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).
Ann-Marie Jones, Dr.B.A. (HCM), CNMT, R.T. (CT)
Please see the Diagnostic Imaging & Therapy Programs webpage for more information about the admissions process.
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.
The following pre-requisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher before applying to the Program:
- BIO* 211, Anatomy & Physiology I
- BIO* 212, Anatomy & Physiology II
- Attendance at one program-specific information session within one year of application submission to the department.
Program requirements to be changing for the application year 2017-2018. For more information, please contact Ann Marie Jones, Program Coordinator, at 203-285-2381 or AJones@gatewayct.edu.
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, www.jrcnmt.org.
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 (ct.gov).