General Overview of the Radiology Science Program
The eight-quarter Radiologic Science program at Tacoma Community College leads to an Associate in Applied Sciences degree, as well as a certificate of completion. Upon successful completion of the curriculum courses, graduates may be eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Successful completion of the registry examination results in national certification as a Registered Radiologic Technologist, RT (R) ARRT. Clinical practice is performed in hospitals and imaging centers that are affiliated with the program and within the service area of
Tacoma Community College. Radiologic Sciences education is in Diagnostic Radiography only. The Radiologic Science Program is sequential and a full-time program offered in the daytime hours.
The Tacoma Community College 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
For more information regarding the radiologic technology profession, go to the American Society of Radiologic Technologist's website at www.asrt.org.
The Radiologic Science Program at Tacoma Community College is committed to providing comprehensive instruction designed to respond to the dynamics and evolving nature of the healthcare community. It emphasizes excellence in patient care that is respectful of others, deliberate in the safe administration of ionizing radiation, and graduates high quality professionals that contribute as critically thinking team members.
1. Students will perform competently in the clinical arena.
- Outcome #1: Students will apply correct positioning skills.
- Outcome #2: Students will demonstrate correct application of technical factors.
2. Students will be able to communicate effectively with patients and members of the healthcare team.
- Outcome#1: Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
- Outcome#2: Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
3. Students will be able to think critically and adapt to changing conditions
- Outcome#1: Students will adapt positioning skills for trauma patients.
- Outcome#2: Students will adapt technical factors for atypical exams.
4. Students will demonstrate professionalism as a member of the health care team.
- Outcome#1: Students will demonstrate responsibility.
- Outcome#2: Students will demonstrate accountability.