Program Overview

This program prepares the you with the necessary technical skills of imaging and interpersonal patient care skills to qualify as contributing members in today’s healthcare environment. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to write the American Registry of Radiologic Technology examination to attain professional status as entry-level radiographers. Read more about the Application Process.

Program Structure

The Radiologic Technology Program is a combination of classroom, lab, and blended classes. Students start as a class during the fall semester and graduate together 23 months later. Upon completion of your associate degree, you are eligible to take the national registry examination and begin work.

Many radiologic technologists go on to higher degrees such as a bachelor's or a master's degree. The program of study includes the areas of human anatomy and physiology, pathology, radiation physics, radiation protection, pharmacology and mathematics. Other courses throughout the program provide instruction on diagnostic procedures and examinations, equipment, patient assessment, trauma, geriatrics, pediatrics, critical care and the application of clinical practice through clinical education.

Job Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of radiologic technologists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. As the population grows older, there will be an increase in medical conditions that require imaging as a tool for making diagnoses.”

Mission

The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program at National Park College is to provide selected students the clinical and didactic education necessary to create a sound foundation for graduates to qualify as contributing members in the professional career of Radiologic Technology.

Goals

The profession of Radiologic Technology is dedicated to the conservation of life, health and the prevention and treatment of disease. The well-qualified technologist has the knowledge and skill to perform all related technical duties and the opportunity to develop health programs.

The goals of the program are as follows:

Goal 1: Students are clinically competent.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will apply radiographic positioning skills.
  • Students will practice radiation protection.
  • Students will select appropriate technical factors.

Goal 2: Students possess critical thinking skills.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate sound decision making.
  • Students will appropriately evaluate images.
  • Students will adapt positioning for trauma procedures

Goal 3: Students are professional.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will understand the importance of professional ethics in the didactic setting.
  • Students will demonstrate professional behavior in the clinical setting.

Goal 4: Students communicate effectively.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Students communicate effectively in the didactic setting.
  • Students communicate effectively in the clinical setting.

Certificates and Degrees

Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Radiologic Technology is a 72 credit hour program of study.

View complete catalog listings for the following degree plans:

Accreditation

The radiologic technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education and Radiologic Technology. An 8-year accreditation was awarded in 2015. Accreditation of an educational program by the JRCERT provides students and graduates assurance that the educational program will provide them with the requisite knowledge, skills, and values to competently perform the range of professional responsibilities expected by potential employers nationwide. It also assures they will be eligible for licensure in each of the 50 states. Programmatic accreditation requires programs to teach the entire curriculum developed by the professional society, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). Programmatic accreditation also assures students will have the foundation knowledge to continue to develop as professionals in the various fields of the radiation sciences. Read more on our accreditation page. For more information about Joint Review Committee on Education and Radiologic Technology, visit www.jrcert.org.

Application deadline is April 15.

Application and Application Checklist

Resources

View the radiologic technology Student Handbook.

Read the radiologic technology's program effectiveness data.

Meeting Dates

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