus Bookstore.

Language Proficiency

If English was not the primary language of your high school, you must provide documentation of proof of English proficiency by submitting the results of either of the following:

  • TOEFL iBT®
    (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    You must earn a passing score of 83.
  • IELTS
    (International English Language Testing System assessment of English language proficiency)
    You must earn an IELTS Band Score of overall 6.5 with a minimum score of 6 in all areas.

Immunizations

The Texas Administrative Code (TAC) and the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation Community Standards (PDF)Listen require that all students in health-related programs complete the following immunizations before applying to programs where patient contact is a component.

If you know you will be applying to our Nuclear Medicine Technology Program within the next year, you will need to start these now because some will take up to 6 months to complete the series.

In order to be eligible to apply, you will need to have proof that you have completed the following immunizations:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (TDaP)
  • Rubeola / Measles, Mumps, Rubella / German Measles (MMR)
  • Varicella
  • Influenza (Flu Shot)

Note: Titers showing positive immunity to the diseases will be acceptable.

You will also need to complete a Tuberculosis Skin Test or Chest X-Ray.

Post-Acceptance Requirements

You need to be prepared to meet the following additional requirements–before the first day of class–if you are accepted to our program:

  • Physical Exam
  • CPR Certification
    • Basic Life Support (BLS), Healthcare Provider (American Heart Association preferred)
  • Health Insurance
  • Criminal Background Check / Drug Screening

You will learn more about these requirements after acceptance.

 

Contact

Trinity River Campus East

Tonya Pigulski
Program Director

Call 817-515-2401

Email tonya.pigulski@tccd.edu

Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Kimberlyn Moore-Debrossard
Health Care Professions Advisor

Call 817-515-1484

Email TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

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 July 25, 2022