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.
Application Ready Information Sessions
Thank you for your interest in the Radiologic Science program! Applications will open on Wednesday, May 1st, and will close on Sunday, June 30th at 11:59 p.m.
If you have any questions about the application process, or what is required for admittance into the program, please stop by at one of our drop-in “Application Ready” information sessions. Healthcare Pathway Specialists and Academic Advisors will be on-hand to answer questions and provide guidance. Dates, times and locations are below.
Additionally, we will be hosting two “Ready to Apply” information sessions on May 1st and June 12th, where you can come to campus and receive assistance on submitting your application to the program. More details to come.
Information Session Dates:
- Wednesday, February 14th, from 1-2 p.m. in Bldg. 13, Room 222
- Thursday, March 28th, from 1-2 p.m. in Bldg. 13, Room 222
- Wednesday, April 24th, from 10-11 a.m. in Bldg. 13, Room 222
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.
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:
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