Nuclear Medicine Technology

The Nuclear Medicine Technologist administers radioactive materials to assist the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the organs or the body. After the patient has inhaled, ingested, or been injected with a small quantity of radioactive material, the technologist performs the desired imaging procedures. Students may take the national board examinations required for state licensure.

The Delgado Community College program in Nuclear Medicine is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT). Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology in Nuclear Medicine and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board Exam.

The Program begins each year in August and extends through the summer semester ending in July. The deadline for receipt of completed applications, transcripts, and letters of recommendation is May 15. All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the Nuclear Medicine Faculty Admissions Committee. Those candidates who are not accepted will be advised accordingly by letter.  The duration of this program is 12 months.

Career Opportunities

The profession is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations. Most nuclear medicine technologists work in major medical centers or hospitals.

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Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT)
820 W. Danforth Rd, #B1
Edmond, OK 73003

NUMT Program Outcomes

Years ARRT # Examinees ARRT Pass Rate NMTCB # Examinees NMTCB Pass Rate
2011-2015 30 97% 31 100%

NUMT Job Placement Within 6 Months of Graduation

Year Grad # Full Time % Part Time %
2011 7 3 57% 4 57%
2012 7 3 43% 3 43%
2013 6 4 67% 1 17%
2014 6 3 50% 2 33%
2015 6 4 67% 1 17%

NUMT Graduation Rate

Year Grad # Full Time %
2011  7 7 100%
2012  7  6 86%
2013  7  6 86%
2014  6  6 100%
2015  6  6 100%
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.