The Radiologic Technology Program prepares qualified individuals for a career as an entry-level radiographer (R.T. (R)). The technologist or radiographer is responsible for administering low levels of ionizing radiation to the patients. In addition, the technologist or radiographer must be detail-oriented, precise and analytical, understand spatial relationships and apply safety measures at all times.
This program will offer extensive knowledge of patient care/safety, anatomy and physiology, image production, equipment operation, radiation protection and radiographic procedures. These categories and course objectives are mandated by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) curriculum. The curriculum is designed to matriculate graduates into institutions of higher learning to continue studies beyond an A.A.S.
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In the history of the Radiologic Technology Program, the percentages in the 1st chart represent graduates who have moved beyond the AAS and advanced into specialized areas or pursued higher levels of education. This only represents those graduates who have
communicated by some means such as; email, telephone, or facebook. The second chart represents completion and attrition rates.
Associate Degree graduates of the Radiologic Technology Program are prepared to function as an entry level staff radiographer in hospitals or other health care settings. Enrollment is limited.
Note: Current immunizations, including Hepatitis B and criminal background check are required upon application. The Hepatitis B immunization is a three to six month series, so you must begin the process by January. Once accepted into the program, the student will be required to complete a drug screening prior to the first day of class.
For example, students who anticipate applying to the Radiologic Technology program for the fall MUST have their first hepatitis B injection no later than February 1st, the second injection no later than March 1st, and the third injection prior to first day of class. Students who have not completed the hepatitis B series by the first class day will no longer be admitted into the program. Please contact the Program Office if you have any questions regarding this required immunization series.
Our program is accredited through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; 312.704.5300; www.jrcert.org).