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.

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Chicago, IL 60606-3182

(312) 704-5300

 For more information regarding the radiologic technology profession, go to the American Society of Radiologic Technologist's website at

Mission Statement

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.

Program Goals

1. Students will perform competently in the clinical arena.

2. Students will be able to communicate effectively with patients and members of the healthcare team.

3. Students will be able to think critically and adapt to changing conditions

4. Students will demonstrate professionalism as a member of the health care team.


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The Radiologic Science program is a full-time sequential program consisting of ___________ months and _____________ quarters of instruction offered during the ____________ hours.

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The Radiologic Science program emphasizes excellence in _____________ _____________, deliberate in the safe administration of ________________ ______________ and graduates high quality _____________________ that contribute as ___________________ ________________ team members.



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