AAS Degree in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology AAS Degree

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Degree Info Sheet
Degree Map
Degree Requirements
Student Handbook
JRCERT Program Effectiveness Data
JRCERT Accreditation Status (8 year accreditation due for renewal Fall 2029)


The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Radiologic Technology is a JRCERT accredited degree program that prepares students for a career in x-ray imaging as a Radiologic Technologist. The program is full-time, starts in the Fall, and spans 21 month/5 semesters.  Instruction occurs primarily at the Arvada campus, but also via online coursework and clinical internship at medical facilities. Clinical internship occurs throughout the program. Basic clinical training is completed before students enter clinical rotation. A capstone registry review course is required during the final semester prior to graduation.

Graduates earn:
AAS degree in Radiologic Technology

Graduates are eligible to sit for the following ARRT certification exam:
Registered Technologist in Radiography, RT(R)

Wage & Employment Info:
Visit www.onetonline.org and search for "Radiologic Technologist"

Due to the fast-paced and rigorous nature of the program, students are encouraged to have little to no outside employment responsibilities while enrolled. Please see Cost of Program for more information about financial resources available to students.

Clinical Internship

Basic clinical training is completed on-campus before students enter clinical rotation. Students provide their own transportation to clinical facilities, which may be located within a 100-mile radius from the college.  For a list of current clinical sites, please see Clinical Affiliates.

Curriculum

The AAS degree in Radiologic Technology consists of 79 credit hours of pre-requisite and in-program coursework.  See the RRCC catalog for degree requirements.  Please note that some courses may be offered in online formats, which may have increased tuition fees.  As of Jan 1, 2023 - RTE 1001, BIO 2101 & 2102 must be competed within 7 years of the Fall start of the program and only HPR 1040 will be accepted for the Medical Terminology pre-requisite. 
 

Typical Schedule

(subject to change)

Fall I Semester: 1 clinical shift, 4 days class/lab 
Spring I Semester: 2 clinical shifts, 3 class/lab 
Summer Semester: 5 clinical shifts
Fall II Semester: 3 clinical shifts, 2 days class
Spring II Semester: 3-4 clinical shifts, 1 day class

Students rotate through a variety of clinical shifts on weekdays, weekends, during the day, at night, or overnight.  Shift hours vary, not to exceed 10 hours per shift.

Radiologic Technology Academic Calendar 2021-22
Radiologic Technology Academic Calendar 2022-23

 

Grade Scale

Students must achieve a C grade or higher in all courses to graduate. Grade Scale for all courses is as follows:

94-100

A

85-93

B

75-84

C

0-74

F