Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty that utilizes the nuclear properties of radioactive and stable nucleotides to make diagnostic evaluations of the anatomic and physiologic conditions of the body.
The skills of the nuclear medicine technologist complement those of the nuclear medicine physician and other allied health professionals.
The student technologist learns about patient care, radiation physics and safety, preparation and administration of radiopharmaceuticals, diagnostic imaging procedures, radiation detection equipment, computerized imaging cameras, and research procedures.
To be eligible for admissions to the certificate program in nuclear medicine, the applicant must meet ONE of the following requirements:
Applications will be accepted from November 1 to March 1.
During the 12-month certificate program, students take formal coursework and complete clinical hours to make up a 40-hour week. This program is full time for 52 weeks, and the program schedule extends through academic vacation periods.
A minimum of 24 hours of career observation in a nuclear medicine department is required. Download a Career Observation Form from the forms page.
The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program is also offered via distance education at Fresno City College in Fresno, California. Please contact the Program Coordinator for more information about applying to the Nuclear Medicine Program through Fresno City College.
1 909 558-4931-2-0 or 800-422-4558-1-4
Erma Ezpeleta, Program Director
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