Associate Degree Program
Radiologic Technology is the art and science of using x-rays to produce images of the organs, bones, tissues and vessels of the human body. Students in this technology are educated in utilizing x-ray equipment and techniques, proper patient positioning, radiation protection methodologies, and quality patient care. As a member of the medical imaging team, the radiologic technologist produces quality, diagnostic images that are interpreted by radiologists – physicians who specialize in medical imaging. The programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (www.jrcert.org). Graduation from an accredited program in Radiologic Technology ensures eligibility to sit for the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). In conjunction with related and technology didactic courses, students apply their knowledge during integrated clinical experiences in area radiology departments. The Radiologic Technology Program's Mission is to provide comprehensive, educational experiences that enable qualified students to acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to be eligible for certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and employment as radiologic technologists.
Academically ready students can apply to the program following the guidelines of the Allied Health competitive admission process. Interested applicants should review the information provided here and contact their program advisor for application requirements.
Offered at the Georgetown and Wilmington campuses.
What You Can Do
As a graduate of this program, potential employment settings include hospital radiology departments, outpatient imaging centers and various physician offices. With further experience and education, jobs in computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and mammography are also an option.
What You Will Earn
Competitive starting salaries range from $40,000 - $46,000.
What You Will Learn
Program Graduate Competencies
The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.
- Demonstrate clinical competence by performing a full range of radiologic procedures on all patient populations.
- Professionally utilize verbal, nonverbal and written communication in patient care intervention and professional relationships.
- Demonstrate professional growth and development by practicing the profession's code of ethics and comply with the profession's scope of practice.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills in the performance of radiographic procedures.
Core Curriculum Competencies
The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you will be able to do as a graduate, regardless of your program of study. You will acquire these core competencies through general education courses and program-specific coursework. You will be expected to use relevant technology to achieve these outcomes:
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree?
This is a Connected Degree program that enables you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior. See a program advisor for details!
- Allied Health Competitive Admissions Process (PDF)
- Summary Sheet (PDF)
- Ranking Worksheet (PDF)
- Quick Reference (PDF)
- Program Application (Word) (submission dates in effect)
- Cost Analysis Sheet (PDF)
- Technical Standards (Word)
- Attend an Information Session
- Mission Statement, Goals and Learning Objectives (Word)
- Program/Student Outcomes Data (PDF)
- Student Manual (PDF)