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Nuclear Medicine Technology - Program Admission

The Nuclear Medicine Technology program at Triton College admits one class per year in the fall. It is a 5 semester program, not including the pre-requisites that must be completed to be considered for program admission.

To be considered for admissions to the Nuclear Medicine Technology program, applicants must complete the following:

  • Attendance at an Information Session at the College is strongly encouraged.
  • Submit a completed application to Triton College online.
  • Complete the mandatory Selective Admission Application for Health Careers.
  • All students must complete the Triton College’s Placement Tests.
  • Send an official high school transcript and any college transcript if considering coursework for transfer to the Triton College Records department.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Students with foreign transcripts must have them evaluated by an independent credential agency before submitting them to the college’s Record department.
  • Complete program pre-requisites.

Must read and write at college level, PHY 100◊, General Physics, and MAT 110◊, College Algebra or MAT 111◊, Pre-Calculus. Completion of the Math and Science prerequisites must not be more than five years old. All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better. College-level reading and writing can be demonstrated by course equivalency, or score 20 or higher on both Reading and English ACT, or score 70 or higher on COMPASS Reading and 83 or higher on COMPASS Writing skills placement test. In place of MAT 110◊ or MAT 111◊, students can score 26 or higher on Math ACT, or 46 (College Algebra) or higher on the COMPASS Math placement test. ACT and COMPASS placement scores must be within the last two years.

  • Admission selection is based upon successful completion of pre-requisite courses as well as additional coursework towards the AAS degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
  • In order to be considered for admission or to be retained in the program after admission, all applicants must possess the following non-academic skills:
    • Speak, hear and observe the patient in order to properly care and effectively communicate both verbally and non-verbally.
    • Problem solve and respond to critical situations.
    • Maneuver in small spaces, lift 50 lbs, execute motor skills to care and move patients, operate equipment and administer intravenous material.
    • Travel to academic and clinical affiliates.
    • Perform job for extended period without breaks.
  • Students awaiting admission to the program are strongly encouraged to complete all other general education requirements prior to entering the Nuclear Medicine Technology program.
  • Our health careers, selective enrollment programs have implemented rolling admission deadlines and notification as follows:

    September 15, 2014
    January 15, 2015
    March 15, 2015
    June 1, 2015
    (only if seats remain available for Fall 2015 admission)