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Admission Guidelines

Bellevue College’s Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) Associate in Arts degree program is a selective JRCNMT Accredited Program (logo)admissions program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT). Students must apply to the college and also to the program. Interviews will be held to determine the best candidates. Prerequisites must be completed by the time the program commences; you may apply if you are still finishing them, but preference may be given to those who have completed all prerequisites at the time of application.

Qualities considered in the acceptance process:

  • Understanding of nuclear medicine and the job functions of a nuclear medicine technologist
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Interview performance
  • GPA in prerequisite courses
  • Educational attainment
    • Bachelor’s or associate degree preferred
  • Completion of prerequisites
  • Work/volunteer experience
    • Prior health care experience preferred
    • Certifications in other allied health fields is a plus
  • Personal statement
  • Completion of application requirements (reference letter from employer, 2 observations)

What are my chances of being accepted?

Because this is a selective admissions program, your chances depend on the quality of the applicant pool in the year that you apply. It is impossible to pinpoint any one quality that puts accepted candidates above those who are not accepted, although the above list is in approximate order of priority. If you are not accepted you may re-apply; reapplicants are often accepted into the program, as can be seen in the table below.

Applicant Data20192018201720162015    
Number of Applicants1114111515
Number of Accepted Applicants89987
Number of Alternates01113
Alternates Admittedn/a01n/a1
Number of Re-applicants12131
Number of Re-applicants Accepted12120

Program Outcomes

In the last five years (2015-2019):

  • 29 of 34 enrollees graduated
  • 28 of 29 passed the NMTCB exam (one graduate did not pursue certification)
  • 27 of 28 obtained jobs in nuclear medicine


2015 – 6 graduates
2016 – 5 graduates
2017 – 5 graduates
2018 – 8 graduates

2019 – 5 graduates


2013 – 2015 – 0

2014 – 2016 – 1

2015 – 2017 – 2

2016 – 2018 – 0

2017 – 2019 – 2

Graduate achievement data is an indicator of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals. The current report on graduate achievement data, identified by program, is available on the JRCNMT website by clicking on the following link: Graduate Achievement Report


For information about nuclear medicine and the profession of nuclear medicine technology, visit these websites:

Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMCTB)

3558 Habersham @ Northlake, Bldg.
Tucker, GA 30084
(404) 315-1739

JRCNMT: Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine

2000 W. Danforth Rd, Ste 130 #203
Edmond, OK 73003
(405) 285-0546

SNMMI: Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

1850 Samuel Morse Drive
Reston, VA 20190
(703) 708-9000

Information about Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging


Last Updated October 31, 2019