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Radiologic Technology

Quick Facts

Radiologic technologists provide direct care to a diverse patient population by using sophisticated equipment to create images of internal body structures for diagnostic and treatment purposes.

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Our Program

Why choose Radiologic Technology?

  • Learn from knowledgeable, caring faculty who have many years of clinical & teaching experience
  • Have access to excellent resources that support your learning, including an on-campus radiography lab & an Anatomage Table
  • Receive a high-quality educational experience, as assured by our national accreditation
  • Study in our program whose completion & certification exam pass rates are above the national average
  • Be able to choose concurrent enrollment in Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science (BSRS) courses—thanks to partnership with Midwestern State University (MSU) in Texas—if you want to earn a bachelor’s degree

Prepare for what you will do at work

  • Use computerized equipment to produce images of human anatomy, physiology & pathology
  • Properly position patients & incorporate critical thinking skills to acquire high quality diagnostic images
  • Monitor patient safety & comfort
  • Collaborate with other health care professionals to optimize patient care

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Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC)-approved

You can use your Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits to pay for this program.

Questions? See VetSuccess on Campus

Think seriously about these questions

  • The Radiologic Technology Program includes prerequisite coursework in anatomy and physiology, plus medical terminology and pathophysiology courses.
    • Are these courses of particular interest to you in terms of your career goals?  
  • Why do you want to pursue a career as a radiologic technologist?
  • What do you think the daily responsibilities are for a radiologic technologist?
  • Our program is demanding—many class assignments, strict deadlines, long hours, travel to clinical rotations, etc.
    • What strategies do you plan to use to be successful academically in our program?
  • The clinical portion of the program requires travel to hospitals and imaging centers.
    • Do you foresee any problems with this requirement?
  • Constructive criticism is a necessary and essential element of our entire program to help you develop your skills as a radiographer.
    • How do you react when you receive constructive criticism from others?
  • How have you managed a situation in which you had to interact with a person who was difficult to get along with?
  • Patients having x-ray examinations at a hospital can be challenging due to factors such as blood and body fluids, communication difficulties, or movement difficulties. They may not be fully conscious. They may not speak English.
    • How do you feel about learning to perform x-ray exams on patients with these challenges?

Selective Admission

Radiologic Technology is a selective admission program.

After being accepted to TCC, you must meet the selective admission requirements to be eligible to submit a separate application to our Radiologic Technology program.

Get the details on these pages:

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Degrees & Certificates

Degree

Attend an Information Session

About the Session

Find out everything you need to know about our program: requirements, courses, costs, and more.

Attending an information session is an application requirement. You will submit your Certificate of Attendance with your application.

Until We Can Host In-Person Sessions

Review the presentation slides and contact us if you have any questions: Radiologic Technology Information Session (PDF)Listen

Questions?

Health Care Professions Advising Resource Hub

Cal Quigley, IV, Health Care Professions Advisor

Call 817-515-1484
Email TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

Accreditation & Program Data

Program Data

The TCC Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program received an 8-year accreditation award is accredited through 2026.

JRCERT Program Effectiveness Data for TCC (PDF)Listen

Our program data is also available on JRCERT Accredited Program Details: TCC.

JRCERT Contact Information

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606
mail@jrcert.org
312-704-5300

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2022–2023 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Radiologic Technology 64 $4,096

Notes:

  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

  • Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!

Contact

Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Cal Quigley, IV
Health Care Professions Advisor

Call 817-515-1484

Email TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

Advising by Appointment

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated June 28, 2022