Academic Options

Bellevue College offers numerous academic options designed to meet the needs of students whether looking to enter into the field through an associates degree, obtain advanced technical skills through advanced certificates, or compete an bachelors degree to become more competitive in the Nuclear Medicine field. This is the only Nuclear Medicine program in Washington State.

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Step 1: Associate Degree

Students looking to enter the Nuclear Medicine profession must first complete an Associates Degree Program in Nuclear Medicine. Bellevue College’s Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) program is an eighteen-month, full-time program leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree.  It is offered through a cooperative effort between Bellevue College and a number of area hospitals and clinics. It is part of a larger career pathway.

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Step 2: National Certification Exam

Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll be eligible to apply to take the national certification exams through the NMTCB and ARRT as well as Washington State licensure. This is the only Nuclear Medicine Technology program in Washington State. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT).

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Step 3: Advanced Certifications

Bellevue College offers several Advanced Certificates for current registered Nuclear Medicine professionals. These Advanced Certificates prepare Nuclear Medicine professionals to sit for the national exams in a post primary modality. Students will meet the structured education requirement as well as have the option to complete a clinical practicum to achieve the required required competencies.

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Step 4: Bachelors Degree Completion

Bellevue College offers several Bachelors of Applied Science degree options for current registered Nuclear Medicine professionals. These degree completion options are designed to prepare professionals for advanced modality exams as well as management positions seeking imaging professionals with advanced degrees. These degree completion is called a 2+2 model meaning you come in with a 2 year degree (from any regionally accredited institution) and complete your last 2 years at Bellevue College to earn your 4 year Bachelors degree!

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Last Updated March 21, 2024