Nuclear Medicine Technology Certificate
The certificate program in Nuclear Medicine Technology is designed to 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 twenty-two (22) months of clinical and academic coursework. The structure of 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 clinical practicum at Yale-New Haven Hospital, the Hospital of St. Raphael (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), Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford), and UCONN Medical Center (Farmington).
Please see the Diagnostic Imaging and Therapy Programs webpage for more information about the admissions process or contact the Enrollment Services Assistant for Allied Health & Nursing Programs at (203) 285-2388.
Certificate program applicants must possess all of the following prerequisites:
A. An associate degree* in one of the following modalities:
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
*The following policy may apply to applicants who do not possess an associate degree:
In accordance with the Board of Trustees Policy, Gateway Community College will grant credit to those applicants who are graduates of a two-year accredited hospital (certificate) based program and hold certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Certification areas include: Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy.
B. Current and active credentials by one of the following certifying boards:
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists-Radiography (RTR)
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists-Radiation Therapy (RTT)
American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (RDMS)
C. The applicant must have completed the following courses with C or better in their AS degree to be eligible for the NMT Certificate Program: CHE*111 (Concepts of Chemistry), MAT*172 (College Algebra), PHY*111 (Physics for the Life Sciences), human anatomy and physiology with lab, medical terminology content, humanities course, oral communications, written communications, and social science course.
Students will be required to attend orientation sessions in the summer before entering the program.
Program outcomes and mission statement for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certificate Program are the same as those for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Associate in Science Degree (see degree outcomes).
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), 2000 W. Danforth Road, Suite 130, #230, Edmond, OK 73003, (405)285-0546, www.jrcnmt.org.