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Nuclear Medicine Technology

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Quick Facts

  • Associate of Applied Science: 2-year program (60 semester credit hours)
  • Full program is offered at: Trinity River Campus East

Program Options


  • Nuclear Medicine Technology, AAS

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

Watch Nuclear Medicine (link will open in a new window), a video from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), to learn about the practice of nuclear medicine.

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: The Practice Standards for Nuclear MedicineListen
(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.

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.

Program Data

The Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT) collects completion rates, credentialing examination pass rates and job placement rates for accredited programs across the country.



Program Director

Tonya Pigulski

Trinity River Campus

Cal Quigley, Career and Technical Education Academic Advisor
TRTR 3201A

Cassie Ardry, Career and Technical Education Academic Advisor
TRTR 3201A

Updated December 07, 2017