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Associate in Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology program prepares students for entry-level positions as radiographers (X-ray technologists). Students must attend full time and satisfy both the didactic and clinical components to successfully complete the program.
Students learn to use complex X-ray and image processing equipment designed to record images that aid radiologists in diagnosing various health problems.
Persons interested in this program should be comfortable working with and caring for people from diverse backgrounds. They should be able to meet the academic and physical demands of the program that requires a commitment of time, effort and motivation.
Students are required to complete a health history, immunization record, physical exam, essential functions acknowledgement form, criminal background check, drug screen and American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers CPR certification prior to the first day of class.
The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), located at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Ill., 60606-3182. The phone number is 312-704-5300.
Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Employment is available in hospital radiology departments, orthopedic clinics, urgent care centers, imaging centers, outpatient surgery centers and physicians offices.