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Radiologic Science

photo of radiologyStart your career in medical imaging in TCC's Radiologic Science program!

X-ray technologists or radiographers operate X-ray equipment to generate diagnostic images of the human body. They perform radiologic examinations independently as well as assisting radiologists or other physicians to meet their imaging needs. Places of employment include hospitals, medical imaging centers, and clinics.

X-ray technologists have a comprehensive knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. They are also educated in patient care as well as the hazards of ionizing radiation so that they may perform their tasks in a safe, responsible, and professional manner.


Program Description

This 2 year program leads to an Associate in Applied Sciences Degree (PDF), Radiologic Science, as well as a certificate of completion. When students complete the program they are eligible to take the national certification examination through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). When students successfully pass this examination, they become certified as a Registered Radiologic Technologist, RT(R) ARRT.

The TCC Radiologic Science program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312.704.5300, email: The JCERT website is:

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Radiologic Science Faculty Directory

Amanda Kieszling, BA
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Health Sciences Overview

There are a variety of ways to work in the health care industry. TCC is fortunate to offer a number of educational programs in Health Sciences that might be of interest. In order to assist prospective students in fully understanding their training options, we encourage attendance at the Health Sciences Program Overview Information Session.

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