AAS Degree: Radiologic Technology
The Radiologic Technology Program is designed to provide training in radiologic technology for students who wish to establish eligibility to participate in the national certification examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Graduates who pass this national certifying examination are qualified to assume diagnostic radiographer positions in thousands of medical facilities across the nation, both in hospitals and private clinics or offices. After gaining on-the-job experience, you may be allowed to participate in advanced level examinations, such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, or mammography. The radiography program is also an entry-level program for advanced imaging modalities, such as ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and radiation therapy.
You must complete the recommended general education course work, as well as HPR 178 and RTE 101 prior to applying. When enrolled in the clinical internship courses, students spend 30 to 34 hours per week at a healthcare facility. Students can expect to rotate through a variety of shifts on weekdays and weekend, during the day, at night, or overnight.
Admission to the radiologic technology program is through a competitive selection process. Applications are accepted once a year in May. Please visit the Medical Imaging website www.rrcc.edu/radiology or contact an academic advisor for more information on the application process. Information sessions for the Radiologic Technology Program are held regularly throughout the year. **Additional fees apply for most RTE courses.
Students must earn a "C" or better in all DMS courses to graduate.
The following degree is offered in this program:
- Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology
- Computed Tomography (CT) Certificate
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Certificate
- Mammography Certificate
- Bone Densitometry Certificate
Applicants Please Note
It is necessary for applicants to first apply to Red Rocks Community College using the online application. RRCC must also have official copies of your transcripts.
Check this website frequently for updates. Admission to any of the Medical Imaging Programs is highly competitive. Please review the application process links on the left for each program to determine your eligibility, as well as the dates for applying.
Medical Imaging Information Sessions
Individuals interested in any of the Medical Imaging programs should consider attending one of the Medical Imaging Information Sessions.
Career Paths / Options in Radiologic Technology
- Radiology Technician
- Radiologic Technologist
- Radiology Assistant
- Radiology Nurse
- Magnetic resonance technologists
- Nuclear medicine technologists
See your advisor to map out your educational pathway to your chosen career path.
Gainful Employment Information
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