Nuclear Medicine Technology

WHAT EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND IS NEEDED?

This is an advanced certificate program. Admittance is limited to only those who meet the specific admissions criteria below. Interview selection by the NMT Interview Committee is mandatory for acceptance. Admittance is limited and is based on current market demand for nuclear medicine technologists.

In addition to the outlined categories of eligible applicants, ALL applicants MUST have recent college credits (3 - 5 years) in algebra, chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, medical terminology. Applicants with required course work older than 3 - 5 years may still be considered based upon life experience and/or validation courses.

Students are accepted contingent upon successful completion of the health form, criminal background investigation, drug screening, and the completion of NMT 100 (if required). See CLINICAL TRAINING tab.

Specific admission criteria for entry into the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program include:

• A Bachelor’s Degree and demonstrated progress in the Midlands Technical College Associates of Applied Science in General Technology/Nuclear Medicine (AAS-GEN-NMT), to be able to complete pre-requisite coursework* as assigned by the nuclear medicine faculty and/or health science advisor. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required in coursework utilized for admission; coursework must be within the 3-5 year timeframe prescribed by the Health Sciences Department.

OR

• An Associate Degree, with registration/certification or eligibility in radiologic technology, medical technology, nursing or other clinical health sciences field, and demonstrated progress in the Midlands Technical College Associates of Applied Science in General Technology/Nuclear Medicine (AAS-GEN-NMT), to be able to complete pre-requisite coursework* as assigned by the nuclear medicine faculty and/or health science advisor. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required in coursework utilized for admission; coursework must be within the 3-5 year timeframe prescribed by the Health Sciences Department.

OR

• Demonstrated progress in the Midlands Technical College Associates of Applied Science in General Technology/Health Care AAS.GEN.HLC3 to be able to complete pre-requisite coursework* as assigned by the nuclear medicine faculty and/or health science advisor. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required in coursework utilized for admission; coursework must be within the 3-5 year timeframe prescribed by the Health Sciences Department.

Recent graduates (1 year or less) from an accredited school of Radiologic Technology who are registry eligible and maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher will be considered for acceptance as long as all other admissions criteria has been met.

AND

A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required in coursework utilized for admissions.

 

HOW DO I BECOME ‘REGISTERED”?

Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a certificate from Midlands Technical College Nuclear Medicine Program and are then eligible to take the national examinations offered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

AFTER I GRADUATE, WHERE WILL I BE ABLE TO WORK?

WHAT ARE MY CAREER ALTERNATIVES?

Technologists have a wide variety of alternative career paths available, including:

  • Senior staff technologist
  • Research technologist
  • Technology program educator
  • Chief technologist
  • Team leader, lead or supervisor
  • Hospital administrator
  • Industry sales representative, technical specialist, or research-and- development specialist
  • PET/CT Technologist (requires additional certification).  

HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE TAKEN INTO THIS PROGRAM?

The NMT Program bases student enrollment on current job market demands.

HOW DO I APPLY?

  • Go to https://ewebapps.midlandstech.edu/admissionapp. 
  • Submit your application along with high school and all college transcripts
  • Review YouTube video about the Nuclear Medicine Technology profession. It can be found in the Information Packet attached.
  • Review the Nuclear Medicine Policy and Procedure Manual in the MTC Library
  • After acceptance requirements have been met, you will receive a letter of notification of placement on the NMT Interview Eligible List
  • You will receive a letter of invitation to a mandatory information session at the college based on your date of qualification for the Interview Eligible List
  • After attending the information session, you will be required to participate in two clinical observations at our affiliate hospitals.  This will provide you with insight into the duties and responsibilities of a nuclear medicine technologist.
  • Final determination of acceptance into the Nuclear Medicine Program is based on your successful completion and your passing of the interview process with the interview committee.

WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGIST?

Individuals should have technical. math and science proficiency, computer literacy, self-motivation, patient empathy, emotional stability, strong inter-personal relationship/team work skills, and a strong work ethic.