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).
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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.
The Radiology Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program currently holds an 8-year accreditation with JRCERT. A copy of the JRCERT standards is posted in the x-ray lab. Any and all alleged areas of non-compliance can be addressed in writing to:
In accordance with U.S. Department of Education Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), educational institutions must provide information related to whether their programs will fulfill educational requirements for specific professional licensure or certification and to inform prospective students whether their degree upon graduation will qualify them to work in the state where they are located. Please see the Radiologic Technologist practice laws detailed by state.
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 www.jrcert.org
Based on a 5-year average, here's how our Radiologic Technology students perform:
Program Completion Rate
|Year||Percent Completion||Number of Students|
|2018||95%||20 started program, 19 graduated|
|2019||86%||21 started program, 18 graduated|
|2020||100%||20 started program, 20 graduated|
|2021||95%||21 started program, 20 graduated|
|2022||86%||14 started program, 12 graduated|
|5 year average||92%|