- Associate of Applied Science: 2-year program (64 semester credit hours)
- Job opportunities: Careers
- Full program is offered at: Trinity River Campus East
We will post future session dates as soon as they are scheduled.
Attending an information session is an application requirement.
Role of the Radiologic Technologist, RT(R)
What do they do?
The radiologic technologist uses advanced technological equipment to produce images of patients' internal body structures for diagnostic and treatment purposes. Technologists also provide high quality care to keep patients safe and comfortable.
The role of the radiologic technologist is diverse and offers many pathways within diagnostic imaging. At the forefront of medical imaging, the technologist must be able to work with confidence in pressure situations.
Explore the radiologic technology profession
- The Practice Standards for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy: Radiography Practice StandardsListen (PDF will open in a new window)
- What Do Radiologic Technologists Do?
- Careers in Radiologic Technology
- A Typical Day in the Life of Radiologic Technologist(Video link will open in a new window)
Interested in our program?
Think seriously about these questions:
- 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 very 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?
- What will you do if you are not accepted into our program?
To graduate radiologic technologists who demonstrate clinical competency, professionalism, critical thinking skills and communication skills.
Our Program Goals
Upon successful completion of our program, you should be able to demonstrate the following:
- Goal 1: You will demonstrate clinical competence.
- Apply positioning skills correctly.
- Utilize correct exposure technique.
- Goal 2: You will demonstrate professionalism.
- Engage in various professionalism activities.
- Model professionalism within the clinical setting.
- Goal 3: You will demonstrate critical thinking skills.
- Employ critical thinking skills to evaluate radiographic images.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills based on patient condition.
- Goal 4: You will demonstrate communication skills.
- Communicate effectively based on patient needs.
- Exhibit communication skill in the academic environment.
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) collects completion rates, credentialing examination pass rates and job placement rates for accredited programs across the country.
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
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Updated February 19, 2019