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 a clinical practicum at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale New Haven Hospital St. Raphael Campus, 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). Simulated labs are held in the Nuclear Medicine lab at the Gateway campus and are scheduled on lecture days. Students are required to attend all orientation sessions scheduled in the summer in order to begin the program in the fall semester.
For more information, call the Program Coordinator, AnnMarie Jones, at (203) 285-2381 or e-mail at (email@example.com).
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Certificate program applicants must possess all of the following prerequisites:
- 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:
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, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and Radiation Therapy. (see ARRTS program)
- 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)
- The applicant must have completed the following courses with a “C” or better in their A.S. Degree program 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; two courses in written communication and social science elective.
Please see the Diagnostic Imaging and Therapy programs’ webpage for more information about the admissions process.
Program outcomes for Nuclear Medicine Technology Certificate Program are the same as for Nuclear Medicine Technology Associate in Science Degree (see degree outcomes).