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Nuclear Medicine Technology Associate of Science

Please note that as of July 1, 2023, all program information should be accessed through the CT State Community College Catalog. Specific program information on this page may no longer be accurate beyond this date.

Nuclear Medicine (AS)

Associate in Science

The Associate in Science degree and certificate programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology prepare students for employment as nuclear medicine technologists in hospitals, medical offices, or ambulatory clinics. Upon completion of the program, the student may apply to take the certifying board examinations administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (Nuclear Medicine) and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB). The program requires approximately 22 months of clinical and academic course work. The curriculum includes appropriate didactic content and ample supervised clinical education to assure sufficient opportunity to achieve all didactic and clinical requirements. Students are assigned to a clinical practicum at Yale-New Haven Hospital and the YNHH-St. Raphael Campus (New Haven), the Veterans Affairs Connecticut Health Care System (West Haven), Middlesex Hospital (Middletown), Griffin Hospital (Derby), Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy Services (East Hartford), Midstate Medical Center (Meriden), Waterbury Hospital, Milford Hospital, William W. Backus Hospital (Norwich), Lawrence & Memorial Hospital (New London), Hospital of Central Connecticut (New Britain), Yale University Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Center (New Haven), Greenwich Hospital (Greenwich), Stamford Hospital (Stamford) and UCONN Medical Center (Farmington).

Tracey Sullivan, BS, CNMT, PET
Program Coordinator
(203) 285-2381

Please see the Diagnostic Imaging & Therapy Programs webpage for more information about the admissions process.

Mission Statement

The mission of the CT State Nuclear Medicine Technology program is to provide students with a degree that allows them to enter the job market as entry-level nuclear medicine technologists and to achieve and exceed established educational and healthcare standards by continually providing students and the professional community with educational opportunities that reflect the current practice of nuclear medicine technology and results in high quality patient care.

Nuclear Medicine student learning outcomes

1. Students will demonstrate skills in effective oral and written communication.
1.1 Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.
1.2 Students will demonstrate written communication skills.

2. Students will demonstrate skills in critical thinking and problem solving in the principles and practices of Nuclear Medicine
2.1 Students will assess patient requisitions to perform proper imaging procedures.
2.2. Students will use critical thinking to overcome clinical challenges.

3. Students will demonstrate clinical competence in the practice of Nuclear Medicine
3.1 Students will apply As Low as Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) principles and practices of radiation protection.
3.2 Students will provide appropriate patient care.

NMT Graduate Achievement Report

Graduate outcomes are indicators of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals. Programmatic graduate outcomes data reported on the JRCNMT website include: 5-year time period of current report; graduation rate; ARRT credentialing success; NMTCB credentialing success and job placement rate.

Program Requirements

The following pre-requisites must be completed before applying to the Program:

  • BIO2111 Anatomy & Physiology I (Formerly BIO*211) C+ or higher within five (5) yrs of applying.
  • BIO2112 Anatomy & Physiology II (Formerly BIO*212) C+ or higher within five (5) yrs of applying.
  • ENG1010 Composition (Formerly ENG*101) C or higher
  • MATH 1600 Pathway to Calculus: College Algebra (Formerly MAT 172)
  • CCS101
  • Attendance at one program-specific information session within one year of application submission to the department.

The Program is accredited by the Board of Governors for Higher Education and the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT), 820 W. Danforth Rd, #B1, Edmond, OK 73003, phone: (405) 285.0546, fax: (405) 285-0579,

Certification/Licensure Disclosure Statement:

Federal Regulation, 34 CFR 668.43-Institutional Information for Disclosure for Licensure Program requires the institution to disclose whether completion of a covered licensure program would be sufficient to meet licensure requirements in a State for that occupation. An institution can make the one or more of the following determinations:

The Nuclear Medicine Associate Degree Technology and Certificate Programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT), 820 W Danforth Rd, #B1 Edmond, OK 73003 and meets the state education requirements for “a recognized course of study in “Nuclear Medicine Technology” in the state of Connecticut. In addition, an applicant for Nuclear Medicine Technology licensure in the state of Connecticut must successfully complete the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Nuclear Medicine Technology examination.

The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at Gateway Community College has not determined if the associate degree program or the certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. Program applicants should investigate each state licensure requirements prior to accepting an offer of admission to the Nuclear Medicine Technology program at Gateway Community College.

The licensure boards in each state are responsible for establishing the minimum standards for licensure/certification for their state. Students who intend to seek licensure in any state other than Connecticut need to consult with the state professional licensing board. The state professional licensing boards make the decision on whether an individual is eligible for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application for licensure.

Information on the State of Connecticut Nuclear Medicine program licensure requirements can be found at this link: Nuclear Medicine Technologist (