Thank you for your interest in our Hillsborough Community College’s Nuclear Medicine Technology Program.
Nuclear Medicine is a medical imaging specialty that uses radioactive materials to aid in the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, and dysfunctional thyroid disease. Nuclear Medicine uniquely provides information about both the function and structure of virtually every major organ system within the body.
Technologists prepare and inject radiopharmaceutical materials, position patients for imaging procedures and prepare diagnostic data for doctors. Nuclear Medicine Technologists may also perform hybrid and advanced molecular imaging such as SPECT-CT and PET-CT. There are nearly 100 Nuclear Medicine imaging procedures available today with an estimated 17-20 million nuclear medicine imaging and therapeutic procedures performed each year in the US.
HCC's NMT program is offered on the Dale Mabry Campus with clinical experience at several locations throughout the greater Tampa Bay area. This program is fully accredited and requires a full-time two-year commitment. Classes and clinical internships are offered only during the daytime. The program consists of a total of 75 credit hours. Successful graduates are eligible for both nuclear medicine certification exams: the NMTCB and the ARRT-Nuclear Medicine.
A new class of 20 students enters the program each fall term (August); the application deadline date is February 15th, of the year that you plan to enter. Because the program is a limited access program, the student selection process is primarily based on an applicant’s calculated GPA ranking of the required prerequisite courses, and secondarily, by overall GPA ranking. The top twenty applicants are given first opportunity to accept their seat in the program, should any of them decline their seats, an alternate (ranked by GPA) will be offered the available seat, this process continues until all twenty are filled.
It is recommended that you meet with an HCC Student Advisor or Counselor to evaluate any prior college coursework to determine transferability into the program.
NOTE: For additional important NMT program and admission information visit the Health Science Homepage and click on Health Science Department Handbook.
The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at HCC is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
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