Radiologic Technology (X-Ray): Career Associate (3760)
Do you enjoy technology and helping people? Do you excel at problem solving and critical thinking and find the challenge of completing tasks in a fast-paced environment exciting?
A career in radiologic technology involves this and more. Let us help you start your path in radiologic technology!
What can I do with this in the workforce?
After completing your associate degree, you can apply for positions in the healthcare field as a radiologic technologist or radiographer.
As a radiologic technologist, you will perform general radiographic images of the human body, which physicians use to make a medical diagnosis. You may find work in hospital radiology departments physican's offices or independent medical-imaging centers.
You are likely to succeed in this program and career if you:
- Are detail-oriented and a team player
- Have strong math and science skills
- Are physically fit and don’t mind working nontraditional hours
- Are able to manage multiple tasks at one time
- Can utilize critical thinking skills to solve problems within time constraints
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What is HACC’s program like?
You will receive the knowledge and technical expertise to produce radiographic images of the human body. Our program is offered in cooperation with affiliated hospitals, physician's offices and medical imaging centers, which allows you to receive practical and clinical instruction onsite. This program curriculum is structured so that courses are offered in both blended and face-to-face formats. You will only be required to attend in-class and laboratory sessions at the campus one day per week.
By the time you graduate from our program, you will have the ability to:
- Function as a competent entry-level radiographer
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills in clinical practice
- Exhibit respect and compassionate behavior
- Demonstrate effective communication skills
- Function as a professional healthcare provider
Please note that our program is selective. This means there are additional entrance requirements beyond your standard HACC application. Also, before you can begin the clinical portion of the program, you must complete the following items at your own expense:
- Physical examination and immunizations
- Background checks
- Drug and alcohol screens
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to take the national certifying examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Your eligibility to sit for the ARRT national registry examination may be affected by prior crime convictions, such as a felony, gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact the Department of Regulatory Services, ARRT, 1255 Northland Drive, St. Paul, MN, 55120. Their phone number is 651-687-0048.
We are proud to say that the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredits our program, which is located at 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. Their phone number is 312-704-5300.
What classes will I take?
We encourage you to:
- View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
- Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.
- Browse our advising checksheet (pdf), which is also an excellent tool to help you personalize your course load each term and manage your overall advancement through our programs.
Can I transfer my credits to a four-year college or university?
Yes! Although our program is designed to lead you directly into the workforce, transfer opportunities are available. Our programs are designed to be flexible enough to transfer to a wide variety of colleges and universities with no loss of credit. However, each individual college has its own unique program. We encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so that you may take the proper classes at HACC.
Your various transfer options are:
|Bloomsburg University of PA:||Bachelor of Applied Science Technical Leadership (ONLINE & campus) (pdf)
|Central Penn College:||Radiologic Technology (pdf)
|La Roche College:||Radiologic Technology into Medical Imaging BA (pdf)
|Siena Heights University Online:||Radiologic Technology into Bachelor Degree Applied Science (ONLINE) (pdf)
Where can I complete this program?
You can complete the entire program at our Lancaster Campus
Does HACC offer scholarships?
Yes! Thanks to the HACC Foundation, scholarships are available. Please visit hacc.edu/scholarships to learn how you can apply.
When can I apply?
We offer courses in the spring, summer and fall, and you can apply anytime by visiting our website. When enrolling into the Radiologic Technology Program, you must apply to the non-clinical component of the program first. Therefore, please use program code 376P on your application to ensure that you apply to the correct program.
How can I learn more?
We are ready to answer your questions and welcome you to HACC! For more information about this associate degree, please contact an admissions counselor, visit the health careers section of our website or email us.