The Radiologic Technology curriculum prepares students for careers as radiographers, who work under the supervision of medical radiologists or physicians in hospital radiology departments, clinics, commercial x-ray laboratories, or doctors' offices. The responsibility of the radiographer is to produce a radiographic (x-ray) image of the highest diagnostic quality of any designated area of the human body. It is from this image that the radiologist makes his or her interpretations.
The curriculum for the program covers six semesters. The first year is designed to provide the student with mathematics, basic science, general education courses, specialized courses in radiography and clinical education. The second year of the program consists of additional clinical education scheduled in affiliated medical centers along with advanced radiologic technology courses.
Experience in the radiology departments of the affiliated hospitals provides opportunity for the practical application of knowledge learned in the classroom. This experience in the hospital is a vital part of the program, since it enables you to assist in the handling of sick and injured patients as they undergo a wide variety of radiographic examinations.
Upon satisfactory completion of the course requirements, you are awarded the Associate in Applied Science and are eligible to apply for examination by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).