Radiologic Technology General Info
Radiologic Technology is a great career choice for someone interested in the healthcare field. This two-year comprehensive program consists of radiologic courses, clinical experience, and general studies. The classroom courses are taught at the NCC campus, and clinical experience is obtained at various approved clinical sites.
Radiologic technologists, also known as radiographers, produce x-ray films of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems. With the ever-changing technology in the health care arena, radiologic technologist are becoming more involved with computerized tomography scanners (CT), which produce cross sectional views and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which utilizes giant magnets and radio waves rather than radiation to create a diagnostic image, as well as other specialized fields that can draw a new graduate of the Radiologic Technology program. National, state, and local data indicates that there will be a continued need for Radiologic Technologists through the next decade.
Graduates of the Radiologic Technology Program are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (A.R.R.T.) board in general radiography. Certification of a national credential exam through the A.R.R.T. is requited to practice as a radiologic technologist.
This program requires an additional acceptance process. Your acceptance to the Radiologic Technology program is contingent upon successful completion of prerequisite courses and the program entrance assessment, HESI A2. In addition, you must have a high school diploma (with a 2.0 grade point average) or a High School Equivalency Diploma. You must complete prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher. You also need three years of science completed at the high school or post high school level (with a grade of “C” or better). An academic background in life sciences is recommended. Additional information regarding the admission process can be found in the “More Information” section below.
NCC Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Additional information regarding program effectiveness data may be obtained by contacting the JRCERT. This is an eight year accreditation expiring 2029.
Program Grading Scale
Clinical Grading Scale:
89- Below F
72.5 And Below- F
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- Associate of Applied Science Degree
- Four Semesters & Two Summer Term
- Fall semester entry only
- Excellent people skills
- Genuine desire to care for people
- Communication skills
- Possess math & science background
- This program is available on campus. General education courses are available online.
Student Story HUNTER MCDONALD
“I went to a four year school, but decided to come home. I like the small class sizes at NCC…it’s the right fit for me. I have a passion for the medical field and the instructors truly want you to succeed!”
Radiologic Technology student
Requirements for this program
|PREREQUISITES PRIOR TO TERM 1||5|
|BIO165-A||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|BIO167-A||Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab||1|
|SDV108-A||The College Experience||1|
|TERM 1 FALL SEMESTER||18|
|BIO170-A||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|BIO172-A||Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab||1|
|RAD106-E||Foundations of Radiologic Technology||2|
|RAD122-E||Radiographic Procedures I||4|
|TERM 2 SPRING SEMESTER||16|
|RAD104-E||Radiologic Patient Care||2|
|RAD142-E||Radiographic Procedures II||4|
|RAD230-E||Clincal Education II||4|
|TERM 3 SUMMER TERM||8|
|RAD162-E||Radiographic Procedures III||3|
|RAD260-E||Clinical Education III||3|
|TERM 4 FALL SEMESTER||17|
|RAD510-E||Clinical Education IV||6|
|RAD797-E||Physics for Radiographers||3|
|RAD851-E||Radiation Protection and Biology||2|
|TERM 5 SPRING SEMESTER||15|
|PSY111-A||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|RAD362-E||Computer and Digital Radiography||2|
|RAD550-E||Clinical Education V||6|
|RAD690-E||Cross Sectional Anatomy||1|
|TERM 6 SUMMER TERM||6|
|RAD582-E||Clinical Education VI||3|
To advance or graduate in the Radiologic TechnologyProgram you must receive a “C” or above in all coursework.
*You may select any math course with a suffix of A
Frequently Asked Questions
Employment opportunities exist in various settings, such as hospitals, healthcare facilities, physician offices, mobile imaging companies, industrial plants, research centers, government agencies, commercial sales, and education. Training in this profession allows individuals to specialize in their area of choice or pursue careers as researchers, consultants, or administrators.
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