What is a Radiologic Technologist?

Radiologic Technologists (also known as Radiographers) use x-rays to produce images (radiographs) of  the human body for the diagnosis and treatment of pathology. The curriculum includes instruction in radiographic procedures, patient care, radiation protection and imaging technique through an integration of classroom, laboratory, and clinical education. The radiographer is a skilled healthcare professional qualified to provide patient services using imaging modalities as directed by qualified physicians.

Learn about the most recent trends for Radiologic Technologists from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

Radiographers are generally employed in hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices.  With more specialized education, a qualified Radiographer may advance into the areas of Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, Mammography, Ultrasonography, Computerized Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), education, or administration.


Program Effectiveness Outcomes

ARRT Credentialing Pass Rate: The number of graduates that passed on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam compared with the number who took the exam within 6 months of graduation.  A scaled score of 75% is the minimum passing score.

Year of     examination Number taking the ARRT exam within 6 months of graduation.
Number passing the ARRT exam on the 1st attempt within 6 months of graduation.
ARRT exam pass rate
2014 15 15 100%
2015 17 17 100%
2016 13 13 100%
2017 16 16 100%
2018 14 14 100%
             5-year average pass rate = 100%


Job Placement Rate: The number of graduates that gained employment in the radiologic sciences within 12 months of graduation compared to the number that graduated and are actively seeking employment.   **(The JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as: 1) the graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, 2) the graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation,  3) the graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, 4) the graduate is on active military duty, and/or 5) the graduate is continuing their education.)

Graduation year Number of graduates actively seeking employment Number of graduates finding employment within 12 months Job placement rate
2014 13 12 92%
2015 10 10 100%
2016 11 11 100%
2017 12 12 100%
2018 13 13 100
                                5-year average = 98%


Program Completion Rate: The program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the Radiography program within 150% of the stated program length  The annual measurement is calculated by the number of graduates compared to the initial number in cohort group.

Graduating class Number of students Program completion rate
2015 18 began/17 graduated 94%
2016 18 began/13 graduated 72%
2017 19 began/16 graduated 84%
2018 17 began/14 graduated 82%
2019 18 began/17 graduated 94%
                                                                        5-year average = 85%

This information can also be obtained at www.jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data.

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Application Period
January 13, 2020 – April 10, 2020 

Radiography Program Information Sessions
NO appointment needed
∗ Please arrive on time
∗ All sessions will be held from 2-3 pm in the
Health Science Bldg. L-107 on the following dates:

  • Monday October 21, 2019
  • Thursday January 16, 2020
  • Wednesday April 8, 2020

Quick Facts
Degree: A.A.S in Radiography
∗ Program Length: 5 Semesters
∗ Hours: 8 hour days, 5 days/week
∗ Class Size: Approx. 18
∗ This is a selective admission program.

∗ One class is accepted each June to start in August
∗ This program is fully accredited by the JRCERT  www.jrcert.org