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Radiologic Science

Start your career in medical imaging!


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. They work in hospitals, medical imaging centers, and clinics.

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

Is Radiologic Science a good career fit for me?

Completing the prerequisites and TCC's two-year program is a demanding, time-intensive process, so it's a good idea to attempt to answer this question before you apply. 

You should also be aware that there are many specific requirements you will need to follow as a person who works with radiation, first as a student and later as a technologist. For details related to the physical, mental and professional attributes you will need to perform this job, and for specifics related to the general, academic, and clinical principles and policies, see the Radiologic Sciences Program Handbook (DOCX).

Find out more via the online information session below.

Radiologic Sciences Information Session



How to Apply 

The Radiologic Science application window is from May 1 – June 30 at 11:59 p.m. Please visit this site for required documentation and the link to apply.

Application Ready Information Session

Are you ready to apply for the program, but have some questions or need assistance with the process? Please come to our final Application Ready session before the application window closes on June 30th. Healthcare Pathway Specialists and Academic Advisors will be on-hand to answer questions and provide guidance. If you do not yet have a TCC login, you will need to bring a personal laptop in order to sign into the Embark application portal.

Note: This is not a general program information session. If you need more details on TCC and our Healthcare Programs, please refer to our monthly schedule of information sessions here.

  • June 20th from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Building 13, Room 227

Program Description

This 2-year program leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree in 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 Registered Radiologic Technologists, RT(R) ARRT.

92 Percent of TCC students who attempted the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) exam between 2018 and 2022 passed on first attempt.

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Radiologic Science Program Resources & Information 

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Program Effectiveness Data 

The information on this page is a requirement requested by the JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology). The link to the JRC is

Based on a 5-year average, here's how our Radiologic Technology students perform:

95% of graduates who attempt the ARRT Exam pass on the first attempt
100% of graduates find employment within 12 months
92% of students who begin the program complete the program


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Program Chair: Lielie Jarvis